Strategies for Negotiating FCPA Settlements: An Interview with Laurence Urgenson, Mayer Brown Partner and Former DOJ Official

When a company is facing FCPA charges, it may have the opportunity to directly influence the outcome of the government’s investigation – a monitor may be deemed unnecessary, lower fines may be agreed upon and prosecutions may even be avoided.  In an interview with the Anti-Corruption Report, Laurence Urgenson, a partner at Mayer Brown and former DOJ official, shared his advice to help companies and their advisors present the company’s case in the most favorable light possible.  Drawing on his extensive experience, Urgenson provided insight into the changing self-reporting calculus, the need for an international anti-corruption protocol and the best ways to make a presentation to the government.  See also “When and How Should Companies Self-Report FCPA Violations? (Part One of Two)” (Jun. 6, 2012); and Part Two of Two (Jun. 20, 2012). 

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