BRENDAN C. SMITH represents a wide variety of clients in investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other law enforcement authorities. As a member of the White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations practice, Brendan handles matters involving, among other things, alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, False Claims Act (FCA) violations, securities fraud, bank fraud, insider trading, accounting fraud, financial reporting and disclosure issues, auditor independence, export controls, and economic sanctions.
In addition to his work on enforcement matters and litigation, Brendan conducts internal reviews and investigations involving allegations of criminal, civil and ethical misconduct.
Brendan has significant experience counseling clients on a wide range of FCPA and anticorruption compliance issues. In this regard, he develops and implements effective compliance programs, conducts assessments of FCPA and anticorruption risks, and advises on FCPA and anticorruption issues in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Brendan also has experience with complex electronic discovery, cross-border discovery, and data privacy. He counsels clients on how to efficiently and effectively manage e-discovery risks and obligations and assists clients in developing policies and protocols to satisfy U.S. discovery obligations in view of foreign data protection laws.