Davis Polk provides advice on a broad range of compliance and advisory issues, including those associated with anticorruption laws, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws, competition laws and many other regulatory regimes. Many of our current and former lawyers have held prominent positions with law enforcement agencies and financial regulators, including the SEC, DOJ, Treasury, FDIC, OFAC and CFTC.
Our lawyers help clients anticipate and comply with the evolving and heightened standards of government regulators. We routinely review, draft and advise clients on their codes of conduct and business ethics policies, as well as the design of implementing procedures. We have extensive experience helping clients implement effective compliance procedures, closely tailored to their particular business and associated legal risks. In conducting a compliance review, Davis Polk lawyers work closely with management and in-house counsel to identify issues that pose the highest risks for potential violations and to review relevant business practices, including those of agents of the company or foreign subsidiaries, to determine whether the practices need to be changed.