MDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, Real Estate and Immigration Law as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. Our firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors who are committed to the business goals and best interests of our clients. We deliver value-added services of the highest caliber, and serve as a trusted advisor to our clients through our practical and business-savvy approach.
Hewlett-Packard Settles FCPA Violations for $108 Million  Hewlett-Packard Settles FCPA Violations For $108 Million
MIAMI, FL, April 21, 2014 -
On April 9, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when its subsidiaries in Russia, Poland, and Mexico allegedly made improper payments to government officials in order to obtain or retain government contracts. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) also filed criminal charges against HP in federal court for FCPA violations.

MDO Partners participates in Trade Mission to Colombia with Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce MDO Partners Participates In Trade Mission To Colombia With Greater Miami Chamber Of Commerce
MIAMI, FL, April 15, 2014 -
As part of MDO Partners' efforts to strengthen its relations in Latin America, Richard Montes de Oca, the firm's Managing Partner, participated in a trade mission to Colombia led by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Federal Court Rules Internal Investigations May Not Be Privileged Federal Court Rules Internal Investigations May Not Be Privileged
MIAMI, FL, April 4, 2014 -
On March 6, 2014, the federal district court for the District of Columbia held that documents from a government contractor's internal investigation overseen by the legal department were not protected by either the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine. The decision, which is on appeal, could significantly impact the way companies conduct internal investigations.

Alcoa Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $384 Million for Anti-Bribery (FCPA) Violations Alcoa Pleads Guilty And Agrees To Pay $384 Million For Anti-Bribery (FCPA) Violations
MIAMI, FL, January 21, 2014 -
On January 9, 2014, The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that giant aluminum producer, Alcoa, Inc., has agreed to pay $384 million to settle bribery charges for making corrupt payments to Bahrain officials in violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

PetroTiger Co-CEO's and General Counsel Charged with FCPA Violations for Bribes in Colombia PetroTiger Co-CEO's And General Counsel Charged With FCPA Violations For Bribes In Colombia
MIAMI, FL, January 15, 2014 -
On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related charges against three former executives of PetroTiger, Ltd., a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey. The executives included Co-CEO's, Joseph Sigelman and Knut Hammarskjold, and former General Counsel, Gregory Weisman, who allegedly participated "in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials in violation of the FCPA...and to launder proceeds of those crimes."

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