Alison Tanchyk handles government and internal investigations, complex civil litigation, and compliance and regulatory cases, with an emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and False Claims Act (FCA) matters. Companies and individuals rely on Alison to defend against investigations alleging violations of the FCPA, AKS, and FCA, and involving allegations of healthcare, tax, and securities fraud, and other business frauds. Corporate leaders and Boards also seek Alison’s counsel on matters related to developing, implementing, evaluating, and auditing internal compliance and ethics programs.
Corporate leaders and Boards from all industries, including retail, life sciences, and manufacturing rely on Alison’s advice on anticorruption compliance issues including third–party due diligence, procedures, and training.
Most recently, she represented General Cable Corporation in connection with an FCPA investigation of its operations in Angola, Portugal, China, Egypt, and Thailand. The matter was resolved in December 2016 for a total of approximately $76 million in disgorgement and penalty via a non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ and administrative order with the SEC. Pursuant to the NPA, the DOJ imposed a penalty representing 50 percent off the bottom end of the Sentencing Guidelines range. Neither the DOJ nor the SEC required a compliance monitor. She also represented Olympus Corporation of the Americas in connection with an FCPA investigation of Olympus’s sales and marketing practices in Latin America resulting in a deferred prosecution agreement and $22.8 million fine, announced March 1, 2016.
Alison is the Co-Leader of the Florida Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA). She has repeatedly been named as one of Latin America’s top female lawyers by Latinvex .