Representing Individuals in International Investigations

The U.S. Department of Justice sees its beat as worldwide, focusing on transnational criminal enterprises and global corporate misconduct. As a result, it is now standard for companies to respond to the DOJ’s demand for cooperation by launching internal investigations worldwide. International investigations promise to become more and more common. Defense counsel must be prepared to encounter an abundance of issues, including the following: the domestic and extraterritorial applications of U.S. law; likelihood of extradition; effect of a parallel investigation on the right against self-incrimination; data privacy; and the logistics and process for conducting an interview through a mutual legal assistance treaty.