FCPA Translation and legal translation services for regulatory compliance cases are more important than ever. As most companies with an international footprint are already aware, there has been a significant growth in the number of FCPA cases brought against organizations. In 2016, the DOJ has accelerated its capacity to investigate and prosecute FCPA violations by increasing the size of its prosecutor unit by more than 50%, adding 3 new squads of special FBI agents devoted to FCPA investigations and prosecutions, and introducing a pilot program motivating self-disclosure of FCPA misconducts by companies. This comes at the same time that it is strengthening its cooperation with its foreign counterparts.
As a result, there has been an increasing need for affected companies to develop proactive and efficient strategies to process foreign language documents – whether they take the form of intra and inter-company emails, Codes of Conduct, or charters and other corporate foundation materials. Partnering with a legal translation company that has FCPA translation expertise and that also understands the specifics of the eDiscovery review process has become increasingly critical. A proper FCPA translation partner will allow companies to ensure accurate and reliable legal translation services for necessary materials while controlling costs.
FCPA Translation – Best Practices
We believe that the optimal strategy for FCPA review of foreign language documents is to adopt a multi-pronged approach that relies on:
- Filtering Techniques like foreign language keyword search to remove irrelevant documents from the data set
- Machine Translations to get the “gist” of what each document contains
- Document Summaries to determine if a full translation is needed
- Certified Human Translation for documents that must be clearly understood and/or submitted to the Department of Justice or SEC
With this strategy in mind, Language Connections offers our partners FCPA translation solutions tailored to the specifics of their investigation and in collaboration with their internal technological resources. To this end, our Translation Management System allows us the ability to render legal translations within your eDiscovery or GRC application environment if required. We can also provide machine translation, data visualization and other analytical tools to enhance your FCPA-related discovery process. For clients who anticipate recurring translation needs, we can install an ISO 27001-compliant translation server behind your firewall for an added level of security and efficiency.
FCPA & Regulatory Documents We Translate:
Language Connections has over 20 years of experience providing legal translation services, allowing us the expertise necessary to translate corporate legal documentation. Our network of professional human translators are certified linguists, and have experience in both the target language and the legal sector – this gives them an upper-hand when translating for FCPA and regulatory purposes, as they are able to determine keywords and phrases to target from the onset when looking for top-priority documents.
FCPA and Compliance Related Documents We Translate Include:
- Emails and Correspondence Documentation
- Contracts & Regulations
- Purchase Agreements
- Company Policies and Employee Handbooks
- Company Code of Conduct
- Formal Documentation for Mergers & Acquisitions
We can also translate your GRC and FCPA-related policies, procedures and training materials to support your ongoing e-learning programs for your international employees. Once you employ our GRC translation solutions, our proprietary Translation Management repositories can be utilized to efficiently and cost effectively refresh your materials with yearly or quarterly updates.