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Jonathan Nelms

Jonathan Nelms is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Washington, DC office and focuses on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related legislation, including US money laundering laws and their application to the activities of global companies in emerging markets. He has over eight years of experience advising multinational corporations on corporate compliance, international transactions and internal investigations. Mr. Nelms' experience includes nearly three years in the Moscow office, where he worked to develop the Firm’s anti-corruption compliance capabilities throughout the CIS region while continuing to lead internal investigations and otherwise assist clients on a wide variety of compliance projects.

Currency of information: Spring 2014 News about whistleblowers has been prominent once again during the first half of 2014, both in legal circles and in the mainstream media.  Several events have reinforced the importance of whistleblowing in the minds of judges, journalists, regulators, and the public.  This article examines best…

One of the most significant developments of 2014 in FCPA compliance arrived in November with the issuance by the Department of Justice of Opinion Procedure Release 14-02 (the “Opinion”).[1] The Opinion stands for the proposition that the DOJ will not penalize a company subject to the FCPA for acquiring a…