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Jennifer Saperstein
Jennifer H. Saperstein
Washington +1 202 662 5682 jsaperstein@cov.com Download V-card

Jennifer H. Saperstein regularly advises clients on compliance issues arising under anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). An experienced compliance counselor, she frequently conducts risk assessments and compliance program assessments, and has developed anti-corruption compliance programs for clients across industries. Ms. Saperstein also leads cross-cutting compliance projects to help companies build and improve their compliance programs across areas of regulatory expertise, bringing together teams of regulatory experts to provide integrated advice. Ms. Saperstein regularly assists companies with anti-corruption due diligence and compliance integration in connection with acquisitions, asset purchases, joint ventures, and other investment transactions.

Anti-Corruption and Cross-Disciplinary Compliance

  • Advises multinational companies and associations in creating and implementing tailored anti-corruption policies and procedures.
  • Performs anti-corruption risk assessments for companies and associations in a diverse range of industries, including life sciences, energy, consumer products, personal care, food and beverage, technology, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and financial services.
  • Advises multinational companies on building compliance functions, implementing integrated compliance programs, and facilitating compliance monitoring through use of data analytics.
  • Advises companies on third party due diligence processes, designing criteria and procedures for diligence, assisting with selection of outside diligence vendors, and providing advice on specific vendors.
  • Provides customized anti-corruption training to legal, internal audit, sales, and other departments, including at Fortune 500 companies.
  • Provides ongoing counseling to dozens of clients on anti-corruption issues.
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence for U.S.-based life sciences company’s $2 billion acquisition of a US-based life sciences company with global sales.
  • Served as anti-corruption counsel for private equity firm during its acquisition and later sale of a government contractor.

FCPA, Anti-Kickback Act, and False Claims Act Investigations

  • Obtained declination from DOJ for a transportation and logistics company in an Anti-Kickback Act investigation by the DOJ.
  • Conducted internal investigations for Fortune 50 companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, in connection with potential violations of the FCPA.
  • Counsel to a major multinational company in a DOJ investigation into potential violation of the False Claims Act.

Pro Bono

  • Represented plaintiff in § 1983 action against police and prosecutors in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana arising out of wrongful conviction and alleged Brady violations.
  • Successfully represented defendant charged with multiple homicides in state court proceedings.