Martin S. Bloor is a partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group, resident in the New York office. He represents clients in white collar criminal matters, corporate investigations and complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Bloor’s practice is primarily focused on criminal and regulatory investigations of individuals and corporations, internal corporate investigations, particularly in connection with potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust matters and securities and derivative litigation. Mr. Bloor also has experience in complex commercial litigation and appellate matters before federal and state courts.
Mr. Bloor also advises businesses on compliance issues under the FCPA, including drafting and implementing corporate compliance programs, and has extensive experience in conducting FCPA due diligence and advising on other FCPA risks in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Bloor’s recent matters include:
- serving as part of a government appointed integrity monitorship team monitoring for fraud, waste and abuse in connection with Hurricane Sandy rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in New York City
- representing the audit committee and supervisory board of an Italian company in connection with an internal investigation relating to the acquisition of certain oil rights in Africa
- representing the trustees of a Liechtenstein Trust in connection with an internal investigation into allegations that associated companies obtained mining concessions in Africa through improper payments to individuals associated with African government officials
- representing a third party payment processor in connection with both civil and criminal investigations being undertaken relating to the payday lending industry
- representing a Korean pharmaceutical company in connection with litigation in New York State Court involving a dispute under the terms of a licensing agreement
- reviewing, revising and implementing an anti-corruption compliance program for a world-leading planning, design, management and supervision consultancy operating across offices in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Mr. Bloor also has:
- represented a Japanese pharmaceutical company in connection with the largest antitrust matter ever prosecuted criminally by the U.S. Department of Justice, and also handled the related civil class action litigations, all involving the worldwide vitamins industry
- conducted an internal investigation and negotiated a favorable settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a global manufacturing company in connection with allegations of improper payments to government officials in China, Russia, Peru and Brazil in connection with large public projects
- conducted an internal investigation for a prominent technology company to determine whether a contract with a Russian state-owned company was obtained through improper means and whether any misrepresentations were made to the U.S. Export-Import Bank in connection with funding for the transaction
- represented an international offshore engineering and construction company in connection with an inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into issues relating to stock option backdating
- represented a global defense company in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation involving possible FCPA issues and in a related civil derivative lawsuit which won dismissal in the federal district court
- represented a Norwegian oil and gas services company in their plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve FCPA charges
- conducted extensive FCPA due diligence in connection with the acquisition of a Swiss drug maker by a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company in a deal valued at more than $5 billion
- argued an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court for a major German bank in connection with a lawsuit brought against it for coupon payments on securities issued by the bank’s Delaware LLC
- advised a global investment bank in connection with FCPA risks associated with establishing a securities joint venture in China
- represented a large British bank in connection with a series of lawsuits against hedge funds arising out of the financial crisis.
Mr. Bloor’s recent publications include co-authoring the article, “The New Enforcement Landscape for Financial Institutions” for The Review of Banking and Financial Services (Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2014).
After graduating from law school, Mr. Bloor clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Chambers, U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of West Virginia.