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Jury Awards Millions To Employee Fired For Reporting Suspected FCPA Violations

In a case that should give those companies violating federal law cause of concern, a jury recently ruled in favor of an employee who had been terminated for reporting suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The jurors… Read More
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Business Groups Push For Changes To FCPA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other corporate lobbying groups have kicked off a major push to force the federal government to update and revise existing anti-foreign bribery laws. Specifically, the corporate groups have urged regulators to provi… Read More
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2012 FCPA Penalties Dramatically Lower

A host of information was recently released by the federal government regarding last year’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement effort. One thing that’s clear from the numbers is that the Justice Department and the SEC have… Read More
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New FCPA Guidelines Unveiled

As we’ve discussed before, complying with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can be a major headache for U.S. businesses with large international practices. Given those headaches, it has come as welcome news to many that a new guide to th… Read More
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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: High Cost of Corrupt Practices

According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, settlements with the government are not the only cost corporations must account for if they decide to engage in illegal bribery of foreign officials. The newspaper found that legal expenses f… Read More
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Primer on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

What Is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 was passed in response to scandals in the mid 1970s that exposed over 400 U.S. companies that had been making payments to foreign government officials to facilita… Read More
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