James Parkinson

James Parkinson

BuckleySandler LLP

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FCPA: Recent Enforcement Activity Sounds Warning for Financial Services Industry

"When Cheryl J. Scarboro, Chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Comission's (SEC) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement unit, remarked in November 2010 that her unit "will continue to focus on industry-wide...more

6/1/2011

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Doing Business in India

Why are American companies in India? The biggest reason is the high potential of the Indian market and economy. Although the gross domestic product of the U.S. is expected to grow 2.9% for 2011, the economy of India is...more

4/4/2011

UK Bribery Act: Consultation on "Adequate Procedures" Guidance

This client alert offers an overview of current anti-corruption compliance measures. For companies subject to Bribery Act jurisdiction, the guidance issued by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice may affect the structure...more

9/16/2010

Fuel to the fire: Whistle-blower incentives in the Dodd-Frank Act

"A new era of whistle-blower regulation commenced July 21, when President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Dodd-Frank Act directs the Securities and Exchange Commission to...more

8/10/2010

China FCPA Risks: Anticipating and Managing Corruption Risks in Transactions Involving the PRC

James Parkinson and Lauren Randell explore the methods that companies entering the Mainland China market can assess and manage corruption risks before transactions are finalized, and after closing. Their article also reviews...more

6/29/2010

Is Your Business Affected by the US FCPA? Are You Sure?

The American expression, “you can’t escape the long arm of the law,” is especially true when it comes to the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”). Many companies operating in Asia are subject to the FCPA,...more

5/25/2010

FCPA Lesson: Anatomy of an Acquisition Gone Awry

Most companies understand that they run afoul of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") if they pay bribes to foreign officials. But the caution with which most companies conduct their own operations does not always match...more

4/15/2010

Understanding the Reach of US Jurisdiction Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Recent enforcement activity has made clear that United States regulators are looking beyond U.S. shores to extend enforcement of the FCPA to non-U.S. persons. As one top official at the Department of Justice (DOJ) has said:...more

5/8/2009

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FCPA Due Diligence in the Context of Mergers and Acquisitions

This article, co-authored with David Krakoff and Kristy Balsanek, appeared in 4 Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal 101 (September 2008). It discusses the FCPA-related challenges faced by companies seeking to gain a foothold in...more

9/29/2008

Wining and Dining Foreign Officials: What's OK and What's a Crime

"In December 2007, Lucent Technologies Inc. secured a non-prosecution agreement from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and settled an enforcement action with the SEC for conduct related to travel and entertainment expenses...more

4/1/2008

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