The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA Resource Guide

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is a United States Federal law enacted in 1974 to create transparency and prevent bribery for U.S.-based corporations conducting business overseas.
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Tackling the realities of due diligence in a global setting

The Resource Guide to US FCPA* (the Guidance) promulgated by the DOJ and SEC emphasizes the need for appropriate due diligence and vetting before engaging third parties. The Guidance details the need to conduct...more

DOJ Fraud Official Offers An Insider’s View Of The FCPA Resource Guide

Charles Duross, deputy chief of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division, Fraud Section, offered white collar crime practitioners rare insight into the DOJ’s and the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)...more

FCPA “Reform”: Another Shot In The Dark

Timing is everything. Woody Allen said it best – 80 percent of life is just showing up. Unless you are the Chamber of Commerce. Talk about bad timing and sour grapes....more

The Real FCPA Guide: 35 years in the Making - “Non-Binding” Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Resource Useful to Companies Competing...

More than 35 years after becoming law, the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-awaited guidance on the...more

Snell & Wilmer Offers a Free Bound Copy of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guide

As referenced in several recent articles in the Global Connection, on November 18, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a written guide in regard to compliance of the Foreign...more

"Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions: Implementing a Risk-Based Approach"

Anti-corruption issues continue to present significant risks in acquisition and investment transactions because regulators continue robust enforcement in this area and emerging markets often present the greatest economic...more

Justice Department and SEC Issue Guidance on Anti-Bribery Law

Originally published in Swampfox - January 22, 2013. In November 2012 the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a 120-page “resource guide” to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. ...more

No Knowledge, but Hints of Omissions in the Allianz FCPA Settlement

On December 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) with Allianz SE (“Allianz”), the insurance company based in Germany, resulting...more

Five Biggest FCPA Stories Of 2012

One of my favorite “Seinfeld” episodes is when Jerry and George go to NBC to pitch their new television show which is about “nothing.” There are some parallels to this posting. FCPA settlements have dwindled during 2012....more

The Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action (Part III) Lessons Learned from Russia

This Part III is the final installment of my review of the Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) FCPA enforcement action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this Part III, I will review the FCPA issues that...more

From China to Poland and Brazi l- The Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action- Part II

In Parts II and III of my review of the Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I will discuss some the processes and...more

Legal Alert: FCPA Resource Guide Issued

On November 14, 2012, the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Enforcement Division of the United States Security and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued "A Resource Guide to the U.S....more

Highlights of the Government's New FCPA Resource Guide

The United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently released the long awaited joint guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") in the form of a 130 page...more

DOJ and SEC Release New FCPA Resource Guide

On November 14, 2012, the SEC and the DOJ released their long-awaited Resource Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which can be found here. The Resource Guide consolidates and summarizes the government’s previously...more

A Call To Arms: Conduct A Risk Assessment

The FCPA Guidance includes some important reminders for compliance practitioners. Most significantly, DOJ and SEC want companies to reinvigorate their risk assessment process. ...more

The FCPA Guidance And Voluntary Disclosures

The FCPA Guidance is an advertisement for the government’s voluntary disclosure program. DOJ and SEC repeat their message – if you voluntarily disclose, you will get a benefit. As demonstrated in the declinations, companies...more

LEGAL ALERT – Were Our Predications Correct? Reviewing DOJ’s Guidance Regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

On November 8, 2012, we opined in the Global Connection as to what to expect from the anticipated Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) guidance in regard to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

Dancing Around The Edges: A Journey In The FCPA Guidance

I am really enjoying reading and re-reading the FCPA Guidance. It is a fascinating document, well written and chock full of salient points, messages, explicit and implicit. For me, the most important issues are those...more

What’s In the New FCPA Resource Guide: Some Welcome Clarity and Unexpected Muddling

Much has been said about what is missing from the new FCPA Resource Guide (the Guide) published by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Here, we consider instead the areas in...more

What’s Not in the New FCPA Resource Guide, or Why Doing Your FCPA Homework is Still a Good Idea

Notwithstanding our overall approval of the FCPA Resource Guide (the Guide) issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this month, we are certainly not above a bit of...more

No More Ifs, Ands, and Buts — Anti-Corruption Compliance Now

The FCPA Guidance could not have been clearer; it could not have offered more incentives and carrots to the business community. If you adopt and implement an “effective” compliance program, you will receive significant...more

Comprehensive FCPA Guidance Provides a Roadmap for Companies to Reevaluate and Revise Their Compliance Policies By Paul E....

Originally published in The FCPA Report on November 28, 2012. On November 14, 2012, the DOJ and SEC jointly published “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (Guidance), their long-awaited and...more

DOJ and SEC Release Long-Awaited FCPA Guidance

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly released A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “Guide”). The Guide is intended to...more

Three Important Lessons from the FCPA Guidance for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies

The US Chamber of Commerce “praised” the FCPA Guidance. The Chamber did not get what it wanted but it had to recognize that the FCPA Guidance was helpful for businesses. The FPCA Guidance provides important information for...more

Breakdown of FCPA Guidance

On November 14, 2012, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their much-anticipated FCPA guidance, entitled “A...more

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