The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Mexico

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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The Whole World Is Watching Mexico In the Fight Against Corruption

I have written about business solutions to legal problems, such as the FCPA, in the energy industry here in Houston. Noted compliance practitioner Scott Killingsworth made similar observations on compliance covenants in...more

Citibank: Multiple Failure of Compliance as the Hammer Drops

What is the cost of the failure to perform appropriate due diligence on a regular basis? What red flags should you look for when considering doing business with a customer...more

The Ides Of March And Evaluation Of Compliance Risk

Tomorrow, March 15 is enshrined as one of the most famous days of all-time, the “Ides of March”. On this day in 44 BC, the “Dictator for Life” Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of Roman nobleman who did not want...more

New Energy Opportunities in Mexico Raise FCPA, Anti-Bribery Risks

Sweeping reforms across Mexico’s oil, gas and electric markets promise more opportunities for the private sector and increased investment from international firms. However, U.S. companies looking to enter this market will...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 30-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 2 [Video]

This episode 30 is Part 2 of my interview with the FCPA Professor. ...more

Wal-Mart Cover Up- Would a Hot-Line Have Helped?

I do not know if Wal-Mart had a “hotline” in 2005, but in order to give employees and/ or third parties the tools necessary to alert executives or members of the Board of Directors to potential illegal or questionable...more

When in Rome...(U.S Law Still Applies): Lessons of Wal-Mart, News Corp. & the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The old DC adage, never do anything you wouldn’t want to see reported on the front page of the New York Times, must have taken on a very personal meaning to the senior management and directors of Wal-Mart and News Corp. Both...more

With Wal-Mart Claims, Greater Attention On A Law

Originally publish in The New York Times on April 25, 2012 A decade ago, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars American companies from bribing officials overseas, was rarely enforced or discussed. Today, it...more

Brand Names and More (Why the Wal-Mart Bribery Case is a Big Deal)

Will the Wal-Mart bribery case in Mexico have a lasting effect on compliance? Or is it a fleeting headline? This article discusses some reasons they this FCPA case will matter....more

Wal-Mart May Face FCPA Charges Over Mexican Bribery Plot

Originally published in Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 9:40 PM ET) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and some of its executives may face criminal charges and millions of dollars' worth of civil penalties in the wake of a report...more

Worst Part of Wal-Mart Bribery Case Is Failure to Conduct Proper Investigation

Over the weekend, The New York Times broke a major story, publishing a highly detailed 8,000-word article that seems to indicate that Wal-Mart not only engaged in a pattern of bribery of Mexican government officials in the...more

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