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Two Recent Decisions Provide Rare Guidance on the FCPA’s Reach Over Foreign Nationals

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Two recent district court decisions have shed light on the reach and scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) over foreign nationals: SEC v. Straub and SEC v. Sharef. For companies and individuals operating...more

SDNY Finds Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Claim

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently addressed whether the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) could reach a foreign executive of a non-US company. In contrast to the Straub case (see “SDNY...more

In What Circumstances Can Foreign Nationals Be Held Liable for Violating The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

by Dechert LLP on

In the last two weeks, in two separate SEC enforcement actions, judges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued rulings addressing when the United States Securities and Exchange...more

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