FCPA compliance

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Is the Paper Tiger Sharpening its Teeth?

In terms of FCPA enforcement, the UK's Serious Fraud Office doesn't hold a candle to the U.S. Department of Justice. Not yet, anyway. Over the past few months, it has become clear that the tide is turning; the SFO has several high-profile cases in the works and is seeking to extend its reach with an expanded arsenal ...

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National Security and FCPA Investigations

The FCPA is one of many tools the DOJ and the SEC put to use in facilitating national security in the U.S. And while they are some of the largest players in protecting the nation's interests, compliance professionals working for global corporations also play a critical role in identifying vulnerabilities and doing serious due diligence to minimize risks.

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FCPA Enforcement: Where Have All the Enforcement Actions Gone?

With major FCPA investigations in the works, some of us are on pins and needles waiting for the enforcement actions to come down. But don't hold your breath... these investigations and their subsequent decisions take time. Years even. The fact that we've yet to see results of these investigations may be due to little else than ...

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More Empty Words for an FCPA Compliance Defense

Most compliance practitioners recognize that the FCPA compliance defense issue is very much a thing of the past, though some still advocate for it. The troubles with this approach are multiple. Michael Volkov outlines what's off about taking an FCPA compliance defense and why companies that take that route may come to regret it.

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Pro Football and the FCPA Professor

Ah, September: bringer of fall, sweater weather, and football. Compliance practitioners and lovers of football alike can appreciate the parallels between the sport and the nuts and bolts of FCPA compliance. The success of both teams relies heavily, for instance, on a strong understanding of the game plan. Tom Fox outlines a few other shared characteristics... ...

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“Don˜t Bribe for Me, Argentina:˜ Corruption Risks on the Río de la Plata

Argentina is home to scenic landscapes, rich culture and corruption, unfortunately. Matteson Ellis, expert in all things FCPA-related in Latin America, draws from years of experience in Argentina to walk us through five common risks for corruption in the country, many of which are a direct result of government policy and officials with ulterior motives.

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FCPA Mid-Year Assessments

Despite what the various FCPA mid-year assessments are saying, FCPA enforcement is not on the wane. It's here to stay, and if anything, efforts are likely to increase rather than subside. Although the SEC has come under scrutiny for its unnecessarily lengthy investigations, essentially delaying justice, there are and will continue to be significant prosecutions forthcoming.

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10 FCPA Myths and Misconceptions, Debunked

How well do you know FCPA regulations? You could be laboring under some misconceptions - and you wouldn't be alone. FCPA expert Matteson Ellis has heard myths from the mouths of those new to compliance, but also from execs and seasoned professionals who should know better. Here are some of the biggest FCPA myths circulating out ...