James Koukios and Amanda Aikman

James M. Koukios is a co-head of Morrison & Foerster LLP’s FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption and Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White Collar practice Groups. Before joining MoFo, James served as a federal prosecutor for over a decade, including six years prosecuting and managing FCPA cases, including serving as a lead trial lawyer in United States v. Esquenazi and United States v. Duperval. While in the DOJ’s FCPA Unit, James also participated in the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery and edited the FCPA Resource Guide.
Amanda Aikman is a partner in MoFo’s New York Office and was formerly an Honors Attorney in the DOJ’s FCPA Unit. Among Amanda’s notable cases was United States v. Peterson, which demonstrated DOJ’s commitment to rewarding effective compliance programs, and United States v. Jefferson, in which a U.S. Congressman was prosecuted for violating the FCPA. Amanda was also responsible for researching and preparing the first comprehensive draft of the FCPA Resource Guide.
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Morrison & Foerster’s James Koukios and Amanda Aikman examine 10 ways in which the anti-corruption compliance landscape changed dramatically in the 2010s and explain why they expect those trends to continue. As the decade of the 2010s closed, anti-corruption compliance and enforcement had become ubiquitous around the world. But the decade did not start that way. Underfunded enforcement agencies and underutilized or...

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