James L. Ervin Jr.

James Ervin headshot 9-10-14James L. Ervin, Jr. is a Partner at Roetzel & Andress, where he focuses his practice on regulatory enforcement, white-collar criminal defense, business litigation and public law. Much of his legal work is centered on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, the UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption laws both in the United States and abroad. Mr. Ervin has worked with clients to develop, train and implement policies, procedures and protocols related to corporate compliance practices and has also represented numerous clients in federal and state healthcare and fraud related matters. Mr. Ervin earned his law degree from Capital University Law School and his undergraduate degree from The University of Arizona. He can be reached at jervin@ralaw.com or 614-723-2081.

FCPA Perspectives – What is Old is New

The U.S. government has been battling corruption for four decades through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and in that time, some on the front lines of international business may have grown so accustomed to hearing about FCPA compliance that it begins to sound like white noise. Let's not let our guard slip... FCPA compliance is more crucial now than ever.

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Conflict Minerals – Compliance Update

Some have taken issue with the Conflict Minerals Rules, asserting that they violate the First Amendment. According to a recent court decision, this is only partially true. The decision by the D.C. Circuit Court may yet be revised, however. It's been challenged already by the SEC. While we wait for the final word from the court, let's remain focused on compliance.

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