Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Recently, the Government has been increasing its enforcement efforts under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, announcing that there are 60 active investigations in its pipeline and that five FBI agents have been assigned full time to FCPA enforcement.In the last two years, more FCPA enforcement actions have been completed than in the prior ten years combined.FCPA compliance is, moreover, not a “stand alone” issue – increasingly, FCPA have become a focal point in due diligence with respect to M&A activity and the formation of joint ventures, one party to which has historically conducted business in a high risk region.

Click here for a PowerPoint that summarizes some of the principal issues and questions that typically arise under the FCPA.

Authored by:

John Fornaciari

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jfornaciari@sheppardmullin.com