The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Extends Its Reach

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has become a hot topic in 2009. The US Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission have aggressively been pursuing alleged violations by both individuals and corporations and imposed significant penalties on those who have been found to have violated the FCPA. Penalties have included stiff jail sentences for individuals and huge fines for corporations. This anti-bribery drive has been supported by increased international cooperation between law enforcement agencies around the world which has considerably extended the reach of the FCPA and the level of enforcement activity.

For our Latin American clients (many of which have operations in the US) and our other clients doing business in Latin America, we will be presenting this one hour webinar to address questions such as:

  • What are the key provisions of the FCPA?
  • What are the consequences of violating the Act?
  • What lessons can be learned from the recent cases?
  • What steps should companies be taking to protect themselves and their employees from investigation?

Stephen Hood
David S. Krakoff
Lynn A. Neils

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