Tag Archives: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Breaking News: Another Possible FCPA Extradition from the UK.

We had a different post planned for today (one on trends to look for in 2011, which include international cooperation), but the ruling of London appeals court takes priority.  According to Law360, a London appeals court decided Jeffrey Tesler, a UK lawyer charged by the DOJ with paying more than $132 million from a former … Continue Reading

“We Are in a New Era of FCPA Enforcement”

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer so stated at the American Conference Institute’s 24th National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) late last year.  The recent actions of the DOJ and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the FCPA’s dual enforcers, backed up AAG Breuer’s words.  The DOJ … Continue Reading

The Long Arm of the Law: Why non-US Companies Need to Comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) has started garnering headlines around the world.  It’s no wonder, considering the size of the fines and settlements extracted by the DOJ and SEC from non-U.S. companies in 2010 for violations of the FCPA.  As of the date of this writing, eight of the top 10 largest settlements and … Continue Reading

The DOJ and SEC Close 2010 with an FCPA Bang!

The DOJ and SEC Close 2010 with an FCPA Bang! The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) closed another Foreign Corrupt Practices Act record setting year — 75 FCPA enforcement actions resolved — with a bang.  In late December, the U.S. enforcement agencies, Alcatel-Lucent S.A. and several of its subsidiaries resolved … Continue Reading
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