• Anti-Bribery Provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Application to Foreign Corporations and Individuals
  • January 3, 2012 | Authors: Valerie C. Charles; Carlos F. Ortiz
  • Law Firms: LeClairRyan - New York Office ; LeClairRyan - Newark Office
  • In recent years, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) have significantly increased the number of investigations, settlements, and prosecutions of companies and individuals, including foreign entities and citizens, for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Because of this increased enforcement activity, it is critical that foreign companies and affiliates of foreign companies have a clear understanding of practices prohibited by the FCPA and how to minimize their risk of a potential violation of the act.