• Key Takeaways from the Federal Government’s Newly Issued Guide to the FCPA
  • November 30, 2012 | Authors: Spencer C. Barasch; Sara J. Chesnut
  • Law Firm: Andrews Kurth LLP - Dallas Office
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have jointly released long-anticipated guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In announcing the release of this 120 page publication, aptly entitled, A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Guide), these two federal agencies responsible for enforcement of the 1977 statute proclaimed that not only does the Guide set forth a detailed analysis of key provisions of the FCPA, but the document is also “an unprecedented undertaking by DOJ and SEC to provide the public with detailed information about our enforcement approach and priorities.”