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Is the "Too Big to Debar" Problem a Problem? And Is Partial Debarment a Solution?

In my last post, I discussed one aspect of the (very useful) OECD Foreign Bribery Report: the characteristics of the bribe-paying firms in the 427 enforcement actions between February 1999 and June 2014. 1,751 more words


Which Firms and Employees Are Most Likely to Pay Bribes Abroad? Reflections on the OECD Foreign Bribery Report

I want to follow up on Melanie’s post last week, about the OECD’s first-ever Foreign Bribery Report, and what its findings tell us about patterns and tendencies in firms’ illegal bribe activities in foreign countries. 1,352 more words


Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for December 2014

The following article summarises some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month.  December has traditionally been a busy month for the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as they attempt to wrap up Foreign Corrupt Practises Act (FCPA) cases. 19 more words


The FBI Dedicates more than Two Dozen Agents to Investigate Corporate Bribery

The FBI is stepping up efforts against international corruption, creating new squads to search for bribery cases that are rooted overseas but reach to the United States. 102 more words


SEC Sends Individuals a Strong Reminder About Complying with FCPA.

By: Mark Tarallo 

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is charged with enforcing the accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  Section 30A of the Securities Exchange Act prohibits any officer, director, employee, or agent acting on behalf of a publicly traded issuer from giving anything of value to a foreign official in order to secure business from that official’s government.  210 more words

Legal Developments

A Primer on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The conduct of your employees can implicate statutes other than the familiar federal and state fair employment laws, and an unwary employer can find itself subject to stiff fines and unwelcomed publicity by ignoring its compliance obligations under those statutes. 788 more words

Labor & Employment