Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

On December 14, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Freepoint Commodities LLC, a Connecticut-based commodities trader, had agreed to a three-year deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) to resolve a DOJ investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In addition to the DPA, Freepoint agreed to pay over $98 million in penalties.Continue Reading FCPA Enforcement Update: Commodities Trader Agrees to Almost $100 Million Fine

In September 2022, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco outlined the Department of Justice (DOJ) approach to enforcing corporate misconduct and directed agencies to review existing voluntary self-disclosure policies or, if none exist, draft new ones. Continue Reading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update: Considerations Around Voluntary Disclosures

Two recent opinions released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) serve as a reminder that even under the strictly enforced Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), payments to government officials are permissible in certain situations. Given how rarely DOJ issues such opinions and because each provides insight into DOJ’s current view of enforcement in particular scenarios, it is worth considering what can be learned from each opinion.Continue Reading FCPA Update: DOJ Opinion Procedure Releases Underscore That Payments to Officials Are Sometimes Permitted

We will speak at a Strafford webinar providing guidance to life sciences companies and research institutions that are conducting or considering conducting clinical trials outside the United States.Continue Reading [WEBINAR] Conducting Clinical Trials Outside the U.S.: U.S. and Foreign Rules, Regulations, and Guidance

Please join us for a lively and timely discussion of recent FCPA enforcement activity on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 1pm ET/12pm CT.Continue Reading FCPA Enforcement: New Corporate Enforcement Policy, Aggressive Enforcement, and Lessons Learned From Recent Resolutions

We look forward to presenting a webinar titled “FCPA Enforcement Update: Lessons Learned for Best Practices” for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics alongside V. Channing Landreth, AVP Managing Counsel at Labcorp. We will cover:

  1. Overview of FCPA
  2. Key Compliance Challenges
  3. Lessons from Recent Enforcement Actions
  4. Compliance Best Practices

The webinar will be held

In the past several years there has been a significant decrease in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement efforts. Reports suggest that corporate criminal cases have decreased by roughly 50% since 2012. FCPA enforcement has dipped particularly dramatically – from more than 40 actions brought by the DOJ and/or SEC in 2019 to only 15 brought by the DOJ and/or SEC in 2021.Continue Reading FCPA Enforcement Update: Two Big Settlements to End the Year 

Since late March, the U.S. government has announced several significant enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the main U.S. law that prohibits bribery of non-U.S. government officials.

Often working in coordination with its enforcement counterparts in other parts of the world, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) have resolved three notable matters against companies, and pursued one individual enforcement matter. The alleged bribery involved in these matters occurred in multiple countries in Africa and South America.Continue Reading Update on FCPA Enforcement: First Half of 2022 Sees Major Enforcement Action