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This Week On FCPA Professor


FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

As highlighted here, Walmart’s FCPA scrutiny is now seven years old. Having FCPA scrutiny last seven years is simply unconscionable and inexcusable on any level.

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Friday Roundup


No jail time for Stevens, neither admit nor deny airball, Jorgensen to depart Walmart, scrutiny alert and ripple. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

No Jail Time for Steven

Further to the randomness of FCPA sentences (see here for the prior post), former Embraer executive Colin Steven (who plead guilty to causing $1.5 million in bribe payments to be made by Embraer to a Saudi Official in connection with a $93 million sale as well as receiving approximately $130,000 in kickbacks) was recently sentenced to no jail time. (See here for coverage).

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New Year’s Resolution – Elevate Your FCPA Knowledge In Sunny Phoenix On January 17-18th


If your professional wish list includes elevating your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills, you can start 2019 off right by attending the FCPA Institute – Phoenix on January 17-18th. Lawyers, in-house counsel, and compliance professionals from around the world have already registered for the FCPA Institute – Phoenix and you can too at this link.

The FCPA Institute is different than a typical FCPA conference.

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FCPA Challenge

FCPA Challenge

How much do you know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Let’s find out.

To commemorate the FCPA’s 40th year, FCPA Professor is presenting the FCPA Challenge.

Each Thursday during 2018, a question will be posed and the answer will be below the fold.

This week’s question is: this 1986 enforcement action was based on the allegation that something of value was provided to a “foreign official” by purchasing the foreign official’s interest in a largely worthless mine.

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SEC Co-Director Of Enforcement Peikin On International Cooperation


Recently Steven Peikin (Co-Direct of the SEC’s Enforcement Division) delivered this speech in which he talked about international cooperation and how it is “critical to the SEC’s civil law enforcement success” including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act space.

In addition, Peikin stated that “vigorous enforcement of the FCPA remains a high priority for the SEC.”

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