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Many people are surprised upon learning that my home base is a small Wisconsin village of approximately 1,000 people. However, when Elkhart Lake is your hometown (as well as that of your wife) life is good.

I don’t often go off-topic, but wanted to share this recent profile of FCPA Professor in a local newspaper as well as this recent local radio interview (beginning at the 12 minute mark) in which I discuss my background, my work, and FCPA compliance particularly for small to medium size enterprises.

 

Canada’s OECD Article 5 Moment

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Article 5 of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions states: “Investigation and prosecution of the bribery of a foreign public official shall be subject to the applicable rules and principles of each Party. They shall not be influenced by considerations of national economic interest, the potential effect upon relations with another State or the identity of the natural or legal persons involved.”

As highlighted here and prior posts here and here, OECD Convention signatory countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom have seemingly violated Article 5 in connection with certain enforcement actions, so it is not surprising that Canada (also a signatory country) is also having an Article 5 moment.

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Senator Amy Klobuchar On The FCPA

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Over the weekend, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) entered the crowded field of Democrats hoping to secure the party’s nomination for President.

This post highlights how Senator Klobuchar was a leading voice for FCPA reform in connection with the Senate’s 2010 FCPA hearing and aftermath. (See here for a transcript of the hearing and here for the video).

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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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, Frank James Lyon, the owner of Lyon Associates Inc. (a privately-held engineering and consulting company headquartered in Hawaii) was recently criminally charged with bribing Micronesian and Hawaiian officials.

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Friday Roundup

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Good lord, scrutiny alert and updates, across the pond, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

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Here is how Rep. Jackie Speier (an individual with a law degree) described the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on a recent CNN program – “It is a requirement that anyone doing business with a foreign entity make sure that none of the money that comes into a project has been laundered.”

Good lord, get it right or stop talking about the FCPA.

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