The FCPA Flash podcast provides in an audio format the same fresh, candid, and informed commentary about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related topics as readers have come to expect from the written posts on FCPA Professor.
This FCPA Flash episode is a conversation with Billy Jacobson. Jacobson has experience with the FCPA from a number of vantage points few can claim. He has been an Assistant Chief for FCPA enforcement in the DOJ fraud section. He has been a Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Weatherford International Ltd., a large oil and natural gas services company that does business around the world. Currently, he is a lawyer in private practice at Orrick and was previously a lawyer in private practice at other firms.
In the episode, Jacobson discusses the DOJ’s FCPA “pilot program” announced in April 2016, his policy suggestions for more effective FCPA enforcement, an FCPA compliance defense and what the FCPA might look like if it was passed today (instead of 1977), and whether a business organization should put the DOJ to its burden of proof.