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Are You Ready For Some Football? How A Successful Football Organization Can Inform FCPA Compliance In A Business Organization

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Are you ready for some football?

For most U.S. readers, the answer is likely “yes” as the football season is arguably the most anticipated sports season and one that transforms the weekends of many (not to mention Monday nights and with increasing frequency Thursday nights – indeed the first game of the NFL regular season is tonight).

For Foreign Corrupt Practices Act professionals, understanding the game is not just a professional diversion, but one that can actually add professional value as well. The reason is because understanding what makes a football organization successful can also inform FCPA compliance in a business organization.

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Summer FCPA Reading List

Summer Reading

Summer.

A time for reflection, a time to think, a time to read.

If you have some downtime in these dog days of summer, put it to good use.

This post provides an overview of FCPA writings that can help you elevate your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge, sophistication, and practical skills.

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New Article – “The FCPA’s Record-Breaking Year”

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Each year, in addition to numerous posts published on FCPA Professor, I author a more comprehensive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act year in review / recent developments article that is published by a law review or journal.

This publication process typically moves at a snail’s pace, but just because the calendar says May doesn’t mean it’s too late to learn about the top FCPA events and issues from the prior year.

2016 was a record-breaking year for FCPA enforcement. A new article “The FCPA’s Record-Breaking Year” (forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review – click here to download) provides a detailed analysis of the most notable FCPA enforcement and policy developments from 2016 and will be value to anyone seeking to elevate their FCPA knowledge.

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Additional Points To Consider Regarding The Article “The Market For Global Anticorruption Enforcement”

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Recently Professor Samuel Buell and Professor Rachel Brewster (both from Duke University School of Law) authored a paper titled “The Market for Global Anticorruption Enforcement” which addresses the general increase in FCPA enforcement over the past approximate decade.

This post sets forth additional information to consider regarding the issues discussed in the article.

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JPMorgan – A Trifecta Of Off-The-Rails FCPA Enforcement

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Bloomberg Law’s White Collar Crime Report recently published my article “JPMorgan – A Trifecta of Off-The-Rails FCPA Enforcement.” The article can be downloaded here and below is the abstract.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has specific elements that must be met in order for there to be a violation. However, with increasing frequency it appears that the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have transformed FCPA enforcement into a free-for-all corporate ethics statute in which any conduct the enforcement agencies find objectionable is fair game to extract a multi-million dollar settlement from a risk-averse corporation.

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