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Book Review: From Baksheesh To Bribery


T. Markus Funk (Perkins Coie) and Andrew Boutros (Seyfarth Shaw) have edited an informative book titled “From Baksheesh to Bribery” recently published by Oxford University Press.

The first part of the book contains “Geographic Chapters” concerning the bribery and corruption laws in approximately 20 countries including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia and the United Kingdom.

The second part of the book contains “Subject-Specific Chapters” on topics ranging from an internal investigations, third-party due diligence, data privacy and security issues, corporate monitors and voluntary disclosures.

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New Article – Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement And Related Developments


Each January, this website publishes numerous year in review posts (see here).

In addition, for the 10th year in a row I authored a more comprehensive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act year in review / recent developments article that is published by a law review or journal.

The 2018 version (forthcoming in the Mississippi Law Journal) can be downloaded here.

Below is the abstract.

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FCPA Unit Chief Kahn On Multijurisdictional Cases


Recently, DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit Chief Daniel Kahn penned an article in the Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice titled “Responding to the Upward Trend of Multijurisdictional Cases: Problems and Solutions.”

The Journal of Federal Law and Practice is the renamed United States Attorneys’ Bulletin and compared to delivering speeches, it is nice to see our public officials write articles (complete with certain footnotes) on topics they oversee.

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New Book – Strategies For Minimizing Risk Under The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act And Related Laws


Much has happened in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act space since release of my first book in 2014 titled “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act In a New Era.” Thus, I am pleased to announce publication of my second book “Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Related Laws.”

The book provides a diverse group of professionals who can assist in risk management (such as lawyers; finance, accounting and auditing professionals; business executives and board of director members; human resources professionals; and others) with the best available tools to minimize risk under the FCPA and related laws given the current enforcement landscape.

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Harvard Law Prof Is Concerned About Judicial Scrutiny Of FCPA Enforcement


Harvard Law School Professor Matthew Stephenson has an impressive background.

Yet his Foreign Corrupt Practices Act views are, well, let’s just say interesting.

Recently, in the aftermath of the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Hoskins (see here, here and here for prior posts), Stephenson further advanced his view that judicial scrutiny of FCPA enforcement is not good because the DOJ might lose.

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