[This post was originally published on FCPA Professor on November 12, 2014 by an anonymous compliance professional]
When you’re the Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) of a company that ends up in the middle of one of “those” all-encompassing FCPA investigations (as if there’s any other kind), people often want to know . . . what is it like? How does it feel to be at ground zero of pure FCPA adrenaline? This is my answer, based on my repeated experiences. I wish I could say it just happened once. This is also based on my discussions with other CCOs.
It’s a rollercoaster with few ups and a lot of downs.