Today’s post is from Peter Leasure J.D. (current Ph.D. candidate, University of South Carolina, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice).
This previous FCPA Professor post and related article showed that FCPA researchers and the entire legal field, especially those publishing legal journals, could greatly benefit from a better understanding of statistics.
This post will once again demonstrate this need. In an article recently published (Annalisa Leibold, The Extraterritorial Application of the FCPA Under International Law, 51 Willamette L. Rev. 225 (2015) and a subsequent post on the FCPA Blog, it was stated that firms with foreign headquarters were paying larger fines than firms with U.S. headquarters in FCPA cases. The author said as follows: