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How The Global Magnitsky Act Interacts With The FCPA And Other Corruption Prevention Tools

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A guest post from the following lawyers at Dentons: Jason Silverman, Michelle Shapiro, Peter Feldman and Michael Zolandz.

On December 20, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order implementing a new tool to combat international corruption: the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (“Global Magnitsky Act”).  The Global Magnitsky Act was passed in December 2016, and it authorized the United States to impose sanctions on any foreign (i.e., non-US) person who – as the name of the statute suggests – has engaged in gross violations of human rights, or acted as an agent on behalf of a foreign person engaged in such violations.

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