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FCPA Reform And The Olympics

February 20, 2018

This recent Wall Street Journal article titled “A Corporate Giant Lurks Behind the Winter Olympics” chronicles Samsung’s role in the Olympics. According to the article “never before have an Olympics, a host country, and a major company been so closely intertwined” and the article largely focuses on the dual role of Lee Kun-hee “as Chairman of a major Olympic sponsor [Samsung] and an International Olympic Committee member.”

According to the article, Lee (after being released from prison for breach of trust and tax evasion) spent 170 days on 11 separate trips marketing Pyeongchange to IOC voters and that some of the meetings “were arranged with the help of Europe-based Samsung staff and conducted at the company’s local offices.”

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Hail To The Chief

February 19, 2018

Today is Presidents’ Day.

This post highlights the roles of the Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and William Clinton administrations in enactment and subsequent development of FCPA legal authority.

The article “The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” also contains a detailed overview of the roles of the Ford and Carter administrations.

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Elevate Your FCPA Knowledge And Practical Skills At The FCPA Institute – Nashville (May 3-4)

February 18, 2018

Interested in elevating your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills?

For professionals in the FCPA space – or wishing to join the FCPA space – this is what the FCPA Institute is all about and the next FCPA Institute will be in Nashville on May 3-4.

The FCPA Institute is different than a typical FCPA conference.

At the FCPA Institute, information is presented in an integrated and cohesive manner by an expert instructor with FCPA practice and teaching experience. Moreover, the FCPA Institute promotes active learning by participants through issue-spotting videos, skills exercises, small-group discussions and the sharing of real-world practices and experiences. To best facilitate the unique learning experience that the FCPA Institute represents, attendance at each FCPA Institute is capped at 25 participants.

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This Week On FCPA Professor

February 17, 2018

FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

This guest post highlights how the Global Magnitsky Act interacts with the FCPA and other corruption prevent tools.

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Friday Roundup

February 16, 2018

Scrutiny alerts and updates, survey says, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

Scrutiny Alerts and Updates

Credit Suisse

As highlighted in this prior post, Credit Suisse has been under FCPA scrutiny for approximately four years for its hiring practices.

Recently the company disclosed:

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