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During Her Tenure As SEC Commissioner, Hester Peirce Has Objected To A Majority Of Corporate FCPA Enforcement Actions


Hester Peirce was appointed by President Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.

During her time on the Commission, Peirce has voted on 27 corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions. As detailed below, Peirce has not approved 25% of the enforcement actions she has voted on and in an additional 40% of cases she has approved the enforcement action with exceptions (disagreeing on the disgorgement amount or civil penalty).

All told, Peirce has objected (in whole or in part) to approximately 65% of the corporate FCPA enforcement actions she has voted on while on the Commission.

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