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Hall Of Fame Honor

HOF

Pardon the off-topic post, but I am pleased to share that yesterday I was inducted as a player into the Wisconsin High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Below is the Hall of Fame Bio.

Mike was born and raised in Elkhart Lake, WI, the son of a painter and nurse who sacrificed much to give him the opportunity to succeed. During his youth, Mike would keep his neighbors up with the sound of a dribbling basketball on the driveway court, was known to dribble around town while also riding his bike, and confesses to sneaking into the school gyms on more than one occasion.

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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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.

As highlighted here, a former Glencore trader pleaded guilty to FCPA (and related) offenses for a bribery scheme involving Nigeria. This post highlights the consequential e-mails from the enforcement action relevant to the jurisdictional analysis.

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Rewind

Rewind

Every so often it is interesting to go back into the archives and this post rewinds back ten years ago to July 2011.

Enjoy the trip down memory lane.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is of course no laughing matter. Yet if an FCPA joke book is ever written there is surely to be an entry about the approximate $16 million FCPA enforcement action brought by the SEC against Diageo. In short, it involved Indian and Korean military officials, a Thai lobbyist, and a Korean Customs official, who while on a purely recreational side-trip to Budapest, stopped in a bar, nibbled on some rice cakes, downed a Guinness and talked about product labeling, excise taxes, and transfer pricing. In the words of the SEC: “Over more than six years, Diageo, through its subsidiaries, paid over $2.7 million to various government officials in India, Thailand, and South Korea in separate efforts to obtain lucrative sales and tax benefits.”

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This Week On FCPA Professor

ThisWeekPost

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 post highlights CROOK Act gobbledygook.

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FCPA Professor Turns 12

12

In 2009, FCPA Professor was launched with this simple mission statement.

Twelve years and 3,500+ posts later, FCPA Professor is still here and the mission remains the same.

What started out in 2009 as a “blog” has turned into a comprehensive website that 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.” Along the way, FCPA Professor has been named a Top Law Blog for in-house counsel by Corporate Counsel, a Top 25 Business Law Blog by LexisNexis, and a top 100 Legal Blog by the American Bar Association.

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