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Core FCPA Beliefs

From time to time, it is useful to examine and contemplate your core beliefs – whether in your personal life or in this case a topic that is the focus of your professional.

I often wonder whether certain Foreign Corrupt Practice Act commentators have any core beliefs (and are willing to publicly articulate those core beliefs) or whether commentators take positions based on who is paying their paycheck. (See here [1] and here [2]).

From my perspective (and this includes running searches for FCPA content every day, every month, every year for over a decade), there are many opinions in the FCPA space, but less genuine beliefs and even less accountability for false or misleading information, opinions lacking legal grounding, or opinions devoid of historical context.

Thus, I thought it would be a useful exercise to articulate my core FCPA beliefs and I encourage all to hold me accountable to these beliefs in the future.

My core FCPA beliefs are as follows.