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“The FCPA In A New Era” Continues To Generate A Buzz

New Era

My new book “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era” has been in the marketplace for a few months and I am grateful that it continues to generate a buzz.

Thomas Fox over at the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog says:

“[The book] should become one of the standard texts for any FCPA compliance practitioner, law student studying the FCPA or anyone else interested in anti-bribery and anti-corruption. It should be on your FCPA library bookshelf.”

In addition, I recently chatted with Fox about the book during a two-part Q&A podcast on FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report. See here for Part I and here for Part II.  (As noted in the introduction of both parts, a technical glitch makes it difficult to hear Fox, but you can hear my responses just fine).

Over at, the headline reads “buy it” and the review states:

“Mike Koehler’s new book is probably the best book we’ve read about the FCPA. […] For those wanting a pair of ‘FCPA goggles’ no book is, in our opinion, better.”

As previously noted in this post, here is what others are saying as well about the book.

Michael Mukasey (Former U.S. Attorney General – Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton)

“Professor Mike Koehler has brought to this volume the clear-eyed perspective that has made his FCPA Professor website the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.  This is a uniquely useful book, laying out systematically the history and rationale of the FCPA, as well as its evolution into a structure governed as much by lore as by law.  It will be valuable both to those who counsel international corporations, whether in connection with immediate crises or long-term strategies; and to those who contemplate what the FCPA has become, and how it can be improved.”

Richard Alderman (Former Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office)

“An excellent and thought-provoking book by a great expert. Backed up by rigorous analysis of cases, Professor Koehler constantly challenges those involved in anti-corruption work by asking the question “why?” He puts forward many constructive and well-argued suggestions for improvements that need to be considered. I have learned a lot from Professor Koehler over the years and I can thoroughly recommend this book.”

Daniel Chow (Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)

“This is the single most comprehensive academic treatment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices available. Professor Koehler’s book will become the authoritative standard for the field. The book not only treats the history of the FCPA, but analyzes the statute’s elements in detail, discusses current cases, and makes proposals for reforms where the current law is deficient. The book is written in a clear, accessible style and I will use it often as a resource for my own scholarly work.”

For media coverage of the book including Q&A’s, see here from Corporate Counsel, here from Global Investigations Review; here from Corporate Counsel Weekly; here from Corporate Crime Reporter; and here from Thomson Reuters. (Note, I have no input as to the title of the articles).

To order a hard copy of the book, see here and here; to order an e-copy of the book, see here and here.

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