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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.

In honor of 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.

This post is titled “FCPA Reform and the Olympics.”

As highlighted in this post, Walmart’s pre-enforcement action professional fees and expenses and compliance enhancements now stand at $877 million.

This FCPA Flash podcast episode is on refusing to settle. General counsel, audit committee members, and board of directors in particular should listen to the podcast.  Just because the SEC thinks your company has violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, it isn’t necessarily so and you don’t have to roll over and write a check.  To state the obvious, unless a company caves, the SEC actually has to prove an FCPA violation and history has demonstrated that when forced to do, the SEC often fails.

This prior post examined FCPA enforcement actions where payments were made to foreign officials to expedite the receipt of liabilities from governments. This guest post represents the Asia edition.

How much do you know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Let’s find out in this week’s FCPA challenge.

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