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This Week On FCPA Professor


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.

On President’s Day, this post highlights the roles of the Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and William Clinton administrations in enactment and subsequent development of the FCPA.

In a recent speech, the DOJ’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General said that “the carrots we offer have never been juicier.” (See here).

In this guest post, a lawyer with FCPA and related trial experience talks about the importance of trial prep given the standards for pre-trial dismissals.

As highlighted here, a bill was introduced in Congress to codify the DOJ’s previous China Initiative. Among the stated goals of the bill would be to “identify FCPA cases involving Chinese companies that compete with United States businesses.”

In an individual enforcement action regarding an alleged bribery scheme in Brazil, the DOJ alleged that individuals used coded language to refer to bribes and bribe amounts including terms such as “breakfast” and “breakfast servings.” (See here).

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