FCPA Guidance to be Released by Department of Justice

Guest Post by David Quinones, Executive Director, International Association for Asset Recovery

While it was just a brief comment during a lengthy speech, United States Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s mention of impending guidance on the resurgent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) from the Justice Department

Amendments made to the 1977 Act in 1988 said that consultations between regulators, department heads and legislators should be held to devise guidance and ensure “the business community would be assisted by further clarification.” But the clarification never came. Starting in 2009, FCPA enforcement increased in size and scope, and businesses snared in controversy over what had been business-as-usual chirped that the goal posts had moved.

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