Foreign Corrupt Practices Act News
April 29, 2013
FCPA Enforcement | April 29, 2013
Much of what is written about Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement these days seems to be mere carrying forward of DOJ and SEC statements, as if those comments represent a universal truth.
April 26, 2013
Main Justice | Subscription Required | April 26, 2013
Two civil defendants are calling the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unconstitutionally vague with regard to behavior that has made them the subject of a foreign bribery lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
WSJ.com Risk & Compliance Journal | April 26, 2013
The SEC’s non-prosecution agreement with Ralph Lauren Corp. this week may signal increased out-of-court settlements brought by the agency, in a bid to avoid withering judicial attacks.
FCPA Professor | April 26, 2013
Simply inexcusable, tell us who, an interesting case study, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.
April 25, 2013
Washington Post | April 25, 2013
Argentina wants the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to name names and provide proof that Ralph Lauren Corp. bribed customs officials for years to allow its products into the South American country.
FCPA Professor | April 25, 2013
Non-prosecution and deferred prosecution agreements (NPAs, DPAs) are the most troubling and toxic feature of our criminal justice system relevant to business organizations.
April 24, 2013
WSJ.com Risk & Compliance Journal | April 24, 2013
Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws and regulations is a reason for optimism that fraud of the type that led to the Ralph Lauren Corp. settlement with the U.S. government will decline, said one longtime anti-money laundering advocate.
April 23, 2013
Corporate Counsel | April 23, 2013
The juggernaut that is enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act appeared to get off to a slow start this year: depending on how one classifies cases, there was either zero or one enforcement action taken in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest report from Miller & Chevalier.
National Law Journal | Subscription Required | April 23, 2013
Apparel company Ralph Lauren Corp. has agreed to give up $700,000 in profits to resolve bribery allegations, marking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's first nonprosecution agreement involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act misconduct.
April 22, 2013
FCPA Professor | April 22, 2013
One year ago, the New York Times ran a major story titled “Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle.” The conduct at issue in the Times article related to Wal-Mart’s largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico (Wal-Mart Mexico), and suggested that Wal-Mart Mexico “orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance” and that the entity “paid bribes to obtain permits in virtually every corner” of Mexico.
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