FCPAméricas Blog

Views from FCPA Enforcement’s Latin American Specialists

Author: Matteson Ellis

MiamiMore than any other FCPA enforcement office in the United States, Miami’s DOJ and SEC teams have developed a specialization in Latin America. They work cases like Alcatel, Stryker, Ralph Lauren, and Direct Access Partners, each with an important Latin American component. They benefit from language capabilities in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, allowing them to work seamlessly throughout the region. They are essential to almost every enforcement action that touches Latin American countries.

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Evaluation of Brazil’s Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Author: Carlos Ayres

WGBOn October 29, the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) published its Phase 3 report on Brazil’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Convention). The WGB previously evaluated Brazil in a Phase 1 (September 2004), a Phase 2 (December 2007) and a Phase 2 Written Follow-up report (June 2010). The OECD monitoring process is discussed here, here, and here...Read more

Corruption and Compliance in Ecuador: An Interview with Local Lawyer Bruce Horowitz

Author: Matteson Ellis

Bruce HorowitzFCPAméricas recently interviewed Bruce Horowitz, a lawyer in Ecuador who conducts considerable anti-corruption compliance work and understands the local terrain. Mr. Horowitz has served as Co-Chair of the ABA’s Anti-Corruption Committee and is currently launching the Center for the Study of Bribery and Extortion Situations in Ecuador. The interview can be heard here:


In the interview, Mr. Horowitz shared his thoughts on managing corruption risks in Ecuador:

“Something that people should do and companies should do when they come here is talk and find out what government offices that they’ll have to work with have people who extort … [G]et to know each office and the people in each office. Individuals do different things and there are people who do...Read more

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