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New Book Published for FCPA Compliance Practitioners

A new book published recently in the United States is an excellent tool for FCPA compliance practitioners doing work in Latin America. The book, entitled The FCPA in Latin America: Common Corruption Risks and Effective Compliance Strategies for the Region, was written by Matt Ellis, who has extensive experience in international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement, […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Hot Issues in Latin American FCPA Internal Investigations

FCPA internal investigations are a hot topic today in Latin America. The region is seeing a dramatic increase in focus on investigating potential wrongdoing within large organizations. Indeed, companies throughout the region are conducting internal reviews of significant FCPA compliance questions, including headline cases like Petrobras, Embraer, Eletrobras, and SQM. The U.S. Department of Justice’s […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Latin America’s Top Four Anti-Corruption Compliance Mistakes

Attention to anti-corruption compliance has grown dramatically in Latin America in the last few years. The trend is fueled by continued robust enforcement of the FCPA against Latin American-based companies, the recognition of compliance programs as mitigating factors in local legal regimes, and the increased willingness of certain local governments to enforce their own anti-corruption […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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What FCPA Enforcement is Thinking in 2015

Once again, top level FCPA enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) provided an overview of current enforcement trends and priorities at this year’s ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on November 17, 2015. The DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Leslie […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Reducing the Price of Internal Investigations

When considering corporate liability, companies need to take into consideration not only the potential fines and penalties associated with a violation. They also need to consider the costs associated with a government investigation, costs that are often overlooked but can be considerable (Ed. Note: FCPAméricas discusses the high price of internal investigations here). One of […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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