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Other Notable FCPA Developments in Latin America in 2012

Earlier this week, FCPAméricas discussed Latin America’s Top FCPA Enforcement Activity in 2012. Today’s post offers three other notable FCPA developments in the region last year. These developments demonstrate how FCPA enforcement efforts are playing out there. Embraer Investigation Continues: The SEC’s investigation into potential corrupt payments by Brazil-based commercial airline manufacturer Embraer (the world’s […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Growing Awareness of Anti-Corruption Laws in Latin America (The FCPA compliance officer’s job might be getting a bit easier)

There is a growing awareness in Latin America of bribery laws and prosecutions. This was one of the key findings of the 2012 Latin America Corruption Survey, published last month by Miller & Chevalier, Matteson Ellis Law, and twelve law firms throughout the region. The Findings. The survey polled more than 400 executives throughout the […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Results of the 2012 Latin America Corruption Survey

Miller & Chevalier and Matteson Ellis Law joined with 12 Latin American law firms in a survey of companies spanning 14 countries in the Americas to gain an understanding of the extent of corruption throughout the region, the effects of corruption on companies operating in those countries, perceptions of the effectiveness of regional anti-corruption laws, […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Latin America is not a Country (Managing FCPA compliance when risks are diverse)

I was recently asked to give a presentation on a webinar about common corruption risks in Latin America. My first reaction – impossible. As people in the region will sometimes tell you, “Latin America is not a country.” It is a massive region with more than half a billion people and 24 different nations represented. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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What Keeps Latin America Compliance Counsel Up at Night

When I launched my own FCPA law practice, I quickly learned the most important question to ask clients: “What keeps you up at night?” For the General Counsel with whom I speak, more often than not the answer is – “the FCPA.”  Compliance officers with responsibility for FCPA issues get more specific. Over the last […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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