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Latin America’s Top FCPA Enforcement Activity in 2012

FCPA enforcement in the past year left no doubt that Latin America, especially the dynamic economies of countries like Brazil and Mexico, continues to present considerable corruption risks to the companies and businesspeople operating there. Here is a recap of key developments in 2012: Wal-Mart (Mexico, Brazil): Growing FCPA Awareness. The New York Times reporting […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Funciones del Asesoramiento Local en el Compliance (Una presentación en la Kellogg’s Latin America 2012 Partner’s Summit)

El Doctor Matteson Ellis, especialista en la Ley sobre Anticorrupción de los Estados Unidos (FCPA), dio este discurso en español, el día 11 de junio de 2012, en la ciudad de Panamá, a 50 abogados de la región americana en la Cumbre de Socios (Partners Summit) auspiciada por Kellogg´s Latin America. A continuación se encuentra  […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Local Counsel’s Role in Compliance (An Address to Kellogg’s Latin America 2012 Partners Summit)

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) attorney Matteson Ellis gave this speech in Spanish on June 11, 2012, in Panama City, Panama, to 50 attorneys from throughout the Americas at the 2012 Partners Summit hosted by Kellogg’s Latin America. It is reprinted in English below with the permission of Kellogg’s Latin America. You can find […]

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, […]

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BizJet’s “Sales Manager A”: A Profile of Corruption

We do not know much about “Sales Manager A,” the “bag man” for BizJet’s corruption scheme that led to an $11.8 million settlement with U.S. authorities for violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. From the settlement documents, however, we know something. And what we know might reveal a common profile of corruption. A […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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