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FCPA Voluntary Disclosure Considerations

Neither a company nor its directors or officers have an affirmative obligation under the FCPA to disclose knowledge of a violation. But enforcement officials stress that there are benefits to doing so, including more lenient treatment and credit when penalties are calculated. Recently, outgoing DOJ Fraud Section Chief Jeffrey Knox said in an interview with […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Perceptions in India: How one short news article speaks volumes about the FCPA

On August 31th, 2013, The Economic Times of India carried the headline: “Fear of anti-bribery laws slows down M&A deals in India.” This one short article, in the second-most widely read English-language business newspaper in the world, speaks volumes about perceptions and realities of the FCPA in the global economy. FCPA issues need not end […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Compliance for Angels? FCPA Compliance and Nonprofits

We don’t generally associate nonprofit organizations with bribery or corruption. We think of earnest people working to save the environment and improve lives. But nonprofits need to be concerned about FCPA compliance too. Nonprofit entities work in some of the most difficult places in the world, and their personnel are confronted with corruption and security […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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Brand Names and More (Why the Wal-Mart Bribery Case is a Big Deal)

In the wake of the New York Times exposé on bribery at Wal-Mart’s Mexico operations, much has been written about the case’s meaning, some good and some bad. Some commentators persuasively speculate that it could mean the death knell for FCPA reform. Others rightly point out the case’s potential negative effects on foreign investment in […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Matteson Ellis Law Comments on Walmart FCPA Compliance Issues

Over the last 24 hours, a Matteson Ellis Law press release has been picked up by hundreds of sources. A copy of the news release is provided below. Walmart investigation shows need for companies to seek guidance on FCPA compliance AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recent revelations of widespread bribery in Walmart’s Mexico operations highlight the significant risks […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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