FCPAméricas Blog

New Book Published for FCPA Compliance Practitioners

Author: Carlos Ayres

fcpainlatinamericaA 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, with particular focus on Latin America (his full CV is available here), where he lived and worked.

With 214 pages divided into 8 chapters, the book covers numerous areas of FCPA compliance in Latin America and is must-read for anyone ha... Read more

Brazil’s “10 Measures Against Corruption”: Chamber of Deputies Approves Changes to Lava Jato Task Force Proposal

Author: Guest Author

mpfThe following guest post was authored by Eloy Rizzo, a partner at KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados, and Leah Moushey, an Associate at Miller & Chevalier.

On March 20, 2015, members of the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Service (“MPF”) serving on the task force responsible for prosecuting the Operation Lava Jato (“the Task Force”), launched a campaign called “10 Measures Against Corruption.”  Drawing on past experience with anti-corruption investigations, the Task Force developed a legislative proposal to encourage the prosecution of corruption cases and to diminish impunity. Past blo... Read more

What FCPA Enforcement Is Thinking in 2016

Author: Guest Author

secThe author of this post is Quinnie Lin, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier.

Senior FCPA enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) discussed enforcement trends and priorities at this year’s ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on November 30 and December 1, 2016. The DOJ Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, Andrew Weissmann, and Chief of the Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit, Daniel Kahn, and the SEC’s FCPA Unit Chief, Kara Brockmeyer, offered their thoughts. The speakers clarified that their remarks reflected their own views and not the views of their respective agencies. This is the sixth year that the FCPAméricas Blog has summarized what FCPA enforcement officials are saying at ACI (see overviews from 2011... Read more


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