FCPA - The real 'F word'
Thomson Reuters Westlaw
In an article published on March 5, 2019 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw in the Practitioner Insights Commentaries, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial partner Brooklyn Sawyers Belk analyzes the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and how to navigate the agencies enforcing the statute through their opinion procedure.
“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 is best known by its four-letter acronym — FCPA — and like another four-letter “F word,” it is not looked upon lovingly in polite company,” says Belk, adding that Congress enacted the FCPA to punish bribing foreign officials and to force companies involved with securities of the United States to employ transparent accounting records.
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