Cheat Sheet: A quick guide to the new FCPA guidance

What’s new, what isn’t, what’s illuminated and what’s left in the dark

On Nov. 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, head of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, called the guidance “the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by either the Justice Department or the SEC to explain our approach to enforcing a particular statute.”

What is this thing, anyway?

Why is it helpful?

Just because the guide says it’s OK, does that mean I should do it?

What are the drawbacks?

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Melissa Maleske

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