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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Resource for Managers and Executives

ISBN: 978-0-470-93963-5
240 pages
November 2010
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A thoroughly pragmatic guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

This is a critical FCPA training resource for executives, managers, sales, marketing, finance and accounting personnel, as well as high level professionals.

  • The ideal resource for any business that takes FCPA compliance seriously and truly desires to foster a deep understanding of real-world corruption issues in their employees
  • A great resource for business school courses on international business or business ethics and anyone interested in understanding these issues for their own professional growth
  • Includes in-depth analysis of all major FCPA risk areas, including discussions of how FCPA issues arise in real-world business situations
  • Covers all aspects of bribery and FCPA compliance issues to ensure that your business is not exposing itself to financial scandal or criminal prosecution

FCPA compliance is mandatory for nearly all international businesses operating in today's global economy. This book serves as the perfect training tool to mitigate your organization's risk to FCPA violations, which is one of the top enforcement priorities for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Table of Contents



Introduction Who Is This Book For?

CHAPTER 1 Basics of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

CHAPTER 2 What's the Big Deal? Billion-Dollar Fines and Jail Time.

CHAPTER 3 You Do More with the Government Than You Think.

CHAPTER 4 Know Your Customers and Suppliers: The Dangers of State-Owned Entities.

CHAPTER 5 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Dangers of Meals and Entertainment.

CHAPTER 6 Ensuring that Business Trips Really Are For Business.

CHAPTER 7 Gifts that Give Back.

CHAPTER 8 Know Your Agents and Consultants.

CHAPTER 9 So What Can You Do? Facilitating Payments and Other Exceptions.

CHAPTER 10 Keeping Good Records and Maintaining Good Procedures.

CHAPTER 11 Are You Buying a Problem? Due Diligence in Acquisitions and Government Contracts.

CHAPTER 12 Time Off for Good Behavior: Why Compliance Matters.

APPENDIX 1 Anti-Bribery, Record-Keeping, and Internal Controls Provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

APPENDIX 2 Relevant Provisions of the Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations.

APPENDIX 3 Excerpts from the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual.

About the Author.


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Author Information

AARON G. MURPHY is a partner in the international law firm of Latham & Watkins. He has advised on FCPA matters on five continents and has conducted in-country bribery investigations in more than a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe. His clients include Fortune 100 companies, small- and mid-sized companies both public and private, as well as individuals.
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