Revisiting Multinational Corp. Compliance Programs

Law360, New York (April 12, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT) -- The United States Sentencing Commission recently issued proposed amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines relating to the sentencing of organizations. These amendments are designed to encourage organizations to create and enhance compliance programs.

These amendments, which are likely to become a part of the Sentencing Guidelines, provide important guidance to multinational corporations that are seeking to manage the risks posed by the various legal regimes under which they operate, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, export controls, sanctions and anti-money laundering laws.

The compliance program contemplated...
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