FCPA Enforcement Will Stay Robust Beyond Obama’s 2nd Term

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- President Barack Obama’s second term may see a few new appointees in the U.S. Department of Justice, but his re-election won’t dramatically alter the agency’s white collar agenda, meaning companies can expect the robust Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement that has characterized the DOJ since the early 2000s to continue, experts say.

White collar experts and former DOJ attorneys say that, despite conventional wisdom, the agency’s long-term white collar enforcement strategy is largely apolitical, meaning laws like the FCPA that saw ramped-up enforcement beginning around 2003...
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