The FCPA: The Next Corporate Scandal?

Law360, New York (February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As the stock option backdating cases wind down, what will be the next corporate scandal to gain widespread notoriety?

It is always difficult to predict what alleged misdeeds will be front page news in the coming years, but many believe that Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") violations may be this year’s corporate crime of the century.

The FCPA was enacted in 1977. But it was rarely enforced throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Now, in recent years, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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