The FCPA And The Health Care Industry

Law360, New York (February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- 2007 represented the busiest year to date for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by U.S. government authorities.

The 38 enforcement actions brought last year by the Department of Justice, Criminal Division (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more than doubled the previous record of 15 set in 2006.

Press reports indicate that cooperation with non-U.S. anti-bribery enforcement agencies is on the rise, sometimes subjecting companies to dual enforcement actions in the United States and other countries.

Global healthcare companies are particularly...
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