Economic Woes Complicate FCPA Calculations

Law360, New York (February 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- As governments react to the global economic crisis and companies come under increasing financial strain, many businesses eager to stay on the right side of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act have found that compliance challenges are becoming ever more complex.

Staying on the right side of the FCPA seems like it would be simple: The law essentially forbids U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials.

It’s a relatively straightforward-sounding prohibition, but the ripple effects of the global financial crisis have made efforts to minimize a U.S. companies’...
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