To Pay Or Not To Pay For Gov't Official Travel

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 3:05 PM ET) -- In rare and helpful guidance for companies paying for the international travel of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not take any action under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act against a U.S. company that proposed to pay certain expenses for two non-U.S. government officials traveling to the United States to learn more about a U.S. adoption service provider’s services. Opinion Procedure Release No. 11-01 (“the Opinion”), was released on June 30, 2011, and is the first, and so far only, guidance...
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