DOJ Expands Efforts To Encourage FCPA Self-Reporting

Law360 (August 1, 2018, 2:17 PM EDT) -- In its continuing efforts to encourage companies to self-report Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that it intends to apply the principles of its FCPA corporate enforcement policy to successor companies that uncover wrongdoing in connection with mergers and acquisitions. Accordingly, successor companies that voluntarily disclose such wrongdoing to the DOJ, cooperate with a government investigation of the conduct, and enact effective remedial measures will be positioned to benefit from the principles of the policy, including being presumed eligible for a declination of prosecution. The announcement made clear that the FCPA corporate enforcement policy...

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