FCPA Enforcement Spike Creates Work For Attorneys

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 11:00 PM EDT) -- The recent spike in government enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has prompted companies to increase their use of outside counsel to investigate such matters, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.

According to the survey, released Thursday, the number of companies that reported having retained outside counsel for corruption or bribery investigations, including FCPA-related investigations, nearly doubled from last year — from 7 percent to 12 percent.

Billion-dollar companies had a higher incidence of bribery investigations in the past year, with...
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