Prosecuting Individuals To Deter FCPA Violations

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 6:22 PM EST) -- Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Justice has placed an increased emphasis on the prosecution of individuals, including senior corporate executives, who allegedly violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

In 2009, a then-record year for individual prosecutions, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer confirmed the DOJ’s hard-line stance and willingness to take individuals to trial, stating “we will not shy away from tough prosecutions and we will not shy away from trials. When put to the test, I believe you will see...
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