The Achilles Heel Of Anti-Bribery Law

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT) -- In recent years, the U.S. Department of Justice has paid little attention to domestic commercial bribery, instead focusing its efforts on bribes paid to foreign officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But that tide is changing at the DOJ. Commercial bribery, both domestic and international, is illegal in most states and is also a violation of federal law under the Travel Act.

Although companies maintain vigorous compliance programs to detect and prevent bribes to foreign officials, those same programs frequently fail to protect...
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