How PE Firms Can Avoid Getting Blindsided By The FCPA

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 1:25 PM EST) -- Until a few years ago, private equity firms enjoyed relative insulation from regulatory scrutiny of overseas acquisitions and the operations of multinational portfolio companies. No longer is that the case. Spurred by the unfounded belief that PE firms are not invested in compliance or the conduct of their portfolio companies, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are now training their attention on how PE firms exert oversight and control over their portfolios, with a particular emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices...
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