What Do Staub And Sharef Really Tell Us?

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT) -- February saw decisions in two separate cases in the Southern District of New York — Straub and Sharef — about how far the U.S. can reach to pursue extra-territorial bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.[1]

Coming less than two weeks apart, these two decisions out of the same district reached opposite conclusions: one found that there was jurisdiction under the FCPA, the other did not and dismissed. Given how little FCPA case law exists, both decisions are notable, and numerous articles have been written about...
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