5 Tips To Thwart FCPA Scrutiny Of Hiring Practices

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT) -- As U.S. authorities investigate whether JPMorgan Chase & Co. improperly hired the children of Chinese government officials to win business in the country, attorneys say the probe offers lessons on how to avoid regulatory scrutiny in an emerging area of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether JPMorgan's Hong Kong office violated the FCPA by hiring the son of Tang Shuangning, chairman of China Everbright Group, and the daughter of Zhang Shuguang, then deputy chief engineer of China's Ministry of Railways, The New York Times reported Aug. 17. JPMorgan secured deals with the state-owned...

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