Supreme Court Petition Threatens FCPA Crackdown

Law360, New York (August 15, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Supreme Court petition to limit the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act marks the most serious challenge yet to government's anything-goes approach to bribery prosecutions, former top Department of Justice officials told Law360 on Friday.

Attorneys for two former Terra Telecommunications Corp. executives convicted of bribery filed a petition Thursday urging the Supreme Court to clarify a key provision of the FCPA, a 1977 law that bars payments to foreign officials in exchange for business. The law defines a foreign official as “any officer or employee of a foreign government or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof.” At...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!