Panama Papers To Provide Fertile FCPA Hunting Ground

Law360, New York (May 9, 2016, 10:58 PM EDT) -- Monday's release of the cache of data behind the so-called Panama Papers could spark a bevy of new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and prompt reopening old probes, experts said, providing more fuel to an already heated environment after regulators have pledged increased resources to enforcing the act.

The database of companies and individuals named in papers leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, published Monday afternoon by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, will likely prove fruitful for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as both agencies ramp up FCPA enforcement efforts, and experts...

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