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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Senator Asks Leveson If News Corp. Violated US Law

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

The head of the Senate committee overseeing the media has written to the Leveson inquiry about any possible violations of U.S. law by Rupert Murdoch's...

U.S. Businesses Face Culture Rife With Bribery In China

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

* U.S. companies challenged by FCPA * In state-owned China, who is an "official"? * Highly regulated industries pose hig...

Walmart, the FCPA, and America's Ability to Compete

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Daniel Wagner

While the FCPA has served a useful purpose, it remains stuck in another era. In today's dynamic and ever-changing international business landscape, U.S. businesses would really benefit from a less absolutist approach to the subject.

Ben Hallman

Loophole In Bribery Law Leads To Confusion, Abuse | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

A loophole in a U.S. anti-bribery law, the same law that Walmart's Mexico subsidiary reportedly violated again and again, actually allows companies to...

Is Walmart Too Big, Powerful, Influential to Obey the Law?

Richard Trumka | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Richard Trumka

This week's reports about Walmart's practices in Mexico are breathtaking. The Times found "credible evidence that bribery played a persistent and significant role in Walmart's rapid growth in Mexico."

D.M. Levine

Fired Morgan Stanley Executive Accused In China Bribery Scheme | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

A former Morgan Stanley executive was charged with bribery Wednesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil complaint that says he steered near...

Congress Looks Into Walmart's Lobbying Against Anti-Bribery Law

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Two congressmen investigating the Walmart bribery scandal announced on Wednesday that they will also begin probing Walmart's lobbying against the Fore...

Marcus Baram

Walmart Took Part In Lobbying Campaign To Amend Anti-Bribery Law | Marcus Baram | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Some top Walmart executives have been active in a lobbying group that is pushing to weaken the country's main anti-bribery law, as first reported in t...

Ben Hallman

Walmart Likely To Escape Criminal Charges In Mexico Bribery: Experts | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Despite public embarrassment and blistering headlines, Walmart will likely escape criminal charges over allegations the retailer bribed officials in M...

Murdoch's Date With Justice

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.30.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

News Corp.'s fortunes are turning, and Rupert Murdoch must now answer for all that has happened under his watch. If he or his executives broke the law, they must be held accountable in the United States.

John Rudolf

Former Top Halliburton Exec Heads To Prison For Bribery | John Rudolf | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

A former top Halliburton executive will serve 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty in Houston federal court to orchestrating a $180 million bri...

News Corp. Civil War Shows No Signs Of Ending

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.15.2012 | Media

The battles within Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire are only getting worse. The Times, one of Murdoch's own papers, revealed Tuesday that News Cor...

Donations From Casino Owner Could Embarrass GOP Candidates

Reuters | Peter Henderson and James Pomfret | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO/MACAU, China, Feb 8 (Reuters) - It's never good for the candidate when a big donor runs afoul of the law - as President Barack Obama le...

FBI Investigating News Corp.

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media

The FBI is investigating whether or not News Corp. violated a law barring American companies from making corrupt payments to foreign officials, Reuter...

Rule Following Is for Both Government and Citizens

Brad Reid | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

The important lesson for all is that "winning" is not the only thing. Winning is the outcome of superior products and services in the business context. Winning in law should mean that justice under law is served.

Koch Industries Reportedly Had Inside Man At The EPA

Sunlight Foundation | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

Koch Industries, the closely held firm led by conservative and libertarian political donors Charles and David Koch, has a long record of entanglements...

Dan Froomkin

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Battles Anti-Bribery Statute | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than three decades after the United States Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -- striking a major blow against inter...

Murdoch's Dirty Deeds Don't Come Cheap

Sarah Pray | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Sarah Pray

The latest news about Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in not only a reminder of the importance of maintaining strong anti-bribery legislation, but also casts serious doubts on the efforts of some in Washington to weaken those laws.

SEC After Goldman Over Libya Dealings

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc and some other financial companies violated bribery laws in dealin...

Nigeria: Crucifying Democracy on a Cross of Corruption

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

If the United States permits international politics to hijack the rule of law at home, then democracy and rule of law abroad will falter, especially in places like Nigeria.

Why Corporate Counsel Must Implement Stringent Corporate Anti-Corruption Policies in 2011

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Kerschberg

As we turn the corner into the new year, corporate counsel need to identify important legal issues facing their companies in 2011.

As Anti-Corruption Day Passes, a Look Back at 2010

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

See some of the year's most significant moments in anti-corruption, and vote for the slides you feel represent the biggest challenges or advances.

Keeping Commitments

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

This year's International Anti-Corruption Day is marred by a U.S. Chamber of Commerce attempt to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), our nation's flagship anti-corruption legislation.

The Cost of Corruption

Peter Zalmayev | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Zalmayev

OSCE member states gathered in Oslo for a session of the Parliamentary Assembly, whose theme is "Combating Transnational Crime and Corruption." Led by Kazakhstan, the irony of a corrupt government presiding was palpable.

The Al Capone Solution for the Blackwater Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

While U.S. law punishes accounting fraud committed abroad, it offers no remedy for a corporation's acts of violence. Congress could solve the problem by expanding the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.