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Third-Party Intermediaries Present Increased FCPA Exposure for Companies Doing Business Abroad

Mehreen Zaman of our Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Group recently had published in the Business Crimes Bulletin the first of two articles examining recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement efforts as related to third-party intermediaries. For many businesses, using third-party intermediaries is necessary to do business in other countries. Yet failures to vet and monitor third parties create risk. Witness the $772 million FCPA fine collected in November 2015 from the French power and transportation company Alstom Holdings S.A. – the largest FCPA fine collected to date.

Mehreen’s article is especially timely given the compliance expectations articulated by the Department of Justice April 2016 FCPA Enforcement Plan and its pilot self-disclosure program. 

Click here to read Mehreen’s article

Disclaimer: This post does not offer specific legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. You should not reach any legal conclusions based on the information contained in this post without first seeking the advice of counsel.

About the Author

Ronald H. Levine is Chair of Post & Schell's Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Group and former Criminal Division Chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. He counsels and defends corporations, as well as directors, executives, professionals and others, confronting potential allegations of fraud or other misconduct at all stages of the government enforcement cycle.

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