The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What You Don’t Want to Know Can Hurt You.
Forty years ago the United States was the first country to aggressively legislate against the bribery of foreign government officials. The United State Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) set some high hurdles for U.S. companies seeking to do business internationally. In the past ten years, not only has enforcement of the FCPA increased dramatically but dozens of other countries have now enacted similar legislation and are cooperating with U.S. authorities to aggressively prosecute corruption. It is essential that all U.S. companies that invest, sell or operate internationally understand the requirements of the FCPA and the criminal, civil and contractual risks posed by FCPA compliance failures.
Mr. Hove has more than 40 years’ experience handling transportation, logistics, corporate, engineering, construction and procurement matters around the world. He has worked on transactions in more than 125 countries and has personally been to 98 of those countries. He is currently a partner in the international transportation and logistics law firm of Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary, P.C.
Friday, September 22 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
College of Law, Price & Turpen Courtroom
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