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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act In A New Era

Mike Koehler

Mike Koehler, Founder and Editor of FCPA Professor and Law Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law, US

2014 416 pp Hardback 978 1 78195 440 9
ebook isbn 978 1 78195 441 6

Hardback $160.00 on-line price $144.00


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‘An excellent and thought-provoking book by a great expert. Backed up by rigorous analysis of cases, Professor Koehler constantly challenges those involved in anti-corruption work by asking the question “why?” He puts forward many constructive and well-argued suggestions for improvements that need to be considered. I have learned a lot from Professor Koehler over the years and I can thoroughly recommend this book.’
– Richard Aderman, Former Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office


Further information

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has emerged as a top concern for companies doing business in the global marketplace. This book is the first of its kind given its comprehensive and provocative coverage of the FCPA and its many related legal and policy issues.

In The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era, Professor Koehler dissects the FCPA’s new era and confronts the FCPA statutory text, legislative history, judicial decisions, enforcement agency guidance, and resolved FCPA enforcement actions.

Written by a former FCPA attorney with expert knowledge and experience relevant to the issues discussed, the book injects innovative concepts to the study of the FCPA and its enforcement such as the ‘world’s most ethical FCPA violators,’ ‘the façade of enforcement’ the ‘three buckets’ of FCPA financial exposure, ‘FCPA Inc. and the business of bribery,’ and the ‘offensive use’ of the FCPA. The book places an emphasis on learning FCPA issues incrementally in the belief that foundational knowledge (such as general legal principles and general Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement policies and resolution vehicles) will best enhance understanding and comprehension of specific FCPA topics.

Understanding the FCPA’s new era is a fundamental skill-set for a diverse group of professionals navigating the global marketplace. This book provides a toolkit that will help readers from the boardroom to the courtroom to the classroom better understand the FCPA, FCPA enforcement, FCPA compliance strategies, and the many legal and policy issues present in this new era.

Full table of contents

Contents: Prologue Introduction and Overview 1. Before the New Era: The Story of the FCPA and Its Early Enforcement 2. FCPA Foundational Knowledge 3. The FCPA’s Anti-Bribery Provisions 4. The FCPA’s Books and Records and Internal Controls Provisions 5. FCPA Enforcement 6. Reasons for the Increase in FCPA Enforcement 7. The FCPA’s Long Tentacles 8. FCPA Compliance and Best Practices 9. FCPA Reform Conclusion Index

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