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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook by Robert W. Tarun

The ABA has recently published the second edition of the The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook by Robert W. Tarun. This title explores the FCPA, enacted in 1977 and amended in 1998, to target bribery of foreign officials and establish reporting requirements and internal controls for companies in order to combat corruption. All aspects of the FCPA are reviewed  including the accounting and anti-bribery components as well as the broad jurisdiction of the act itself and related conventions, potential defenses to the act, and the impact of the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Act. Other issues addressed include 15 major risks for violating the FCPA as well as potential problems that could arise from foreign charitable and political donations,  travel, entertainment, lodging, and gifts. The United Kingdom Bribery Act of 2010 is discussed thoroughly and there is a chapter that provides an overview of major foreign bribery cases. This book is now available on the new titles shelf across from the circulation desk in the law library.

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