US Government Officials Pledge to Continue Robust FCPA Enforcement

December 01, 2007

U.S. companies operating overseas should prepare for increased scrutiny of their business transactions, according to Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officials who spoke at the American Conference Institute’s 18th National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in November. The speakers, including Hon. Alice S. Fisher, assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s Criminal Division; Mark F. Mendelsohn, deputy chief of the DOJ’s Criminal Division-Fraud Section; Fredric D. Firestone, associate director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; and William D. Jacobson, assistant chief of the DOJ’s Criminal Division-Fraud Section, promised to continue their efforts towards robust FCPA enforcement.

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