2016 Brought Heavy Enforcement, a Flurry of Settlements and Disruption to the FCPA Space

With a record number of settlements that included unprecedented penalties and global cooperation, 2016 was a banner year for FCPA enforcement. At a recent Strafford program, WilmerHale partner Kimberly Parker and Gibson Dunn partner Lee Dunst made sense of all the action and explained how FCPA enforcement metrics and activities demonstrate a strong federal commitment to anti-corruption enforcement that is likely to continue despite the recent change in administration. We distill the takeaways from the panel. For the SEC and DOJ’s thoughts on the year in enforcement, see “Top FCPA Officials Encourage Strong Compliance Programs and Remediation, the Defense Bar Responds” (Dec. 21, 2016); “Government and Defense Bar Perspectives on the New Weapons in the FCPA Arsenal” (Dec. 21, 2016).

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