Serious Consequences for Former Louis Berger Executives Highlight Increasing Individual FCPA Risk

In July 2015, Louis Berger International, an engineering, architecture and construction management consulting firm, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ and agreed to pay $17.1 million to settle allegations of corruption in Asia. One year later, several of the individuals involved in the bribery have been sentenced based on their guilty pleas and Louis Berger is seeking to recoup its settlement-related losses from one of those individuals in a civil suit. “The LBI complaint highlights yet another avenue for potential exposure for individuals involved in improper business activities,” explained Ted Kang, a partner at Alston Bird. See “No Discount and a Three-Year Monitor: Dissecting LBI’s $17.1 Million FCPA Settlement” (Jul. 22, 2015).

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