It is crucial for compliance professionals to be up-to-date on the latest trends and patterns in FCPA enforcement. However, a simple review of the 2013 enforcement actions may provide more questions than answers. What does the apparent decrease in FCPA prosecutions mean for businesses operating abroad? How seriously should companies take the increase in FCPA penalties? What is the significance of the SEC's first FCPA non-prosecution agreement? The Anti-Corruption Report has gathered insight from several of the year-end reports authored by the nation's top FCPA practice groups, including Shearman & Sterling, WilmerHale, Gibson Dunn, Mayer Brown, BakerHostetler and Debevoise & Plimpton, and distilled those ideas and observations into a succinct outline of the 2013 enforcement trends and patterns. See also "Assessing the Year in FCPA Enforcement and Looking Ahead" (Jan. 22, 2014).