The FCPA prohibits covered entities from providing, with corrupt intent, anything of value to a foreign official to obtain or retain a business advantage. The “anything of value” prong of the FCPA is quite broad, encompassing non-cash benefits. But what about helping the relative of a foreign official get a job or internship? Is that too prohibited by the FCPA? In a guest article, Joel M. Cohen and Matthew W. Knox, partner and associate, respectively at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, discuss the form a proper employee relationship between a domestic concern and the relative of a foreign official may take. In particular, Cohen and Knox review recent FCPA cases that included allegations of nepotism and then consider DOJ opinion releases that outline the broad contours of a defensible employment relationship between a domestic concern and the relative of a foreign official. From these cases and releases, the authors derive practical considerations that should bear on the decision to employ otherwise qualified relatives of foreign officials.