Minimizing FCPA Risks in Foreign Direct Investment Transactions

While companies generally associate FCPA risks with their overseas business activities, there is considerable risk associated with inbound investments, Edward Fishman, a partner at Nossaman, said at a recent Strafford presentation on FCPA concerns in soliciting direct investments in the U.S. from foreign entities. This article summarizes the analysis by Fishman and co-presenter Brent Carlson, a director at AlixPartners, of those risks and suggestions for how to mitigate them. See “Putting a Bow on the Legg Mason Settlement With a $34 Million Payment to the SEC” (Sep. 19, 2018); and “SocGen Reaches Historic Deal With France and U.S., Legg Mason Tags Along” (Jun. 27, 2018).

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