The international think-tank Ethisphere researches and writes about best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, and sustainability. They’re one of our favorite resources (and a sponsor of this blog). Among other things, they produce the annual ranking of the world’s most ethical companies.
So when Ethisphere asked us to contribute to their magazine, we jumped at the chance. The topic: What’s the most important lesson we’ve learned about the FCPA?
The result can be found here.
Here’s a snippet:
[As a young lawyer], I still thought every question about the FCPA must have a good answer if you just looked hard enough. Now I know better.
I know there’s practically no FCPA-related case law, no precedent to follow, no stare decisis to light the way. So the FCPA is pretty much what the enforcement agencies say it is. And that’s what’s so very different and difficult about it. It’s what I call the FCPA’s Big Lesson. . . .
Our thanks to Ethisphere for supporting what we do here, and for the chance to appear in their publication.