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Dear Colleagues [Jessica Tillipman’s note said]:

I am currently preparing the syllabus for my fall anti-corruption course and wondered if I could bother you for some recommendations regarding your favorite anti-corruption, compliance, anti-bribery, etc. resources on the internet (in addition to the FCPA Blog and Tom Fox’s Blog, of course).

At the beginning of the semester, we provide our students with a list of resources to help them as they select their paper topics and I wonder if you have any recommendations for this list.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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Michael Scher

In addition to the FCPA Blog,

The FCPA Professor (here) (here)

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics: SCCEnet (here)

Corporate Compliance Insights (Look for Tom Fox) (here)

Association of Corporate Counsel – ACC Docket (here)

KYC360 Anti-Money Laundering (here)

I paid a bribe (India) (here)

Transparency International: Daily Corruption News

Michael Ndichu Kuria

1.  The Anatomy of Corruption in Kenya: Legal, Political, and Socio-Economic Perspectives  by Prof. Smokin C. Wanjala et. al. (here)

2.  Corruption in Africa: Causes, Consequences, and Cleanups by John Mukum Mbaku (here)

3.  The Criminalization of the State in Africa by Jean-François Bayart, Stephen Ellis, Béatrice Hibou (here)

Richard L. Cassin

I like the primary source material.

In this case it would be the FCPA itself (here), the legislative history (here), the opinion procedure releases (here), the Lay Person’s Guide to FCPA (pdf here), the Organizational Guidelines under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Chapter 8, Part B) (here), and some of the deferred and non-prosecution agreements (the exhibits usually deal with compliance) (here).

I also like the U.S. Attorneys Manual. You have to search through the sections to find what you’re looking for. But there are some great entries with lots of case citations.

Marc Alain Bohn

In addition to the FCPA Blog, Tom Fox’s site, and the DOJ primary source materials Dick recommended:

1)  Miller &Chevalier authors the U.S. chapter to the “Getting the Deal Through” Anti-Corruption Regulation publication. Here is a pdf of the 2012 chapter.

2)  Here is a collection of additional sites and resources I thought you might find helpful:

Corruption Convention/Treaty Resources (Reports, Local Law, Etc.):

UNDOC’s On Track Against Corruption Legal Library (here)

OECD’s Bribery and Corruption Site (here)

GRECO Anticorruption Reports and News (here)

OAS Anticorruption Portal of the Americas (here)

Corruption-Related News Sites:

WSJ Corruption Currents (here)

Main Justice Just Anticorruption (here)

Ethisphere Anti-Corruption Articles, News, and Regulatory Developments (here)

Trace Compendium Alerts (here)

Corruption-Related Blogs:

FCPAmericas Blog (here)

Anticorruption Blog (here)

Michael Volkov’s Corruption, Crime, Compliance Blog (here)

Internal Investigations’ Blog (here)

FCPA Professor Forum (here)

Transparency International Blog (here)

TraceBlog (here)

Corruption Related Databases/Resources:

Shearman Sterling FCPA Database (here)

Trace Anticorruption Compendium (here)

Federal Organizational Prosecution Agreements (here)

Business Anti-Corruption Portal (here)

SEC FCPA Site (here)

DOJ’s Related Enforcement Actions (here)

SFO’s Bribery & Corruption Site (here)

The Mintz Group’s FCPA Map (here)

FCPA and Travel Act Flow Chart (pdf here)

Global Anti-Corruption Portal (here)

Andy Spalding

Well, who can top Marc’s list? I won’t even try, but I would add one item: Westlaw now has an FCPA tab. It’s available only on Westlaw Classic (and not Westlaw Next).  From the main screen, find in the upper right hand corner “add a tab” and follow the prompts to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act tab. It’s got a number of good resources organized there.

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  1. I taught a course in the graduate school at the University of Maryland on development challenges. Here are the readings from the classes on corruption. Students, second year Masters and Ph.D., seemed to find useful.

    October 24. Combating Corruption (I): Cultural Differences?

    James C. Scott, Comparative Political Corruption, Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972, pp. 1-19.

    John Gardner, “Defining Corruption,” chapter two in Arnold J. Heidenbeimer and Michael Johnson, eds., Political Corruption: Concepts & Contexts, 3rd ed., New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2005, pp. 25 – 40.

    Lawrence Rosen, “Understanding Corruption,” American Interest, March-April 2010, pp. 78- 82.

    United States v. Sun-Diamond Growers of Cal. 526 U.S. 398 (1999). Available at:

    In the matter between the State and Schabir Shaik et. al., High Court of South Africa, Durban and Coastal Local Division, Judgment : 2005-05-31. Available at:

    Lucinda A. Low, The United Nations Convention Against Corruption: The Globalization of Anticorruption Standards, paper prepared for a Conference of the International Bar Association, The Awakening Giant of Anticorruption Enforcement, Paris, April 25-26, 2008, pp. 1-12, 18-22. Available at:

    8) October 31. Combating Corruption (II): Measuring it

    Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index 2010, Berlin: Transparency International, 2010. Available at:

    Global Integrity, Report 2010 (on-line version). Available at:

    Michale Johnston, “Measuring Corruption: Numbers Versus Knowledge Versus Understanding,” chapter 8 in Arvind K. Jain, ed., The Political Economy of Corruption, London: Routledge, 2001, pp. 157 – 179.

    Laura Langbein and Stephen Knack, “The Worldwide Governance Indicators: Six, One, or None?” Journal of Development Studies 46(2): February 2010, pp. 350 – 370.

    Benjamin A. Olken, and Rohini Pande, “Corruption in Developing Countries,” August 2011, Annual Review of Economics, forthcoming. Available at:

    9) November 7. Combating Corruption (III): Corruption in Sectors — Roads and Health

    World Bank, Curbing Fraud, Corruption, and Collusion in the Roads Sector, Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2011. Available at:

    Taryb Vian, William D. Savedoff, and Harald Mathisen, eds., Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability, Sterling: Kumarian Press, 2010, pp. 3- 16, 105- 113.

    Malcolm K. Sparrow, License to Steal: Why Fraud Plagues America’s Health Care System, Boulder: Westview Press, 1996, pp. 55-76.

    10) November 14. Combating Corruption (IV): Anti-corruption Agencies

    Patrick Meagher, “Anti-Corruption Agencies: Rhetoric Versus Reality,” Journal of Policy Reform 8(1): March 2005, pp. 69-103.

    Luís de Sousa, Anti-Corruption Agencies: Between Empowerment and Irrelevance, Florence: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Paper 2009/08, 2009. Available at:

    James Q. Wilson, Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It, New York: Basic Books, 1989, pp. 154 – 178.

    Peter F. Drucker, "The New Pluralism," Leader to Leader, 14: Fall 1999, pp. 18-23.

    Pratap Bhanu Mehta, “Of the Few, by the Few,” Indian, April 7, 2011. Available at:

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