Steve LeVine of Quartz sorted our corporate investigations list by industry. He found that more than half of the 88 currently known investigations under the [FCPA] are in the technology, health, energy and metals industries.
Twenty companies are from basic industries — oil, metals, and chemicals. Fifteen tech companies are on the list, and 15 health-care firms.
LeVine, pictured above, is Quartz’s Washington correspondent. He’s one of the best known writers today covering energy, technology, and geopolitics. He spent 18 years as a foreign correspondent in the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Philippines, writing for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, and Newsweek.
Quartz, a news and commentary site, was launched in 2012 by the publisher of the Atlantic Monthly. A month after launch it attracted 840,000 unique visitors.
Disclosure: In Levine’s article, we talked about how investigations spread through industries. And please note that after further review, we removed a couple of companies originally on our January 2013 corporate investigations list.
Here’s how LeVine sorted the latest corporate investigations list:
Energy, chemicals, metals and power