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‘Contagion effect’ spreads FCPA risks

‘If you’re from a tech company, now isn’t the time to bribe your way into a deal,’ says Steve LeVine of Quartz.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.

The full post from Quartz is here.

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Here’s how LeVine sorted the latest corporate investigations list:

Agriculture
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Deere & Company

Consumer goods
Avon
Beam Inc.
Central European Distribution
Kraft Foods
Olympus
Owens-Illinois Group
Smith & Wesson
Wal-Mart

Aircraft
Embraer SA

Banking, finance
Barclays plc
Diebold Incorporated
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
Goldman Sachs Group
KKR

Entertainment
DreamWorks Animation
NBCUniversal Media
Las Vegas Sands
Viacom (Paramount Pictures)
Newscorp.
Time Warner Inc
Walt Disney Company
Wynn Resorts Limited

Health care
Analogic
AstraZeneca Baxter International
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bruker Corporation
Fresenius Medical Care
GlaxoSmithKline
Medtronic
Merck
Nordion
Sciclone Pharmaceuticals
Stryker Corporation
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
Zimmer Holdings

 

Military
Allied Defense Group
Analogic Corp.
Protective Products of America
Raytheon Company

Energy, chemicals, metals and power
3M Company
Alcoa Inc
Alstom SA
Baker Hughes Incorporated (BJ Services)
BHP Billiton Ltd
Cobalt International Energy Inc
Eni SpA
Expro International Group
Furmanite Corp.
Halliburton Keyuan Petrochemicals
Kosmos Energy
LyondellBasell Industries
Marathon Oil
Nabors Industries
Parker Drilling Company
STR Holdings
Total
Walters Power International
Weatherford International

Tech
Dialogic
Harris Corporation
Hewlett-Packard
IDT
Ingersoll-Rand
Koninklijke Philips Electronics
Motorola Solutions
NCR
Net 1 UEPS Technologies
Oracle
Qualcomm
Sensata Technologies Holding
SL Industries
Sony
Tata Communications

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