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FCPA chief leaving SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, is planning to leave the agency later this month.

Since 2011, Brockmeyer has led 38 lawyers at the SEC as well as staff accountants and other specialists focusing on violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the FCPA embedded in the federal securities laws.

The SEC brought 72 FCPA enforcement actions during Brockmeyer’s tenure, resulting in judgments and orders totaling more than $2 billion in disgorgement, prejudgment interest, and penalties.

The FCPA unit under Brockmeyer used the SEC’s first FCPA-related non-prosecution agreement in 2013 with Ralph Lauren Corporation, and its first deferred prosecution agreement with an individual (Yu Kai Yuan) in an FCPA case in 2016.

Brockmeyer joined the SEC in 2000 following several years in private practice. 

She received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and her undergraduate degree from Williams College.

Charles Cain, currently the Deputy Chief of the FCPA Unit, will serve as Acting Chief after Brockmeyer’s departure.


Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog.

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