It is with no small amount of pride that I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book 2016 – The Year in Corporate FCPA Enforcement which was released this week.
2016 was one of the most significant years in FCPA enforcement actions, developments and events. This single volume sums up the year in a manner which any compliance professional can easily use and incorporate the lessons into a best practices compliance program going forward.
I not only review all the corporate cases from 2016 but I also consider the Justice Department’s FCPA Pilot Program, which was announced in April of last year.
The summer of 2016 brought multiple enforcement actions which were heavily influenced by the Pilot Program. But the Pilot Program was more than simply about enforcement as in its release, the Justice Department provided updated guidance on what it believed constituted a best practices compliance program.
Of course, the fall of 2016 brought some of the largest and most significant FCPA resolutions from the past several years and I go in-depth into those cases.
But the autumn also brought several interesting statements by Justice Department lawyers and SEC regulators around corporate compliance programs and I highlight and decode those as well.
Finally I sum up the year, what it meant for enforcement and more importantly, what it meant for the compliance practitioner and how the events, enforcement actions and issues which arose during 2016 will continue to resonate going forward.
You can purchase a copy of the book by clicking here or going the Ark Group website.
Tom Fox is a Contributing Editor of the FCPA Blog. He has practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He’s the creator of the award winning FCPA Compliance and Ethics website. He is the Compliance Evangelist. His best-selling seminal book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act: How to Create a First Class Compliance Program” (available from Amazon here) is widely viewed as one of the top volumes on the nuts and bolts of compliance.