Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement as Seen through Wal-Mart's Potential Exposure

White Collar Crime Report, Vol. 7, 2012

8 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2012  

Mike Koehler

Southern Illinois University School of Law

Date Written: September 12, 2012

Abstract

High-profile instances of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act scrutiny focus attention on the law and its enforcement across a broad spectrum. In spring 2012, arguably the most high-profile instance of scrutiny in the FCPA’s 35-year history occurred as Wal-Mart’s alleged conduct in Mexico dominated the news cycle. Wal-Mart’s scrutiny has been instructive in many ways at a key point in time for the FCPA. This article uses Wal-Mart’s potential FCPA exposure as a prism to view the current FCPA enforcement environment.

Keywords: FCPA, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Wal-Mart

Suggested Citation

Koehler, Mike, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement as Seen through Wal-Mart's Potential Exposure (September 12, 2012). White Collar Crime Report, Vol. 7, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2145678

Mike Koehler (Contact Author)

Southern Illinois University School of Law ( email )

1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-6804
United States

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