The Origins of the FCPA: Lessons for Effective Compliance and Enforcement

Securities Regulation Journal, p. 43, Spring 2015

23 Pages Posted: 13 May 2015

Date Written: May 12, 2015

Abstract

This paper traces the origins of the FCPA from the early days of the Watergate hearings, through the initial SEC "questionable payments" cases, the volunteer program and the two years of Congressional debates. From the origins of the statute the paper offers insights into crafting effective compliance today and for improving enforcement.

Keywords: FCPA, compliance, enforcement

Suggested Citation

Gorman, Thomas, The Origins of the FCPA: Lessons for Effective Compliance and Enforcement (May 12, 2015). Securities Regulation Journal, p. 43, Spring 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2605614

Thomas Gorman (Contact Author)

Dorsey & Whitney, LLP ( email )

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