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This Week in FCPA Episode 35

All Wal-Mart, all the time. I'll try to parse out the subjects we talk about by time. It blends, so bear with it. 04:00: Will this fundamentally change FCPA compliance going forward? 06:06: How will Mexico respond? How will the DOJ? 07:11: Impacting the News Corp. story 08:22: Will this kill...

Does Wal-Mart Have a Facilitation Payment Exception to the FCPA?

In an article entitled " Many Of The Bribery Allegations Against Wal-Mart May Not Be Illegal " Forbes reporter Nathan Vardi wrote that "many of the allegations reported in the New York Times could reasonably be interpreted as falling under the so-called "facilitating payments"...

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

reprinted with permission from Mike Koehler , Southern Illinois University School of Law White Collar Crime Report, Vol. 7, 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...

New Details Emerge in Wal-Mart FCPA Case

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Last week the New York Times ran a front-page story ( here ) regarding Wal-Mart and its FCPA scrutiny. The story did not receive nearly the attention of the April New York Times story (see here for the prior post), but the recent article...

Fu Manchu and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation Water Torture

Today we celebrate Fu Manchu. No not the facial accouterments but the fictional character who was introduced to the world in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the 20th century. He has become an archetype of the evil criminal genius while also lending his moniker...

Wal-Mart One Year Later

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor One year ago, the New York Times ran a major story ( here ) titled "Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle." The conduct at issue in the Times article related to Wal-Mart's largest...