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2013 Year-End FCPA Update
January 08, 2014
2013 FCPA Update identifies five key enforcement trends, but perhaps most notable is the increasing cost of resolving an FCPA case for a corporation.  The average, all-in settlement value for FCPA resolutions in 2013 was more than $80 million and there were no settlements for less than $1 million.

Becoming an FCPA-Savvy Director
January 03, 2014
In defining how a board member can be a knowledgeable and valuable company resource in managing FCPA issues, the following may be helpful benchmarks.

Costs of FCPA Investigations – A Board Issue?
November 19, 2013
Even major corporations consider a $10 million FCPA investigation to be a large expenditure.  But investigations costing that much or more are no longer aberrational, as public reports and SEC filings in 2013 have made clear.

Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction Rules – Status Check and Some Takeaways
August 15, 2013
Recently, in separate proceedings, a federal district court for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Conflict Minerals Rules and vacated the Resource Extraction Rules.

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Risk Oversight in China Operations
Third Quarter 2013
So far this year, a series of Delaware cases has underscored the duty of directors to oversee operations overseas and, specifically, in China.

The Global Transformation in Laws Against Foreign Bribery
July 08, 2013
Board members will benefit from being aware of profound changes that are underway internationally in laws prohibiting bribery of government officials.

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