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Tag Archives: FCPA

Bribery, Twice Removed

Charles Duross is the head of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Anti-Corruption Practice. He is the former head of the Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, where he took a leading role in developing and implementing the government’s anti-bribery enforcement strategy. Here, he discusses how tech companies can avoid violating the FCPA. We have… Continue Reading

Who’s in Charge Here?

Executives face liability for crimes they don’t know about  Legal principles traditionally shield corporate officers and employees from criminal liability for violations by their companies in which they did not take part.  An exception is the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine, or RCOD, which holds executives criminally liable for corporate activities that occur on their watch—even if… Continue Reading

Maximizing Mergers and Acquisitions: An in-depth look behind the headlines at some important emerging trends

Mergers and acquisitions are back in the headlines. Following two years of sharp decline, deal making increased 12 percent in 2010, according to Bloomberg. Cross-border deals shot up 41 percent. With companies sitting on record cash war chests, the trend looks likely to continue. A small sampling of recent activity: Sanofi-Aventis completed its $20.1 billion… Continue Reading