What is the FCPA?

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was created by the U.S. Congress in 1977 to combat widespread bribery by U.S. companies conducting business worldwide. Over the years the FCPA’s reach has dramatically expanded, and includes far more than “U.S. companies”, a concept no longer particularly relevant in our increasingly global economy.

Dual enforcement of the FCPA is conducted by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The two classes of FCPA enforcement are anti-bribery and books & records violations, and can cover both civil and criminal behavior. FCPA settlements and investigations have been increasing greatly in recent years, an indication that 35+ years after the FCPA’s enactment there is still a significant need for its existence.

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act empowered whistleblowers to step forward with information and collect an award under the SEC Whistleblower Program. Whistleblower Justice Network has an international team of FCPA experts that work alongside our clients to guide them through every aspect of how to report FCPA violations to the SEC Whistleblower Program.

If you have significant information about violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Whistleblower Justice Network can help you become a successful whistleblower. Our clients benefit from our expertise, extensive relationships and 20+ years of combined experience as whistleblowers. Contact us today for your free, 100% confidential consultation.