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Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Second Edition)

Author(s): Donald J. Zarin
Practice Area: Corporate law
Published: Nov 2013
Supplement Date: Nov 2021 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402420696
PLI Item #: 52717

Doing business overseas means learning new ways of negotiating. It also means understanding when an accepted and even expected “gift” to the other party will be considered a bribe under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

The second edition of Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act provides vital legal and procedural information that helps corporations and attorneys:

  • Develop internal compliance programs that detect and prevent illegalities
  • Spot cautionary “red flags” and sidestep potential legal pitfalls in planned business steps
  • Draft compliant business agreements and contracts using included model contract provisions
  • Satisfy FCPA’s complicated accounting standards
  • Avoid RICO violations, wire and mail fraud, and other legal missteps
The number and size of recoveries under the FCPA have significantly grown, and the whistleblower provision in the Dodd-Frank Act increases potential recoveries for actions as well. Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Second Edition, updates readers on recent enforcement actions, reminding companies and their counsel of the harsh penalties for falsified books and records, mischaracterized payments, fictitious invoices, insufficient internal accounting controls, and other charges. This treatise is an invaluable resource for in-house and outside corporate counsel, corporate executives and managers, and anyone who is responsible for business relationships with overseas partners or customers.
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Don Zarin is a retired partner in the International & Cross Border Transactions practice group in the Washington, D.C. office of Holland & Knight. He is co-head of the International Trade Practice Group and head of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Team, a part of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance Team. Mr. Zarin has represented and counseled U.S. and foreign companies on a wide range of international trade and international commercial matters, including multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, antidumping duty proceedings and other trade remedy laws, customs matters, export control issues, U.S. ant boycott laws, and trade legislative issues, as well as overseas joint venture projects and international commercial agreements. He has represented foreign governments on trade policy matters, in treaty negotiations, and in the drafting of a Constitution. Mr. Zarin is a leading attorney in the area of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption practices. He is the author of PLI’s Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, a leading textbook on this subject.