Individual prosecutions under the FCPA – more trials and more caselaw

SEA View, Article XII: August 2020

This month's analysis looks at individual prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Prosecutions have markedly increased over the last five years, and this will better define local, regional, and international enforcement.

Prosecutions of individuals under the FCPA have seen a rapid uptick over the course of the last five years. In the first half of the past decade, charges were brought against 84 individuals and 137 corporations. From 2015-2019, 144 individuals were charged, as compared to 126 corporations.

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Authored by Peter S. Spivack and Ann C. Kim.

Thanks also to former Hogan Lovells Associate Karl Lockhart, now on judicial clerkship in Mississippi.



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Peter Spivack
Washington, D.C.
Khushaal Ved
Senior Associate
Ann Kim
Los Angeles


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