Technology: 5 Things Tech Companies Should Know About the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Specific technology company exposure under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (“FCPA”) and strategies for avoiding violations and enforcement.

September 27, 2013

Recent news coverage of expanded allegations against Hewlett-Packard Company for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) serve as a reminder of the particular scrutiny the tech industry has faced under the FCPA. In the last decade, technology companies seem to have attracted a disproportionate amount of FCPA investigations and enforcement efforts. Understanding how the current FCPA enforcement environment affects tech-sector businesses can help those companies craft a strategy for managing the specific risks the industry faces.

Reprinted with permission from InsideCounsel.

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