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2009 Another Record Year for FCPA Actions

Melissa Klein Aguilar | January 7, 2010

2009 again saw record levels of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission according to a recap of FCPA enforcement activity by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

By the GDC's count, last year saw a combined 40 enforcement actions, with 26 brought by the DoJ, and 14 brought by the SEC, compared with 2008's 33 actions, of which 20 came out of the DoJ and 13 came from the SEC.

That trend is expected to continue, due to a large number of active cases in the pipeline, according to the 2009 Year-End FCPA Update.

Warin"We believe that the SEC also has a robust stock of FCPA matters under...

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