In 2016, the Department of Justice doubled the number of enforcement actions year over year, indicating the sharpest increase in nearly five years. Speaking at the Ethics and Compliance Initiative Annual Conference on April 24, 2017, Attorney General Sessions stated in no uncertain terms that the DOJ “will continue to strongly enforce the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws” leaving to rest the rumors that enforcement actions could decline in the coming term.
As the United States renews its commitment to the FCPA, a global trend is emerging in governments’ capacity to investigate, enforce, and levy penalties against anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) violators. Is your compliance program ready for a multipolar world? Download “The Rising Global Tide of ABAC Enforcement” to learn about anti-corruption enforcement trends on a global scale.