Anti-Corruption Enforcement Developments: 2010 Year in Review and 2011 Preview

Anti-Corruption Enforcement Developments: 2010 Year in Review and 2011 Preview

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Last year provided clear evidence that governments around the world continue to tenaciously pursue anti-corruption enforcement, and they are acquiring ever-increasing resources to support their efforts. In the United States, 2010 was another record-breaking year for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), both in terms of the number of enforcement actions and the magnitude of settlements. In fact, 2010 witnessed eight of the ten largest FCPA settlements in history, accounting for over $1 billion in criminal penalties alone. Outside the United States, enforcement activity continued to increase, and the United Kingdom passed its much talked about Bribery Act. In Anti-Corruption Enforcement Developments: 2010 Year in Review and 2011 Preview, WilmerHale Partners Roger M. Witten, Kimberly A. Parker, Jay Holtmeier and Tim Matthews analyze 2010's anti-corruption enforcement developments, assess the UK Bribery Act and its potential implications, and discuss anti-corruption enforcement trends likely to feature prominently in 2011.

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