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International Anti-Corruption Law Research Guide

This research guide is about international anti-corruption

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977(FCP), governs whatU.S. corporations, business and individuals must comply with in their dealings with foreign companies. Researchers often have to compare what are the requirements under the FCP to what is required under international and foreign laws. For a concise overview and legislative history of the FCP, see the DOJ's web site.

  • Complying with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    This available online (Georgetown Law Only). It is a very detailed practitioners approach to complying with the FCP.
  • Doing Business under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    This is available online (Georgetown Law Only). There is information for practitioners, along with a comparison of the FCP to both foreign and international law.
  • Enforcement 2010: Multi-Agency Enforcement Efforts in the New Decade WMS STACKS KF1070.Z9 E64 2010
    The Practicing Law Institute (PLI), designed this series for practitioners and it presents changes in financial regulations post financial crisis. One section addresses the FCP with a review of recent changes and on possible changes.
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New International Norms WMS STACKS KF9351 .D46 2010
    The first half of this book address the act, the second part presents brief overviews of the major conventions and other international efforts to combat corruption.
  • Lexis (Georgetown Law Only)
    Legal > Area of Law - By Topic > Corporate > Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Materials.
    This section aggregates the books, treatise and handbooks within Lexis on the FCP.
  • Westlaw (Georgetown Law Only)
    Click on Add a Tab (located on the far right)> Click on Add Westlaw Tabs> scroll down to Topical > Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This section aggregates the materials in Westlaw, which focus on this topic. These resources include secondary sources (news, law journals and analytical materials) and primary sources (case law, administrative materials, statutes and regulations).