Ropes & Gray Discusses FCPA as an Enforcement Priority Under New Administration

On March 10, 2021, the United States Senate confirmed D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland as the incoming Attorney General to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The confirmation of Biden’s nominee to lead the Securities & Exchange Comission (SEC), Gary Gensler, is likely to follow.  These selections for the heads of the two regulatory bodies that enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) are expected to reinforce the focus on this area, reflecting President Biden’s remarks on the topic.  Increased enforcement based on the changing political landscape may also be exacerbated by the increased risk posed by massive government spending … Read more