The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era

Mike Koehler, Founder and Editor of FCPA Professor and Law Professor, Southern Illinois University, School of Law, US

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has emerged as a top concern for companies doing business in the global marketplace. This book is the first of its kind given its comprehensive and provocative coverage of the FCPA and its many related legal and policy issues.

‘Professor Mike Koehler has brought to this volume the clear-eyed perspective that has made his FCPA Professor website the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA. This is a uniquely useful book, laying out systematically the history and rationale of the FCPA, as well as its evolution into a structure governed as much by lore as by law. It will be valuable both to those who counsel international corporations, whether in connection with immediate crises or long-term strategies; and to those who contemplate what the FCPA has become, and how it can be improved.’
– Michael Mukasey, Former U.S. Attorney General

‘This is the single most comprehensive academic treatment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices available. Professor Koehler’s book will become the authoritative standard for the field. The book not only treats the history of the FCPA, but analyzes the statute’s elements in detail, discusses current cases, and makes proposals for reforms where the current law is deficient. The book is written in a clear, accessible style and I will use it often as a resource for my own scholarly work.’
– Daniel Chow, Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, US

‘An excellent and thought-provoking book by a great expert. Backed up by rigorous analysis of cases, Professor Koehler constantly challenges those involved in anti-corruption work by asking the question “why?” He puts forward many constructive and well-argued suggestions for improvements that need to be considered. I have learned a lot from Professor Koehler over the years and I can thoroughly recommend this book.’
– Richard Alderman, Former Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office

‘The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era, by the law professor Mike Koehler, provides a fascinating and thorough analysis of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). . . the contribution this new volume makes to the field is unequivocally substantial.’
– Peter Reilly, International Trade Law and Regulation

2014 416 pp Hardback 978 1 78195 440 9 £144.00 £110.00 $144.00 $160.00

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