Here’s a reference to an interesting article on a hot topic.  My colleague David Maria discusses typical issues that companies doing business internationally face in deciding whether to self-report to the U.S. government potential improper conduct under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in the winter 2015 issue of DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly.

He explains various “pros” and “cons” of self-disclosure and concludes, among other things, that the financial incentive provided under the Dodd-Frank Act for individuals to report potential FCPA violations will continue to fuel the growing number of whistleblower complaints against companies. He also opines that “it’s only a matter of time before plaintiffs’ attorneys begin advertising their services and this whistleblower provision in foreign countries, especially in those countries that rank high on the corruption index.”