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262.81 sec. 001 - Anticorruption Compliance (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Hana Ivanhoe  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Tu 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 145
    From January 14, 2020
    To March 10, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: March 10, 2020
Class Number: 32334

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 33
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 37
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

Anticorruption law has become an increasingly important area of practice for in-house and outside counsel alike in recent years. It is also increasingly the subject of international and intergovernmental organization scrutiny.

Corruption adversely impacts economic development and stability. Multinational corporations have the power to advance that economic development through trade and investment, but are ethically, and in certain cases legally, bound to ensure that such trade and investment are pursued transparently. For this reason, states are increasingly legislating against and enforcing regulations proscribing corruption.

This course will examine the global phenomenon of corruption and the existing legal and voluntary frameworks under both US and international law to govern it. The course will focus primarily on corporate corruption with a comprehensive study of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), related decisions, enforcement actions and enforcement agency guidance. It will focus specifically on the role of the in-house counsel and compliance professional in reducing potential liability risks under the law. The course will then evaluate and compare existing international frameworks for combating corruption globally (including the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery) and will close with an examination of private initiatives, voluntary frameworks, standards and guidelines for preventing corporate acts of corruption.

Note this course meets every Tuesday January 14th-March 10th (except January 28th and February 18th).

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
This is a credit only course
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law
Criminal Law
Public Law and Policy

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  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era
    Mike Koehler
    Edition: 2014
    Publisher: Edward Elgar
    ISBN: 9781781954409
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $160.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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