O'Melveny & Myers LLP Launches Sixth Edition of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook

February 23, 2009

Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
(202) 220-5022

Erika Tucker
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
(213) 430-7792

WASHINGTON, DC - February 23, 2009 - O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce the publication of the sixth edition of its well-known and informative Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Handbook. The number of transnational corruption investigations and settlements has increased exponentially in the past few years across numerous industries and companies. As one of the leading firms in FCPA work, O’Melveny provides the guidance needed to understand the unique challenges presented by this increasingly complex legal landscape.

More than 100 pages in length, the sixth edition offers an introduction to the law as well as a thorough analysis of the FCPA covering all recent cases and settlements. Specifically, it provides an overview of the statute, due diligence requirements, recent examples of the impact of the FCPA on M&A deals, and offers practical suggestions regarding compliance, disclosure, and internal investigations. Since 1992, O’Melveny has published and distributed its FCPA handbook as a service to clients and friends.

The Handbook is a collaborative venture across the Firm. The principal authors are Richard Grime, Greta Lichtenbaum, Jeremy Maltby, and Greyson Bryan. Grime, a former Assistant Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, is widely recognized for his FCPA work, having participated or supervised many of the Commission’s most recent FCPA cases and worked closely with the Department of Justice on countless FCPA parallel investigations. The other authors have many years of experience in representing clients across a wide range of industries in this challenging area. All are part of a larger FCPA team with great depth and geographical breadth.

The Handbook has been prepared for both business and legal audiences but is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. To download the PDF version, visit the O’Melveny website.

About O’Melveny’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Practice
The lawyers in O’Melveny’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Practice are actively engaged in conducting internal investigations and transactional due diligence; responding to criminal and regulatory enforcement inquiries and proceedings; evaluating and implementing compliance programs, and providing prospective advice about issues in international business transactions. Our clients include U.S. and international companies, among them Fortune 100 companies, the world’s largest financial institutions, diversified U.S. and offshore companies, and corporate executives.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With more than 1,000 lawyers in 14 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.omm.com