O'Melveny Reveals Seventh Edition of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook


Piper Hall
O’Melveny & Myers LLP                 
Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

WASHINGTON, DC ─ JUNE 24, 2013 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce the publication of the seventh edition of its well-known and informative “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: An O’Melveny Handbook.” As one of the leading firms in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) work, O’Melveny has published and distributed the Handbook as a resource for clients and contacts since 1992.

More than 150 pages in length, the seventh edition offers an introduction to the law as well as an update on enforcement trends and an overview of O’Melveny’s FCPA Practice. The Handbook then provides an analysis of the FCPA, including common misunderstandings of the law, and outlines how to establish and implement an effective anti-bribery compliance program, as well as what to do when a potential violation is discovered. Because the last several years have witnessed a proliferation of international anti-bribery measures, the Handbook discusses the global campaign against corruption and, for the first time, devotes a chapter to the UK Bribery Act.

The Handbook is once again a collaborative project across the Firm. The principal authors for the seventh edition are partners Richard Grime and Greta Lichtenbaum and former O’Melveny partner Jeremy Maltby, who is now serving in the Office of the White House Counsel. 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 SEC’s most significant FCPA cases and worked closely with the Department of Justice on countless FCPA parallel investigations. Lichtenbaum has many years of experience in representing clients across a wide range of industries in this challenging area. They 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.

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 approximately 800 lawyers in 16 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