SINGAPORE–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – September 6, 2007 – Lawyers, business people, academics and others have a new way to follow developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The FCPA Blog, launched in August, describes itself as “News and Views About The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”
One of the most talked about United States laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits bribing foreign officials to obtain or retain work. Violators can pay fines and penalties reaching tens of millions of dollars, and serve up to five years in prison.
Interest in the FCPA is likely to intensify. The U.S. Department of Justice recently said it will step up its FCPA enforcement. More cases of bribery are being reported worldwide, especially in the oil and gas and communications industries.
The FCPA Blog is the product of attorneys from Cassin Law LLC. The firm’s practice includes helping clients comply with United States laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
“We want to help companies and individuals comply with the FCPA ,” said Richard L. Cassin, one of the lawyers responsible for the blog. “It’s always important to have current information. And we talk about the evergreen issues– those FCPA areas that general counsels and compliance officers deal with every day.”
The FCPA Blog can be found at http://fcpablog.com.
“Traffic to the site shows a real interest in the subject,” Cassin said. “We’re gratified to know people find it useful.”
About Cassin Law LLC
Cassin Law LLC (www.cassinlaw.com) is an international law firm. It helps clients comply with U.S. laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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