WilmerHale Attorneys Discuss FCPA Risks Applicable to Private Fund Managers (Part Two of Two)

The financial services industry is under increased scrutiny from anti-corruption enforcement authorities in the U.S. and abroad.  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions have the potential to implicate hedge funds, private fund managers and even fund investors themselves.  Accordingly, hedge fund managers must be aware of FCPA risks and take steps to mitigate them.  See “FCPA Compliance Strategies for Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Managers,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 23 (Jun. 13, 2014); and “FCPA Considerations for the Private Fund Industry: An Interview with Former Federal Prosecutor Justin Shur,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 20 (May 23, 2014).  This article, the second in a two-part series, summarizes the main points raised at a recent program regarding FCPA risks threatening private fund managers and summarizes recent FCPA enforcement actions involving financial institutions.  The program featured WilmerHale partners Kimberly A. Parker and Erin G.H. Sloane.  The first article in this series summarized the key points from that presentation regarding the current U.S. and global anti-corruption enforcement climate and the relevant provisions of the FCPA.

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