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Former Alstom Executive Found Guilty in FCPA Trial

On Friday, November 8, 2019, a jury found the former Alstom executive, Lawrence Hoskins, guilty for his role in a multi-year, multimillion-dollar foreign bribery scheme and a related money laundering scheme.

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Two Recent Decisions Provide Rare Guidance on the FCPA's Reach Over Foreign Nationals


Time to Read: 1 minutes Practices: Anti-Corruption / International Risk, Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense

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Two recent district court decisions have shed light on the reach and scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) over foreign nationals: SEC v. Straub and SEC v. Sharef. For companies and individuals operating abroad, these cases provide rare judicial guidance on the reach of the FCPA’s anti-bribery and record-keeping provisions. Together, they reaffirm U.S. regulators’ long-standing position that the FCPA has broad applicability to foreign nationals, while also setting the outer limits of the civil scope of the FCPA.

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