A curious effect the pandemic had on law enforcement seems to have been a slowdown in investigations concerning corrupt foreign practices like bribing foreign officials. But as federal agents once more take to the skies, lawyers in the field are preparing their clients for renewed activity.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 prohibits American citizens and entities from bribing foreign government officials to benefit their business interests. Ever since the late 1970s, it has been a staple of D.C.-based white-collar defense teams who not only represent clients against enforcement actions but also pre-empt potential agency ire by investigating potential compliance breeches and helping develop corporate policies.

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