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On Sunday, April 22, The New York Times published a lengthy investigative report, “Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle.” The story outlined a multi-million-dollar web of alleged bribes paid by the Mexican subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., aimed at expediting the expansion of the company’s stores in the country. The report involved—and implicated—numerous in-house lawyers at Wal-Mart, and brought to light a host of issues regarding corporate compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. CorpCounsel.com’s reporters and columnists looked at the Wal-Mart bribery stories from an number of angles, analyzing the in-house players and corporate lessons from what is on track to be the story of the year for in-house counsel.