Anti-bribery Cases Focus on Third-Party Intermediaries

Dow Jones Institutional News


James M. Koukios

Investigations + White Collar Defense and FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption

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James Koukios, former FCPA prosecutor and partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement & White-Collar Defense Practice Group, stated that “rigorous third-party due diligence” is needed when companies hire consultants or intermediaries in developing nations to drum up business with governments. Mr. Koukios noted that 90% of U.S. anti-bribery cases involve third parties used as a conduit for illegal payments to government officials.

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