Key Takeaways From Ex-Alstom Exec's FCPA Conviction

Law360 (November 13, 2019, 4:58 PM EST) -- On Nov. 8, in a closely followed trial, Lawrence Hoskins, a British national and former executive of Alstom SA, a French company, was convicted of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.[1]

The case, U.S. v. Hoskins, represents a significant development in the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to enforce the FCPA because it is the first such case in which a foreign national was tried to verdict where that foreign national did not work for a U.S. company and had never visited the United States.

As a result, the case presents valuable lessons for foreign companies and individuals about when they...

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