FCPA Investigations: Combating Corruption in International Business

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FCPA Investigations: Combating Corruption in International Business


The federal government has ramped up its efforts to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which generally prohibits bribes directed at foreign government officials. Because of this, it is essential that you are familiar with FCPA-related issues. This online self-study course provides you with important information to help you, your company and its employees avoid adverse consequences and combat bribery in international business.

FCPA Investigations provides an overview of the FCPA, discusses how you should respond to evidence of corruption, presents a roadmap that will help you conduct investigations of suspected corruption and discusses how to conclude an investigation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Key factors to consider when planning an FCPA investigation
  • Elements of a bribery offense
  • Key facts about the FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions
  • Actions to take after discovering suspicious activity
  • Tips for creating your FCPA investigation team


Experience with international organizations and understanding of basic fraud examination techniques

You Will Learn How To:

Recognize the key elements of the FCPA, including the accounting provisions and the anti-bribery provisions

Ascertain the most effective ways to respond to FCPA-related issues

Recognize the rules of evidence and legal privileges applicable to FCPA investigations

Identify best practices for conducting FCPA investigations

Recognize the general rules for writing investigation reports

Identify common red flags associated with fraud and corruption

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction and Course Overview
Lesson 2 Introduction to the FCPA
Lesson 3 Developing a Response Plan
Lesson 4 Responding to FCPA-Related Issues
Lesson 5 Pre-Investigation Planning
Lesson 6 Selecting the Investigative Team
Lesson 7 Introduction to Conducting an FCPA Investigation
Lesson 8 Identify Sources of Information
Lesson 9 Collect, Organize, and Process Information
Lesson 10 Conduct Interviews
Lesson 11 Analyze Information
Lesson 12 Conclude the Investigation
Lesson 13 Conclusion

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Business Law
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: January 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
  • Speakers required for video sound

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