In the fight to obtain an international competitive advantage, some corporations result to illicit practices such as bribing public officials to get or retain business. These practices not only harm competition, they undermine the rule of law.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq., is a United States law that forbids anyone from giving anything of value to a foreign official or political candidate to obtain or retain business.
The SEC Whistleblower Program extends to tips about violations of the FCPA. Whistleblowers who have evidence of bribery of foreign public officials should consult with a qualified whistleblower attorney.