Paul Calli Guest Blogs for FCPA Professor

Paul Calli recently wrote a guest blog post for FCPA Professor blog regarding the oral argument before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of who is considered a “foreign official” for purposes of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Generally, the FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions prohibit the corrupt payment of money or “anything of value” to a “foreign official” to “obtain or retain business.” See 15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1 et. seq. A critical question in FCPA cases is often whether the recipient of an alleged corrupt payment falls within the definition of “foreign official.” There is little case law on this issue, and the outcome of the recent Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals case will be a significant factor in the development of law in this area.

Read Paul Calli’s guest post, “Oral Arguments Heard In Historic ‘Foreign Official’ Challenge.”

To read more about important FCPA case developments, please see:

FCPA Gabon “Sting” Update: Government Dismisses Remaining Defendants Carlton Fields Client Acquitted in Largest Foreign Bribery Case in U.S. History

For information about FCPA compliance, please visit:

FCPA Compliance: Tone at the Top, Train at the Bottom


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