Compliance Week Features Nathan Garrett on the FBI’s Role in FCPA Investigations
With the number of FBI “corruption squads” increasing, the number of FCPA investigations is also expected to increase, according to the article. Additionally, the article notes that as the U.S. Department of Justice becomes more aggressive in combating corporate corruption, company executives, including foreign corporations with ties to the United States, need to be hypervigilant in their corporate compliance with FCPA guidelines.
“Furthermore, having resident agents overseas often times results in tips about bribery allegations that are reported back to headquarters,” Garrett told Compliance Week. “Tools the FBI has used for decades in more conventional, domestic criminal investigations, they’re bringing to bear on the international realm in FCPA investigations. You’re seeing more of that in the white-collar arena, and I think you’ll see more of it in the FCPA arena. That will likely intensify as they continue to make clear their presence in the international enforcement arena.”
As former Chief of the National Security Section in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri, and former FBI special agent, Garrett is regularly sought for his experience and knowledge regarding corporate compliance and government investigations and enforcement actions.
Read the full Compliance Week article here.