The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have dramatically increased their efforts to prosecute companies under The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). If your company conducts business outside of the United States, it is imperative that you understand the FCPA. Criminal and civil penalties may result for those that violate the FCPA. Further, officers and directors can be prosecuted even if they were not directly involved in the act that constitutes a violation of the FCPA. Recent trends have also shown that no industry is immune; even companies in traditionally “low-risk” industries are subject to prosecution.