March 13, 2018

Updated FCPA handbook offers new information for representing businesses doing international work

CHICAGO, March 13, 2018 — The new fifth edition of “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook” is a comprehensive guide for attorneys at every level who represent companies conducting business internationally. The handbook is an acclaimed resource for general counsel, transactional lawyers and white collar criminal practitioners.

Updated and revised for 2018, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook, Fifth Edition” offers more than 50 new FCPA resolutions and includes coverage of Brazil, Mexico, Canada, China, India, Russia and UK statutes. Information on anti-bribery conventions; responsibilities of boards of directors and management; transactional issues and considerations; gifts, travel, lodging and entertainment; charitable donations and political contributions; and conducting and defending FCPA investigations is also provided. The book identifies all major FCPA risk areas and presents thoughtful and practical advice on how companies can most effectively address these risks and, where appropriate, conduct credible investigations.

Co-author Robert W. Tarun, a former executive assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago and past regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has counseled and conducted sensitive investigations for multinational companies in more than 60 countries. Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” (commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense) and “Chambers USA,” he was named by “Best Lawyers in America©” as White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year in 2017 for San Francisco. Tarun, who taught White Collar Criminal Practice as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, is a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP in San Francisco.

Co-author Peter P. Tomczak has conducted sensitive investigations in more than 20 countries and counseled companies and their boards of directors on anti-corruption issues. After graduating first in his class from the University of Michigan Law School, he clerked for Vice Chancellor John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery. He is a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP in Chicago and serves on the steering committee of Baker & McKenzie’s North America Litigation and Government Enforcement practice group.

Title:                             “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook, Fifth Edition: A Practical Guide for Multinational Counsel, Transactional Lawyers and White-Collar Criminal Practitioners”
Publisher:                    ABA Book Publishing
Pages:                         1,216
Product Code:             1620756
ISBN:                            978-1-64105-048-7
Size:                              7x10, paperback
Price:                            $299.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or

What others have said about “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook, Fifth Edition”:

“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook is ridiculously good.” — John S. Siffert, founding partner, Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, New York

“This is a must-read for any lawyer handling FCPA matters. It is a comprehensive and well-written book by Bob Tarun, one of the country’s outstanding white-collar criminal lawyers.”— Robert S. Bennett, partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, Washington, DC

“Thanks to a first-rate mind and vast practical experience in the FCPA field, Peter Tomczak has become one of the foremost authorities sought out by sophisticated clients. “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook” is an indispensable asset for inside corporate counsel and law firm attorneys who want to be “on the top of their game” when facing the rough anti-corruption terrain. Like Peter, the handbook is exceptionally practical and deeply insightful at the same time.”—Vincent J. Connelly, Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Practice, Mayer Brown LLP Chicago

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Dean Pappas at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Dean Pappas, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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