June 01, 2018

New ABA book offers guidelines for effective anti-bribery compliance program for business

CHICAGO, June 1, 2018 — In today’s corporate global landscape, it is necessary for multinational companies to implement anti-corruption policies and programs that are compliant and mitigate risks. A newly released book titled “Designing an Effective Anti-Bribery Compliance Program: A Practical Guide for Business” by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, integrates the critical factors that require consideration in designing and implementing an effective anti-bribery compliance program. The book provides a practical framework that is invaluable in almost any legal setting.

This tightly written guidebook takes into account the official guidance and enforcement actions of the United States and the United Kingdom as well as other legal regimes and guidance issued by respected international organizations. It has a general application and useful guidance for whatever jurisdictions may be involved.

In implementing an effective anti-bribery compliance program, the book provides insights on:

  • Identifying and understanding the critical components
  • Creating a roadmap for implementation
  • Designing effective policies and procedures
  • Harmonizing polices to accommodate multiple legal regimes
  • Establishing the role of senior management
  • Developing practical training
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of a compliance program
  • Undertaking relevant risk management
  • Conducting meaningful due diligence
  • Drafting effective compliance provisions in legal agreements


The highly practical appendices include a checklist of key components of an effective compliance program and sample compliance provisions for third-party agreements.

About the author: Stuart H. Deming is a former prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. He has years of practical experience in both the public and private sectors. Deming is the author of the Oxford University Press book, “Anti-Bribery Laws in Common Law Jurisdictions”; co-author of the best-selling ABA book, “The FCPA and UK Bribery Act: A Ready Reference for Business”; and author of best-selling ABA book, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New International Norms.”  

Title:                “Designing an Effective Anti-Bribery Compliance Program: A Practical Guide for Business
Publisher:        Business Law Section
Pages:              180
Product Code: 
5070756
ISBN:                978-1-64105-126-2
Size:                 6 x 9
Binding:            Paperback
Price:                $89.95
Orders:             800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

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

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