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Why is Houston the ‘Epicenter’ for Foreign Bribery Investigations?

Back in 1977, Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It stipulates companies can be held liable for unethical actions like bribery conducted by a foreign subsidiary or a contractor. Tom Fox, an attorney who specializes in corporate compliance with the FCPA, says Houston is at “the epicenter of the FCPA enforcement world.” We talk […]

Back in 1977, Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It stipulates companies can be held liable for unethical actions like bribery conducted by a foreign subsidiary or a contractor. Tom Fox, an attorney who specializes in corporate compliance with the FCPA, says Houston is at “the epicenter of the FCPA enforcement world.”

We talk with Fox about the law and why there have been so many investigations related to it with connections to Greater Houston.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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