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Latin America

Latin America presents a dynamic set of business opportunities for companies operating there. Foreign direct investment in countries like Brazil and Mexico is fueling dramatic growth. The region’s proximity to the United States makes its markets especially attractive. The region also presents unique challenges. While some countries are making notable progress toward curbing institutionalized corruption, companies operating in the region must still be vigilant in minimizing FCPA and other associated risks.

Matteson Ellis Law, PLLC focuses on anti-corruption compliance issues in Latin America. Mr. Ellis has spent several years living and working in the region for a Fortune 50 multinational corporation and a government ethics watchdog group. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He regularly speaks on corruption matters throughout the Americas and has advised the Inter-American Development Bank’s Office of Institutional Integrity on preventing fraud and corruption in development lending. He is Editor of the FCPAméricas Blog.

The firm benefits from convenient access to Latin America from its Texas office.

For commentary on Latin America and corruption issues, visit the FCPAméricas Blog.


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