• In 2004, the DOJ collected about $11 million in criminal fines. In 2009 and 2010 combined, the DOJ collected nearly $2 billion in criminal fines.

  • The FBI has trained a special investigative unit for FCPA violations.

  • FCPA enforcement officials currently have more than 150 criminal and 80 civil investigations underway.

  • New FCPA whistleblower provisions increase risks.

  • In 2010, 52 individual businesspeople were indicted, sentenced, or convicted and are awaiting sentencing for FCPA violations.

  • Enforcement officials resolved 6 FCPA enforcement actions in 2002. In 2010, they resolved 71.

  • In 2010 alone, five FCPA settlements exceeded $100 million.

  • The amount of FCPA penalties tripled between 2009 and 2010.

  • Individuals are facing significant FCPA fines and jail time for authorizing improper payments.

  • FCPA actions are increasingly brought against small and medium-sized companies as well as high-profile multinational corporations.


Matteson Ellis Law, PLLC provides a broad range of FCPA and international anti-corruption compliance services. We advise companies of all sizes, including foreign and U.S. multinational and publicly-traded corporations, mid-sized privately owned companies, and start-ups entering foreign markets for the first time. We also advise U.S. individuals doing business abroad and foreign individuals doing business in the United States. We work directly with company executives, in-house counsel, and compliance officers to develop comprehensive FCPA solutions. Our services include:

Compliance Programs
Legal Analysis
Internal Investigations
Due Diligence
Compliance Audits

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