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Between Impunity and ImperialismThe Regulation of Transnational Bribery$
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Kevin E. Davis

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190070809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190070809.001.0001

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The Birth of Modern Transnational Bribery Law

The Birth of Modern Transnational Bribery Law

(p.31) 3 The Birth of Modern Transnational Bribery Law
Between Impunity and Imperialism

Kevin E. Davis

Oxford University Press

This chapter traces the development of modern transnational bribery law in the United States. After a brief discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Oscanyan v. Arms Co., it traces the evolution of domestic anti-bribery law in the United States through the twentieth century. It then discusses the Watergate investigation and scandals involving companies such as Lockheed and United Brands that led to enactment of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. The historical record sheds light on the moral and economic motivations behind this landmark legislation. Subsequent amendments to the FCPA and related statutes, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, are also discussed.

Keywords:   FCPA, Lockheed, Oscanyan v. Arms, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, United Brands, Watergate

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