Thank you for making FCPA Professor a part of your day in 2012.

The year consisted of 264 posts.

An FCPA commentator recently stated (here) as follows.  “Bad information is often worse than no information.  There is a tremendous amount of noise in the discussion around FCPA.  Not only noise, but anti-signal.  That is, not just bad information, but information that is contrary to fact.”

I agree and I thus appreciate the trust and confidence you place in me every day by visiting FCPA Professor.

I may not be the first to report on an enforcement action or other development.  However, you can have confidence that I have actually read the relevant original source documents before reporting and discussing an issue.

You can also have confidence that my posts and other writings are informed by the following information and experience:  (1) having read and analyzed the FCPA’s entire legislative history; (2) having read and analyzed every FCPA enforcement action brought by the DOJ and/or SEC; (3) having read and analyzed every FCPA judicial decision; and (4) approximately ten years of FCPA practice experience during which I conducted FCPA internal investigations around the world, negotiated resolutions to FCPA enforcement actions with government enforcement agencies, and advised clients on FCPA compliance and risk assessment.

A goal of FCPA Professor has always been to provide a forum for analysis and discussion of the FCPA and related topics.  Of the 264 posts in 2012, approximately 35 were guest posts.  Guest contributors included the Africa Sting jury foreman, a former Attorney General, law students and academics, practitioners and compliance professionals from around the world.  If you have something unique to say about the FCPA or FCPA enforcement, please consider making your voice heard on FCPA Professor in 2013.

Thank you for reading FCPA Professor in 2012 and I look forward to your readership and participation in 2013.