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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Corporate Philanthropy: Rethinking the Regulations

by Francesca Pisano

Jan 1, 1979

This paper analyzes the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") to international corporate charity. It shows how the FCPA's ambiguous nature has the unfortunate effect of being both over- and under-inclusive, discouraging bona fide charity while at the same time failing to capture corrupt donations.