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Fall 2023

5397 FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) - KOEHLER- 26310

Professor(s): Mike Koehler (VISITING)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: AsynchDistanceEd    Location:  

Course Outline: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a top legal and compliance concern for business organizations – both public and private and across a variety of industry sectors – doing business in the global marketplace.
This online course is an in-depth study of the FCPA, FCPA enforcement, FCPA compliance, and related legal and policy issues. You will learn of the FCPA’s modern era and in doing so will dissect legal authority such as the FCPA statutory text, legislative history and judicial decisions as well as non-legal sources of information such as resolved FCPA enforcement actions and enforcement agency guidance.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Asynchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. Any assessment for the course, such as a final examination or a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.


This course is Asynchronous. Each week during the semester, students will receive an e-mail by 5 p.m. on Sunday with reading assignments, assigned lectures, and discussion questions that will be due the following Sunday by 5 p.m. As indicated below, timely completion of the weekly discussion questions (as well as quality of answers) is a meaningful portion of the final grade.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: "Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Related Laws" Mike Koehler (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018); ISBN:978-1788973571

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