How Clayton's SEC is Likely to View the FCPA

The FCPA Blog
4 minute read | January.19.2017

In the days following President-elect Donald Trump's announcement of his intention to nominate Sullivan & Cromwell partner Jay Clayton as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, countless observers have opined on how the SEC's priorities may change in the upcoming administration.

One area of speculation involves the SEC's role in FCPA enforcement, which, in recent years, has become a top priority for the agency. Can companies subject to the FCPA now let down their guard and perhaps not worry so much about compliance?