Does The SEC Even Need A Specific FCPA Unit? – FCPA Professor

The small percentage of FCPA enforcement actions as a total of overall SEC enforcement actions in FY2023 was not an aberration.

In FY2022, FCPA enforcement actions comprised just 1% of the SEC’s overall enforcement actions; in FY2021, FCPA enforcement actions comprised just 1% of the SEC’s overall enforcement actions; in FY2020 FCPA enforcement actions comprised just 2% of the SEC’s overall enforcement actions; in FY2019 FCPA enforcement actions comprised just 3% of the SEC’s overall enforcement actions; in FY2018 FCPA enforcement action comprised just 3% of the SEC’s overall enforcement actions; and in FY2017 FCPA enforcement actions comprised just 4% of the SEC’s overall enforcement actions.

In short, based on the SEC’s own data, FCPA enforcement actions comprise a minuscule percentage of its overall enforcement actions.

What happens in those enforcement actions is also relevant in addressing the question of whether the SEC really even needs a specific FCPA unit.

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