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Mixed signals to companies came out of the U.S. last year. FCPA enforcement is at an all-time high, and the DOJ Antitrust Division continues to coordinate across borders, while the DOJ National Security Division enforces U.S. sanctions on non-U.S. companies without notable cross-border cooperation. The DOJ Criminal and Antitrust Divisions are giving companies more incentive than ever to beef up compliance efforts and cooperate with government investigations, while a U.S. court has signalled that such cooperation may infringe on individuals’ rights. Companies should invest in robust compliance, prioritize early disclosure of potential problems to U.S. authorities, and know that the long arm of U.S. sanctions can and will follow them across increasingly attenuated connections to the U.S.

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