Anti-bribery laws prohibit a broad range of corrupt activities. Many people incorrectly assume these laws only deal with cash bribes paid to government officials. But Yale’s daily activities both on campus and abroad could implicate both the U.S. and another country’s anti-bribery laws, often in unexpected ways. For example, providing a gift when visiting a foreign country could violate the relevant U.S. law (the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or “FCPA”).
Contact the Office of the General Counsel for assistance with structuring activities that involve non-U.S. participants to comply with the FCPA and other countries’ anti-bribery laws.