Kara Novaco Brockmeyer Named Chief of FCPA Unit

September 27, 2011

The SEC named Kara Novaco Brockmeyer as Chief of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, which focuses on violations of the anti-bribery provisions of the federal securities laws.  Ms. Brockmeyer has been serving as an Assistant Director in the SEC’s Enforcement Division and supervising a number of complex investigations involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  That law prohibits U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials to obtain government contracts and other business.

Ms. Brockmeyer has served as the co-head of the Division’s Cross Border Working Group, a proactive risk-based initiative focusing on U.S. companies with substantial foreign operations.  She joined the SEC in 2000 following several years in private practice. She started supervising investigations in 2002 and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2005.

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