Associate Professor Mike Koehler | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Associate Professor Mike Koehler

Koehler and Mukasey

Associate Professor Koehler with former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey at an FCPA event.  Mukasey is active in the FCPA reform movement and has cited Koehler's scholarship in his Congressional testimony and his other writings.

Professor Koehler is an internationally recognized expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He is frequently consulted by media to comment on this Act that has emerged as a top legal and compliance concern for companies doing business in the global marketplace. His blog, FCPA Professor, has an international following.

In Fall, 2013, Koehler began teaching Current Developments in American Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, one of the first law school courses in the nation specifically devoted to enforcement of and compliance with the statute. Read more.

Professional Engagement

Presenter, “Rethinking the Fight Against Bribery,” Transparency International – Canada Business Roundtable (May 28, 2015) (Toronto, Canada)

Presenter, “You Make the Call – Issue Spotting Bribery Risks,” Bennett Jones LLP (May 27, 2015) (Toronto, Canada)

Panelist, Fordham Law Review Symposium, “Regulating Corruption in America and Abroad,” Fordham University School of Law (March 6, 2015) (New York, NY), Presented Paper “The Uncomfortable Truths and Double Standards of Bribery Enforcement”

Panelist, Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium, “Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice,” Santa Clara University School of Law  (February 6, 2015) (Santa Clara, CA), Presented Paper “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Ripples”

Panelist, UC Davis Law Review Symposium, “Corruption and Compliance: Promoting Integrity in a Global Economy,” UC Davis School of Law (January 23, 2015) (Davis, CA), Presented Working Paper “Measuring the Impact of Non-Prosecution and Deferred Prosecution Agreements on FCPA Enforcement”

Guest Lecture, Strategic International Transactions Seminar, Michigan State University College of Law (October 8, 2014) ( via video)

Presenter, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era,” King & Spalding LLP, (October 2, 2014) (Washington, D.C.)

Panelist, ABA National Institute on International Regulation and Compliance:  FCPA, Economic Sanctions and Export Controls, “FCPA for Transactional, Business and Other Lawyers,” (October 1, 2014) (Washington, D.C.)

Presenter, “Bribery:  What is It, Who Decides, and How to Address It?,” Faculty Development Series and Guest Speaker, Business Law Seminar, Texas A&M University School of  Law, September, 17, 2014 (Fort Worth, TX)

Selected Research & Scholarship

“Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Ripples,” 3 American University Business Law Review 391 (2014)

“A Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Narrative,” 22 Michigan State International Law Review 961 (2014)

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act In a New Era,” Edward Elgar Publishers (2014)

“Ten Seldom Discussed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Facts That You Need to Know,” 10 BLOOMBERG BNA WHITE COLLAR CRIME REPORT 347 (May 1, 2015)

“How a Successful Football Organization Can Inform Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance in a Business Organization,” BLOOMBERG BNA WHITE COLLAR CRIME REPORT, Vol. 9, No. 18 (September 5, 2014)

Classes taught

International Business Transactions (Spring 2015)

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Fall 2014)

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