R. Christopher Cook


  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    Editor: Please briefly describe your practice involving both foreign and domestic corporations in relation to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") has reached historically high numbers in the United States. That law prohibits United States persons and corporations from making corrupt payments to foreign government and political party officials. Other countries also are rapidly increasing the investigation and prosecution of corrupt payments....
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    On January 12, 2005, the Supreme Court in United States v. Booker, 125 S.Ct. 738, 2005 U.S. LEXIS 628 (2005) announced that the Federal Sentencing Guidelines would no longer require judges to impose sentences within a narrow range as had been the case for the last 20 years. Rather, the guidelines are now advisory. Under Booker , trial judges are required to...