Matthew J. Feeley, a shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Litigation Section, offered practical advice on balancing the pressures of developing business in China with ensuring compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in a January 12, 2012 article published by Corporate Counsel magazine.

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As "From the Experts: Complying with the FCPA, Staying Competitive in China," explains, "U.S. companies wishing to operate in the Chinese marketplace must design and implement an effective FCPA compliance program addressing the provision of gifts and other hospitality customs."

More from Feeley: "Wal-Mart Discloses an Internal Inquiry," The New York Times.

In addition to outlining the gift-giving culture of Chinese business and the FCPA's definition of "foreign official," Feeley outlines how to design an FCPA compliance program for China.