When looking for coverage for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) costs, the Directors and Officers (D&O) Policy is often the first stop. It appears to be the policy most applicable, because it defends against complaints of wrongdoing. However, to get significant protection from FCPA costs a D&O policy has to be significantly modified.
Just by the moniker, Directors and Officers Policy, you know that the coverage is intended to be limited to a collection of individuals running the entity, not the entity itself. The first modification to look for is “Side C” coverage or the equivalent language indicating that the entity will be covered in the case of FCPA matters.