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Conference Coverage

Stokes: Informal information sharing is how cases are made

Stokes: Informal information sharing is how cases are made

April 25, 2017, GIR

Patrick Stokes, a former head of the fraud section’s FCPA unit, said many cases US authorities bring are built on the significant rise in informal cooperation between foreign enforcers.

Beneficial ownership under the spotlight in DOJ investigations

Beneficial ownership under the spotlight in DOJ investigations

March 13, 2017, GIR

US enforcers will take a “very hard look” at financial institutions’ compliance with a Treasury Department customer due diligence rule in future investigations, says the DOJ’s acting criminal division chief.

ZTE used lawyers as “a mouthpiece to lie”

March 09, 2017, GIR

The US Commerce Department's decision to bar ZTE from accessing the US market was a turning point in the investigation of the Chinese company, which had consistently provided false information to its external counsel and to government investigators in earlier stages of the probe, a US official says.

DOJ Criminal Division deputy: we’re good at cross-pollinating across sections

DOJ Criminal Division deputy: we’re good at cross-pollinating across sections

March 09, 2017, GIR

If a section within the DOJ's criminal division issues new guidance, it applies to the entire division, the acting deputy chief for the division said.

GIR Live DC: data leaks and the DOJ pilot programme

GIR Live DC: data leaks and the DOJ pilot programme

February 21, 2017, GIR

Companies may be able to qualify for credit under the DOJ’s one-year pilot programme, even if they do not voluntary self-disclose wrongdoing to the authority, said panellists at GIR’s second annual Washington, DC conference.

GIR Live DC: UK/US conflicts, deleting documents and handling stolen information

GIR Live DC: UK/US conflicts, deleting documents and handling stolen information

February 17, 2017, GIR

Rebecca Rohr, the former second-in-command in the DOJ’s fraud section, says the SFO and DOJ often have conflicts over which authority will take the lead in an investigation.

GIR Live DC: VimpelCom, Karimova and the importance of international cooperation

GIR Live DC: VimpelCom, Karimova and the importance of international cooperation

February 16, 2017, GIR

Dutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout said that VimpelCom’s extensive cooperation helped the Amsterdam-based telecoms company secure its US$397.5 million settlement with Dutch authorities.

David Green: Rolls-Royce deserved DPA despite not self-reporting

David Green: Rolls-Royce deserved DPA despite not self-reporting

January 20, 2017, GIR

Exemplary cooperation put Rolls-Royce in the same position as a company that has self-reported, says David Green QC, head of the SFO.

Mark Steward: There will be no return to light-touch regulation

Mark Steward: There will be no return to light-touch regulation

January 19, 2017, GIR

The FCA’s head of enforcement, Mark Steward, has defended the agency’s enforcement record and said it had not “gone soft”, despite a reduction in the number of fines issued by the regulator.

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at GIR Live DC

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at GIR Live DC

January 04, 2017, GIR

Dutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC, on 16 February.