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Defence lawyers grappling with interview problems after Yates Memo

Defence lawyers grappling with interview problems after Yates Memo

May 03, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Companies must consider whether there is an ethical obligation to provide employees with legal representation in light of the DOJ’s refocus on individual liability, a Baker & McKenzie lawyer said on 2 May.

Wells Fargo anti-bribery chief: pilot programme means 120 per cent cooperation required

Wells Fargo anti-bribery chief: pilot programme means 120 per cent cooperation required

April 29, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Wells Fargo’s anti-bribery chief, who recently called on the DOJ to offer clearer guidance on how it evaluates corporate compliance programmes, has said businesses will need to ratchet up their internal controls as a result of the FCPA pilot programme.

GIR Live London: middle management targeted by new FCA regime

GIR Live London: middle management targeted by new FCA regime

April 29, 2016, GIR

The FCA’s new scheme to hold senior managers to account for financial misconduct will affect the middle management of banks more than senior managers, a former official from the agency says.

GIR Live London: disclosing first accounts could waive privilege, says Standard Bank QC

GIR Live London: disclosing first accounts could waive privilege, says Standard Bank QC

April 28, 2016, GIR

Lawyers for Standard Bank deliberately kept all references of witness interviews out of the internal investigation report presented to the SFO, Nicholas Purnell QC said at GIR Live London on Thursday.

GIR Live London: FCA won't delegate investigations

GIR Live London: FCA won't delegate investigations

April 28, 2016, GIR

The FCA will never view internal investigations as a substitute for its own inquiries, says the regulator’s director of investigations, Jamie Symington.

Judge Rakoff: DOJ compliance requirements aren’t working

Judge Rakoff: DOJ compliance requirements aren’t working

April 08, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Federal judge Jed Rakoff clashed with Leslie Caldwell, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, over the effectiveness of remediation and compliance requirements placed on companies in corporate settlements.

FCA’s director of investigations to speak at GIR Live London

FCA’s director of investigations to speak at GIR Live London

March 18, 2016, GIR

The FCA's Jamie Symington will deliver the keynote at the second annual GIR Live London conference on 28 April, where participants will explore the seminal issues affecting UK investigations.

Yates Memo has changed the dynamic of internal investigations

Yates Memo has changed the dynamic of internal investigations

March 07, 2016, GIR

The DOJ’s pursuit of individual liability for corporate wrongdoing is causing the boards of non-US companies to think twice when deciding whether to self-disclose, the co-chair of Quinn Emanuel’s white-collar practice said at an ABA conference on 3 March.

DOJ warns companies against recent declination tactic

DOJ warns companies against recent declination tactic

March 07, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department is concerned that companies are at times trying to resolve foreign bribery cases with local authorities in other countries, rather than with DOJ prosecutors, to stave off enforcement action in the US.

International cooperation at the heart of major DOJ cases

International cooperation at the heart of major DOJ cases

March 04, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Leslie Caldwell says the Justice Department is increasingly relying on foreign prosecutors and authorities to help pursue FCPA cases that could never have been brought in the past.