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2017: What’s coming up?

2017: What’s coming up?

February 22, 2017, GIR

With enforcement agencies around the world ramping up the fight against economic crime, and a new, unpredictable US government, 2017 is set to be a tumultuous year. In December 2016 we invited six leading lawyers from the UK, Germany, the US and Hong Kong to give their predictions on what will be the big issues for investigations specialists over the coming 12 months.

Despite lawsuit, DOJ continues to withhold FCPA monitor candidate names

Despite lawsuit, DOJ continues to withhold FCPA monitor candidate names

February 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Unsuccessful candidates for the lucrative Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance oversight jobs have privacy interests that must be protected, the US Department of Justice has said.

FOIA response indicates few firms competed twice for FCPA monitorship positions

FOIA response indicates few firms competed twice for FCPA monitorship positions

February 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Nearly 30 law firms were considered for monitor positions overseeing companies that resolved Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations between 2009 and 2014, according to information provided by US Department of Justice.

The implications of the FCPA rush

The implications of the FCPA rush

February 01, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

There was an unprecedented rush of FCPA cases between the election of President Donald Trump and his inauguration. Just Anti-Corruption talks to lawyers about the implications of the dash to negotiate eleven corporate settlements in two months.

Criminal division chief short list includes former US attorney, Big Law partner

Criminal division chief short list includes former US attorney, Big Law partner

January 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Two former George W Bush-era Department of Justice officials are leading contenders to head the DOJ's criminal division, according to people familiar with the Donald Trump administration transition.

Transparency International splits with US affiliate after disagreement

Transparency International splits with US affiliate after disagreement

January 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Transparency International USA has confirmed it is no longer affiliated with Berlin-based anti-corruption organisation Transparency International due to a “fundamentally different strategy and approach to combatting bribery and corruption”.

Rise of multilateral corruption cases signals new era of advocacy

Rise of multilateral corruption cases signals new era of advocacy

January 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A rise in multilateral foreign bribery settlements is changing how lawyers defend their clients. Just Anti-Corruption explores how.

DOJ penalises Rolls-Royce's self-report failure in US$800 million multilateral resolution

DOJ penalises Rolls-Royce's self-report failure in US$800 million multilateral resolution

January 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice and UK's Serious Fraud Office divided up the foreign bribery investigation into Rolls-Royce, focusing their respective settlements with the British engineering company on different corruption schemes.

White-collar practitioners anticipate new push to amend the FCPA in 2017

White-collar practitioners anticipate new push to amend the FCPA in 2017

January 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers who spoke to Just Anti-Corruption about the year ahead said to look for a continued focus on corporate compliance, more coordinated settlements and individuals prosecutions, and potentially a new attempt to amend the 1977 foreign bribery statute.

Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

January 09, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, the head of the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, has announced her departure ahead of the inauguration of the president-elect Donald Trump, a spokesperson confirmed 6 January.

Jammed: The revolving door of the SEC’s FCPA unit

Jammed: The revolving door of the SEC’s FCPA unit

December 13, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

While prosecutors in the Justice Department’s FCPA unit regularly leave for lucrative roles in private practice, lawyers in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s parallel foreign bribery team tend to stay put. Just Anti-Corruption investigates why.

Special report: Meet the SEC’s foreign bribery attorneys

Special report: Meet the SEC’s foreign bribery attorneys

December 12, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Just Anti-Corruption is launching ‘Meet the SEC’s Foreign Bribery Attorneys’, which profiles every lawyer assigned to the securities regulator’s FCPA unit. We'll highlight the different regional offices in the coming days.