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Supreme Court justices struggle with SEC’s use of disgorgement

Supreme Court justices struggle with SEC’s use of disgorgement

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC walked a tightrope trying to distinguish disgorgement from forfeiture and civil penalties before the US Supreme Court today, as justices grilled the regulator’s counsel on what set the enforcement tool apart.

DOJ picks Odebrecht and Embraer monitors

DOJ picks Odebrecht and Embraer monitors

April 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has chosen two veterans of its criminal fraud section to serve as monitors to Odebrecht and Embraer, including a former chief of the section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.

DOJ accelerating FCPA monitor selection process

DOJ accelerating FCPA monitor selection process

April 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Companies reaching Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements involving monitors must now provide the US Department of Justice with a pool of three candidates on an expedited basis, a department spokesperson has confirmed.

DOJ turning screw on companies that don't follow DPA terms

DOJ turning screw on companies that don't follow DPA terms

April 04, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Three companies have now faced recent scrutiny from the DOJ for failing to meet the terms of their foreign bribery DPAs.

Siemens’s monitor reports would provide roadmap for competitors, court rules

Siemens’s monitor reports would provide roadmap for competitors, court rules

April 03, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The release of reports by an independent monitor who oversaw compliance reforms at Siemens following a 2008 foreign bribery settlement would cause the German engineering company competitive harm, a federal judge in Washington, DC has ruled.

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

March 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates the effect of the FCPA pilot programme since it was introduced in April 2016, by talking to defence lawyers who worked on recent settlements and analysing the data behind the cases.

GCs welcome new compliance guidance, but question FCPA pilot programme

GCs welcome new compliance guidance, but question FCPA pilot programme

March 09, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

General counsel from a number of large multinational companies gave their verdict on the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot programme and new guidance on corporate compliance, during a white-collar conference in Miami.

Why a Manhattan court erred in Magyar Telekom jurisdiction ruling

Why a Manhattan court erred in Magyar Telekom jurisdiction ruling

March 03, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Miller & Chevalier lawyers Laura Ferguson and Amelia Hairston-Porter argue why a Manhattan federal court incorrectly ruled that the SEC has jurisdiction over former Magyar Telekom executives charged with foreign bribery.

Former telecoms executives move to block decade-old interview memoranda from FCPA trial

Former telecoms executives move to block decade-old interview memoranda from FCPA trial

February 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Two former Magyar Telekom executives facing trial over civil FCPA charges are fighting to block the SEC from using as evidence interview memoranda produced by White & Case lawyers over 10 years ago during an internal investigation.

DOJ quietly releases compliance guidance, but stops short of offering concrete benchmarks

DOJ quietly releases compliance guidance, but stops short of offering concrete benchmarks

February 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers say that the DOJ’s new guidance contains common sense principles that companies are probably already considering in their compliance programmes.