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FCPA pilot programme will continue past April, says acting criminal division chief

FCPA pilot programme will continue past April, says acting criminal division chief

March 10, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The acting assistant attorney general of the criminal division on 10 March said the US Department of Justice was still deciding whether to renew its one-year Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot programme, but that the self-reporting scheme would continue in the meantime.

FCPA Docket: Rex Tillerson stands up to Trump on foreign bribery enforcement

FCPA Docket: Rex Tillerson stands up to Trump on foreign bribery enforcement

March 10, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the secretary of state reportedly defends the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Ninth Circuit rules on whether employees who report misconduct internally are protected by Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions.

New criminal division deputy stresses ‘continuity’ in FCPA enforcement

New criminal division deputy stresses ‘continuity’ in FCPA enforcement

February 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Trump administration appointee Trevor McFadden sought to ease uncertainty around the future of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.

Remarks by DAAG Trevor McFadden at GIR Live DC

Remarks by DAAG Trevor McFadden at GIR Live DC

February 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The Criminal Division deputy overseeing the fraud section and its FCPA unit made his first public remarks since his appointment in January.

FCPA Docket: Trump nominates three top DOJ officials

FCPA Docket: Trump nominates three top DOJ officials

February 01, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news round-up, President Donald Trump nominates the current US attorney in Maryland to serve as second-in-command of the US Department of Justice, and Republicans in Congress move to dismantle an anti-graft rule.

Miller & Chevalier senior associate is final FCPA unit hire before Trump takeover

Miller & Chevalier senior associate is final FCPA unit hire before Trump takeover

January 27, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice’s criminal division has hired a former senior associate of Miller & Chevalier to serve as the newest addition to its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.

Bush-era legal policy lawyer in line for DOJ No.3 role

Bush-era legal policy lawyer in line for DOJ No.3 role

January 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Rachel Brand, who served as an assistant attorney general for legal policy during the George W Bush administration, is expected to become the associate attorney general at the US Department of Justice.

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.

Jeff Sessions promises to enforce the FCPA if confirmed as attorney general

Jeff Sessions promises to enforce the FCPA if confirmed as attorney general

January 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the nominee to lead the US Department of Justice, has moved to distance himself from comments by President Donald Trump that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is a “horrible law”.

Baker McKenzie partner to oversee criminal division fraud section

Baker McKenzie partner to oversee criminal division fraud section

January 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A former federal prosecutor and Baker McKenzie partner has been appointed a deputy assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, where he will oversee the fraud and appellate sections.

Criminal division deputy leaves DOJ

Criminal division deputy leaves DOJ

January 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Sung-Hee Suh, a deputy assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, has left the agency, a spokesperson confirmed on 13 January.

Sessions voices support for Yates Memo-type approach to corporate prosecutions

Sessions voices support for Yates Memo-type approach to corporate prosecutions

January 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The confirmation hearings of US attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions dealt largely with his civil rights record. But the senator and former US attorney for Southern District of Alabama did offer one small insight into what his approach to white-collar and corporate prosecutions might be.