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DOJ tries to dispel ‘myth’ that white-collar crime is no longer priority

DOJ tries to dispel ‘myth’ that white-collar crime is no longer priority

April 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

At a conference dedicated to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act packed with white-collar crime defence lawyers and in-house counsel, the top-ranking political appointee in the DOJ criminal division spent the first part of his keynote speech talking about violent crime.

Fraud section policy official tempers significance of compliance counsel

Fraud section policy official tempers significance of compliance counsel

April 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Pablo Quiñones, a policy official in the DOJ’s criminal division, has emphasised that the department’s prosecutors, not Hui Chen, ultimately decide how to evaluate compliance programmes when bringing an enforcement action.

DOJ could encourage more voluntary disclosure, McFadden says

DOJ could encourage more voluntary disclosure, McFadden says

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The Department of Justice is reviewing whether its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot programme can be tweaked to encourage more self-reporting, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general Trevor McFadden said in a speech.

SEC announces FCPA unit chief’s departure

SEC announces FCPA unit chief’s departure

April 04, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Kara Brockmeyer, the chief of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, will depart the agency later this month, the regulator announced on 4 April.

Senate banking committee passes SEC nominee Clayton, who pledges to enforce FCPA

Senate banking committee passes SEC nominee Clayton, who pledges to enforce FCPA

April 04, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Senate banking committee has approved SEC chair nominee Jay Clayton, who says he supports international coordinated efforts to combat foreign bribery.

Tone at the top is not enough, say FCPA unit chiefs

Tone at the top is not enough, say FCPA unit chiefs

March 29, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

US government officials have said that when assessing company culture as part of an FCPA investigation, they are looking for much more than just “tone at the top.”

Senators hammer Trump's SEC pick on conflicts, but go soft on FCPA views

Senators hammer Trump's SEC pick on conflicts, but go soft on FCPA views

March 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

President Donald Trump’s nominee for SEC chair, Jay Clayton, downplayed conflict concerns, highlighted the importance of individual accountability, and avoided meaningful talk about the FCPA, during his confirmation hearing.

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.