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FCPA Counsel Tracker: the firms behind the latest cases

February 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Just Anti-Corruption has updated the FCPA Counsel Tracker to include counsel and other details from the latest foreign bribery settlements, declinations and live cases.

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.

Lennox’s internal FCPA probe spreads to Poland

Lennox’s internal FCPA probe spreads to Poland

February 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lennox International, the heating and air conditioning product manufacturing company that in October voluntarily disclosed to US authorities a suspect US$475 payment in Russia, has now expanded its internal investigation to operations in Poland.

US rejects Venezuelan state oil company’s victim claim in FCPA case

US rejects Venezuelan state oil company’s victim claim in FCPA case

February 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has argued that a subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is not a victim of a bribery scheme because it was complicit in the wrongdoing.

Engineering company reports internal Brazilian bribery probe to DOJ

Engineering company reports internal Brazilian bribery probe to DOJ

February 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

McDermott International, a US engineering company, has said it has voluntarily contacted the DOJ about an internal investigation tied to allegations made by a former employee at Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, Petrobras.

FCPA Docket: Austria gives greenlight for Firtash extradition

FCPA Docket: Austria gives greenlight for Firtash extradition

February 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, an Austrian appeals court has granted a request by US authorities to extradite Ukrainian billionaire Dmitry Firtash on corruption charges, and Sidley Austin hires a former SEC director.

GIR Live DC – in pictures

GIR Live DC – in pictures

February 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Photos from GIR Live DC, which was chaired by Kathryn Atkinson at Miller & Chevalier and Laurence Urgenson at Mayer Brown and held on 16 February at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.

Dutch Vimpelcom prosecutor: If US says it has jurisdiction, we don't argue

Dutch Vimpelcom prosecutor: If US says it has jurisdiction, we don't argue

February 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Miranda Van Turennout made the comments at a panel discussion at GIR Live DC on 16 February which also featured top DOJ anti-kleptocracy prosecutor Mary Butler, WilmerHale's Kimberly Parker and KPMG's Teresa Pesce.

Compliance counsel has been 'very helpful' to fraud section, McFadden says

Compliance counsel has been 'very helpful' to fraud section, McFadden says

February 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Trevor McFadden made the comment and other observations in written answers to questions posed by Just Anti-Corruption after his keynote speech at GIR Live DC.

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.

Prosecutor explains to judge why foreign officials can’t be charged under FCPA

Prosecutor explains to judge why foreign officials can’t be charged under FCPA

February 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A McAllen, Texas, federal judge wrestled with some of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s finer details during the sentencing of an aviation industry businessman in February, a reminder that many judges and juries have trouble understanding the anti-bribery law.