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World Bank picks new anti-corruption unit chief

April 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The World Bank’s chief suspensions and debarment officer, Pascale Dubois, is switching roles to serve as the new head of the bank’s anti-corruption investigative team, known as the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT).

Miller & Chevalier grows white-collar practice with two-time monitor

April 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Preston Pugh, who has previously served on two monitorships, has joined Miller & Chevalier as a partner in Washington, DC.

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.

US medical device companies move to crush Brazilian corruption lawsuit

US medical device companies move to crush Brazilian corruption lawsuit

April 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Three US medical device manufacturers have asked a federal court in Delaware to quash a lawsuit by a Brazilian insurers association that accuses the companies of participating in a far-reaching scheme to bribe doctors in Brazil, dubbed the "Prosthetic Mafia".

PAR Technology FCPA investigation raises concerns about “upper management”

PAR Technology FCPA investigation raises concerns about “upper management”

April 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Retail services company PAR Technology has found that certain senior managers either knew or should have known about potential FCPA violations at the company’s Asian offices, according to its latest securities filing.

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 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.

Davis Polk's Raul Yanes joins Morgan Stanley

Davis Polk's Raul Yanes joins Morgan Stanley

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Raul Yanes, who was head of litigation in the firm's Washington office, will become the financial services firm's new chief compliance officer.

US judge approves reduced penalty for Odebrecht

US judge approves reduced penalty for Odebrecht

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department has agreed that the Brazilian construction company would be unable to pay the full penalty imposed as part of its global foreign bribery settlement in December.