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DOJ compliance counsel frank on social media

May 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ fraud section's compliance counsel, Hui Chen, has been publishing forthright social media posts, and her views have been gaining attention.

Steel company investigating reported bribery allegations

May 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Brazilian steel producer Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) has said it’s in the final stages of investigating corruption allegations reported in local press in April.

Criminal division deputy hails significance of UK secondment as foreign bribery cooperation grows

Criminal division deputy hails significance of UK secondment as foreign bribery cooperation grows

May 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The secondment, which includes a one-year stint at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and a one-year stint at the Serious Fraud Office, will go to a current member of the Justice Department’s foreign bribery unit, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Labaton Sucharow expands whistleblower practice with three ex-SEC, DOJ hires

Labaton Sucharow expands whistleblower practice with three ex-SEC, DOJ hires

May 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Securities litigation firm Labaton Sucharow announced on 23 May it has hired former DOJ and SEC officials to bolster its whistleblower practice.

Multinationals failing to report misconduct to us, warns Brazilian prosecutor

Multinationals failing to report misconduct to us, warns Brazilian prosecutor

May 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Some multinationals are incorrectly deciding not to self-report possible bribery to Brazilian authorities just because the conduct predates the country’s 2014 anti-corruption law, a local prosecutor has warned.

DOJ official “surprised” by poll on DOJ’s compliance programme guidance

DOJ official “surprised” by poll on DOJ’s compliance programme guidance

May 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Pablo Quiñones, chief of the strategy, policy and training unit in the criminal division’s fraud section, was taken aback by the lack of compliance professionals at a conference who had read the DOJ’s recently released guidance on internal controls.

DOJ, SEC cutting staff numbers

DOJ, SEC cutting staff numbers

May 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ’s criminal division will receive a slight increase to its annual budget for fiscal year 2018, but it will still reduce staff numbers by 88.

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

May 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost two of its most experienced anti-corruption specialists, following several years of revenue losses, office closures and a firm-wide reorganisation effort.

Misonix hits back at Chinese distributor over FCPA contract dispute

Misonix hits back at Chinese distributor over FCPA contract dispute

May 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Misonix, a US medical device manufacturer, has defended its decision to terminate the contract of a Chinese distributor after discovering possible foreign bribery violations.

FCPA Docket: Mining company fires employees as part of corruption probe

FCPA Docket: Mining company fires employees as part of corruption probe

May 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, Peruvian construction company takes a financial hit over its alleged connection to Odebrecht’s corruption scandal, and mining firm Anglogold Ashanti reports it fired several employees in 2016 over corruption investigations.