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Weissmann: DOJ to publish compliance questions

Weissmann: DOJ to publish compliance questions

The Justice Department will soon publish a list of questions that companies can expect to be asked when being assessed by the criminal division fraud section’s new compliance consultant, Andrew Weissmann said at GIR Live DC on 9 February.

Don’t pay attention to last year’s FCPA enforcement drop, says new Baker Botts partner

Don’t pay attention to last year’s FCPA enforcement drop, says new Baker Botts partner

The number of companies reporting potential FCPA violations is a better indicator of the government’s investigative activity than the number and size of Justice Department resolutions, Amy Conway-Hatcher said following her move to Baker Botts.

  • Supreme Court of Canada looks to balance World Bank immunity, due process concerns

    Supreme Court of Canada looks to balance World Bank immunity, due process concerns

    Federal prosecutors fear Canada may lose ground in its pursuit of foreign bribery if the World Bank is ordered to turn over documents from its investigation into Canadian construction company SNC-Lavalin, according to a newly released transcript of a hearing before the country’s Supreme Court in November.

  • The FCPA Docket

    In the latest round-up of FCPA news, US Democrats seek to instigate a foreign bribery probe into British American Tobacco, and a Manhattan judge denies a diplomatic immunity claim by a suspended deputy UN ambassador accused of helping to bribe a former General Assembly president.

  • Weissmann: Fraud Section will work to ‘fast-track’ self-reported FCPA cases

    The Department of Justice will use newly hired prosecutors to expedite cases of self-reported foreign bribery, the Criminal Division’s Andrew Weissmann said in an interview in advance of his appearance on Tuesday, 9 February at GIR Live DC.

  • SciClone Pharmaceuticals pays $12 million to settle five-year FCPA probe

    The SEC on 4 February announced a $12 million administrative settlement with California-based SciClone Pharmaceuticals over allegations the company’s subsidiaries paid bribes to state-employed health care professionals in China.

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Garcia judge casts cold eye at FCPA, but embraces white-collar deterrence

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of the Northern District of California is, in his own words, “not a great fan” of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Rudy Giuliani says FCPA enforcement too focused on 'technicalities'

In an interview with GIR Just Anti-Corruption, the former New York City mayor said corporate America had gotten the message with respect to bribing foreign officials and should be treated fairly when they discover potential misconduct.

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