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Las Vegas Sands reaches NPA with DOJ nine months after SEC settlement

Las Vegas Sands reaches NPA with DOJ nine months after SEC settlement

Las Vegas Sands, the casino company founded by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, reached a US$6.96 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement with the US Department of Justice on the eve of the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump.

Transparency International suspends US chapter

Transparency International suspends US chapter

Transparency International has suspended its US chapter Transparency International USA, an affiliate organisation backed by prominent white-collar defence lawyers.

Ex-FCPA unit chief: Whistleblower lawyers using more sophisticated techniques

Ex-FCPA unit chief: Whistleblower lawyers using more sophisticated techniques

Former federal prosecutors who have become defence lawyers are using their relationships with ex-government colleagues to speed up investigations into their whistleblower client’s allegations, an ex-senior DOJ official has said.

FCPA Docket: Companies facing repercussions post-foreign bribery settlements

FCPA Docket: Companies facing repercussions post-foreign bribery settlements

In the latest news, Colombia wants to remove construction company Odebrecht from the country; Thai Airways announces an investigation into bribery following corruption allegations tied to Rolls-Royce; and life sciences company Bio-Rad wants to introduce the internet search history of its former general counsel in an ongoing whistleblower trial.

SEC secures admission from Orthofix after repeat FCPA violations

In a rare move, the US Securities and Exchange Commission obtained an admission of wrongdoing from Orthofix, a medical device company, in a foreign bribery settlement that did not involve parallel criminal charges.

Senior DOJ official returns to Akin Gump

Raphael Prober, an expert in congressional investigations, has returned to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld after working in the US Department of Justice’s deputy attorney general’s office, the firm announced on 17 January.

Former Pfizer in-house lawyer joins DLA Piper

Louis Ramos, a former assistant US attorney and in-house lawyer at Pfizer, has joined DLA Piper in Washington, DC.

McDonnell ruling becomes flashpoint for FCPA charges against Macao businessman

A Macao businessman and the US Department of Justice are at odds over whether the Supreme Court’s ruling in McDonnell v US, which curtailed expansive interpretations of the US’s federal bribery statute, should also apply to foreign bribery.

DOJ penalises Rolls-Royce's self-report failure in US$800 million multilateral resolution

The US Department of Justice and UK's Serious Fraud Office divided up the foreign bribery investigation into Rolls-Royce, focusing their respective settlements with the British engineering company on different corruption schemes.

FCPA Docket: Supreme Court to rule on SEC disgorgement time limit

In today’s news round-up, the Supreme Court says it will look at whether a five-year statute of limitations in SEC cases should apply to disgorgement, and Odebrecht continues to deal with the fallout from its multilateral foreign bribery settlement.

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White-collar practitioners anticipate new push to amend the FCPA in 2017

White-collar practitioners anticipate new push to amend the FCPA in 2017

Lawyers who spoke to Just Anti-Corruption about the year ahead said to look for a continued focus on corporate compliance, more coordinated settlements and individuals prosecutions, and potentially a new attempt to amend the 1977 foreign bribery statute.

Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, the head of the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, has announced her departure ahead of the inauguration of the president-elect Donald Trump, a spokesperson confirmed 6 January.

  • Jammed: The revolving door of the SEC’s FCPA unit

    Jammed: The revolving door of the SEC’s FCPA unit

    While prosecutors in the Justice Department’s FCPA unit regularly leave for lucrative roles in private practice, lawyers in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s parallel foreign bribery team tend to stay put. Just Anti-Corruption investigates why.

  • Special report: Meet the SEC’s foreign bribery attorneys

    Just Anti-Corruption is launching ‘Meet the SEC’s Foreign Bribery Attorneys’, which profiles every lawyer assigned to the securities regulator’s FCPA unit. We'll highlight the different regional offices in the coming days.

  • Just Anti-Corruption sues DOJ for names of FCPA monitor candidates

    Just Anti-Corruption is suing the US Department of Justice for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information about the vetting and selection of private-sector lawyers to serve in lucrative, government mandated monitorships.

  • 10 key talking points from the FCPA conference

    Just Anti-Corruption looks at what senior DOJ and SEC officials chose to highlight at the American Conference Institute’s 33rd International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

 

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