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DOJ quietly releases compliance guidance, but stops short of offering concrete benchmarks

DOJ quietly releases compliance guidance, but stops short of offering concrete benchmarks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

New criminal division deputy stresses ‘continuity’ in FCPA enforcement

Trump administration appointee Trevor McFadden sought to ease uncertainty around the future of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.

Editor's picks

Despite lawsuit, DOJ continues to withhold FCPA monitor candidate names

Despite lawsuit, DOJ continues to withhold FCPA monitor candidate names

Unsuccessful candidates for the lucrative Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance oversight jobs have privacy interests that must be protected, the US Department of Justice has said.

FOIA response indicates few firms competed twice for FCPA monitorship positions

FOIA response indicates few firms competed twice for FCPA monitorship positions

Nearly 30 law firms were considered for monitor positions overseeing companies that resolved Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations between 2009 and 2014, according to information provided by US Department of Justice.

 

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