Barry Pollack, chair of Miller & Chevalier’s white-collar and investigations practice, has this month been sworn in as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He talks to Just Anti-Corruption about why he’s going to use his position to advocate for the DOJ to issue press releases when defendants are acquitted.
26 August 2016: In today’s news roundup, a judge approves a US$62 million settlement between Avon Products and its shareholders over the company’s handling of an FCPA probe; a former Miami prosecutor joins DLA Piper’s white-collar litigation practice; and Fairfax Media publishes new bribery allegations against two Australian companies.
Nearly five years after being charged by the SEC for bribing officials in Macedonia, three former executives of Magyar Telekom may finally get their day in court – although, that’s not exactly what they had hoped for.
A DOJ argument against public release of Siemens’s monitor reports could undermine broader efforts to help companies learn from others’ compliance reforms, a leading scholar of corporate settlements told Just Anti-Corruption.
24 August 2016: In today’s news roundup, an Austrian court rules on an extradition appeal by Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash, and an English court refuses to end an SFO bribery probe into Soma.
The lawyer who represented Deutsche Bank trader Matthew Simpson in his US$8.25 million whistleblower claim has described seeing the bank fined on the basis of his client’s testimony as an “out-of-body experience”, in an interview with Just Anti-Corruption.
Disclosing monitor reports from a 2008 FCPA settlement with Siemens would cause the German conglomerate commercial harm because competitors could copy the company’s compliance programme without incurring the same costs, the Justice Department has argued.
Alejandra Montenegro Almonte, a general counsel for a division of travel services company gategroup, has joined Miller & Chevalier in Washington, DC.
Just Anti-Corruption usually writes about foreign bribery. But last month, consulting editor Mary Jacoby attended a domestic bribery trial in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. In the dog days of August, we hope you enjoy this diversion from our usual FCPA fare.
Jessica Masella, chief of the narcotics unit at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, will leave government service to join DLA Piper as a partner.
GIR Just Anti-Corruption launches Washington DC’s FCPA Bar, a ranked guide to the best firms for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters in the US capital.
Steven Glaser, a white-collar defence partner with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, argues that, when they conflict, a company’s right to legal privilege protections should be sacrificed to uphold an individual’s rights under the Sixth Amendment.
Ronald Cheng, Jeremy Maltby and Alexander Wyman at O’Melveny & Myers argue that two recent US Supreme Court decisions provide the DOJ with additional tools to prosecute foreign corruption.
A federal prosecutor has criticised Louis Berger for being antagonistic in the face of a US foreign bribery probe – even though the New Jersey-based construction management company was credited for its cooperation in a deferred prosecution agreement reached last year.
How an invite-only, corporate-funded NYU Law School programme with ties to DOJ fraud section chief Andrew Weissmann became a leading forum for discussing the latest white-collar enforcement policies.
Why a pair of former executives at construction management company Louis Berger Group received different sentences after pleading guilty to the same FCPA charges.