Lawyers talk to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about whether a recent Supreme Court ruling could curtail the DOJ’s ability to impose disgorgement under its foreign bribery leniency programme.
In the latest news, a top Venezuelan asks US authorities to open an FCPA into two financial institutions, and an individual involved in the Haiti Teleco corruption cases switches his plea to guilty.
Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng must redact parts of a United Nations report, critical of the organisation’s anti-corruption efforts, before introducing it at his upcoming trial, a Manhattan judge has ordered.
Hui Chen, the DOJ’s compliance consultant, will leave the criminal fraud section on Friday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed.
A self-described fashion blogger who allegedly “hoodwinked” two relatives of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon into conspiring to bribe a Middle Eastern official has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud charges.
The former criminal division chief, who will join Latham & Watkins’ San Francisco office in September, told GIR Just Anti-Corruption how the US Department of Justice’s new leadership could improve on the foreign bribery leniency programme she helped to design.
US prosecutors have given short shrift to two jury instructions proposed by the legal team of a Chinese businessman facing trial next week over corruption charges.
Laura Perkins, who was an assistant chief in the criminal division’s FCPA unit, has left the DOJ for private practice. Meanwhile, a senior lawyer with the SEC has joined the department’s foreign bribery team.
Jesse Liu, who until recently was a white-collar defence partner with Morrison & Foerster, is one of several lawyers nominated by President Trump to US attorney positions.
As well as inviting applications for a full-time compliance counsel position, the US Department of Justice may offer the role to a contractor with experience as a chief compliance officer.
Chinese companies are questioning how the US will enforce the FCPA because of President Donald Trump’s past comments on the foreign bribery law, an in-house counsel at United Technologies Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary has said.
As Andrew Weissmann joins Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team, white-collar lawyers reflect on the highs and lows of his tenure as head of the DOJ’s criminal fraud section.