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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

    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.

  • How the United States’ international treaty obligations could expand the FCPA’s reach

    The United States’ international treaty obligations provide an opportunity to anticipate how the Department of Justice and US courts might push the boundaries of the already expansive FCPA. By Jessie Liu, Nicholas Barnaby and Emily Bruemmer, of Jenner & Block.

  • Chile airline CEO settles FCPA charges

    Chile airline CEO settles FCPA charges

    The CEO of Chile-based LAN Airlines has agreed a US$75,000 settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over charges he violated the FCPA by using a third party to bribe officials in Argentina.

  • IRS-CI Chief Richard Weber defends agency's priorities

    Some prominent tax experts are waving a yellow card at the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation arm.

  • Rakoff certifies class in Petrobras shareholder litigation

    Petrobras will be up against two groups of investors in shareholder litigation over its ongoing corruption scandal after Manhattan Judge Jed Rakoff ordered certification of class.

  • The FCPA Docket

    Our latest round-up of FCPA news, court-filings and documents brings you a DOJ declination, a DPA dismissal, and requests for letters rogatory in the Petrobras class action.

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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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