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Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

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.

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

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.

Manhattan judge orders redaction of contentious UN report before FCPA trial

Manhattan judge orders redaction of contentious UN report before FCPA trial

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.

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

Hui Chen, the DOJ’s compliance consultant, will leave the criminal fraud section on Friday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed.

Middleman in skyscraper bribery scheme pleads guilty

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.

Leslie Caldwell: DOJ can increase the incentives for companies to self-report

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 dismiss as folly proposed FCPA instructions in UN bribery case

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.

Senior prosecutor leaves DOJ’s foreign bribery unit, ex-SEC official joins

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.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

Ex-MoFo partner, vocal on FCPA, tapped as DC US attorney

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.

DOJ considering contractor bids for Hui Chen role

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.

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Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

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.

The Weissmann legacy: Increasing the value of compliance

The Weissmann legacy: Increasing the value of compliance

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.

 

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