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Andrew Weissmann: A key question in the Filip factors presentation

Andrew Weissmann: A key question in the Filip factors presentation

The way a company answers a particular question during so-called Filip factor presentations can be a “real sign” of the effectiveness of its compliance programme, the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section chief said on 23 May.

FCPA Docket: Sigelman fee dispute with Quinn Emanuel heads to arbitration

FCPA Docket: Sigelman fee dispute with Quinn Emanuel heads to arbitration

23 May 2016: In the latest news round-up, a Florida appeals court refuses to stay the arbitration of a fee dispute between Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and former PetroTiger CEO Joseph Sigelman, and a US networking technology company settles an FCPA-related whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former in-house lawyer.

FCPA Docket: South American soccer association drops McDermott

FCPA Docket: South American soccer association drops McDermott

20 May 2016: In the latest news round-up, South American soccer governing body Conmebol swaps legal representation and a report by non-profit Global Witness sparks uproar in Liberia.

Scholars attack use of judges as rubber-stamps in white-collar cases

Scholars attack use of judges as rubber-stamps in white-collar cases

In separate commentaries published on 18 May, two law professors expressed concern over judges’ diminishing authority to oversee cases, citing recent matters involving HSBC and Fokker.

FCPA Docket: Standard Chartered, Rolls-Royce and Wal-Mart

19 May 2016: In the latest FCPA news, the SFO expands its investigation into potential foreign bribery at Rolls-Royce to Nigeria, and London-based bank Standard Chartered reportedly informs the DOJ of alleged bribery at MAXpower.

Weissmann’s No. 2 leaves fraud section

The criminal division fraud section’s second-in-command, Rebecca Rohr, has left the DOJ to become vice president for global anti-corruption at technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Dickinson Wright hires two white-collar partners

Dickinson Wright has boosted its white-collar team by hiring a new practice head and a Washington, DC, prosecutor.

Aegerion’s proposed US$40 million settlement excludes FCPA violations

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has agreed in principle with the SEC and DOJ to pay US$40 million to resolve alleged violations of several US healthcare-related laws – but an outstanding investigation into possible FCPA violations has been excluded from the proposed settlement.

Venable hires securities lawyer from Dentons

George Kostolampros, a former senior counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has rejoined Venable as a partner in Washington, DC.

Lawyers question constitutionality of DOJ’s anti-corruption proposal

One part of the Justice Department’s proposed anti-corruption legislation could be unconstitutional, say lawyers, because the law does not make clear what crimes it intends to cover.

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Lawyers question constitutionality of DOJ’s anti-corruption proposal

Lawyers question constitutionality of DOJ’s anti-corruption proposal

One part of the Justice Department’s proposed anti-corruption legislation could be unconstitutional, say lawyers, because the law does not make clear what crimes it intends to cover.

DOJ wants new FCPA prosecutors on two-year contracts

DOJ wants new FCPA prosecutors on two-year contracts

The Justice Department is hiring new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit prosecutors on two-year contracts, suggesting the recruitment drive is being funded from corporate fines.

  • Yates says her memo's producing positive results

    Yates says her memo's producing positive results

    Deputy US Attorney General Sally Yates defended the department’s new policy on individual white collar-crime prosecutions at a conference today just after her predecessor appeared on a panel and picked it apart.

 

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