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Defence contractor secures DOJ declination, citing voluntary disclosure.

Defence contractor secures DOJ declination, citing voluntary disclosure.

The Justice Department will not prosecute Harris Corporation, a Florida-based defence contractor, over a Chinese acquisition that may have violated US foreign bribery laws, the company has announced.

Printing company self-discloses possible FCPA issues in Peru

Printing company self-discloses possible FCPA issues in Peru

Quad/Graphics, a Wisconsin-headquartered commercial printing company, has self-reported potential foreign bribery concerns to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

FCPA Docket: Grifols discusses investigation results with DOJ

FCPA Docket: Grifols discusses investigation results with DOJ

5 May 2016: Parker Drilling files its latest DPA monitor report, and Spanish pharmaceutical company Grifols discusses the results of its internal investigation into bribery allegations in Italy with the Justice Department.

Companies sharing information with foreign enforcers may harm SEC objectives

Companies sharing information with foreign enforcers may harm SEC objectives

The Securities and Exchange Commission may at times prefer that companies avoid sharing certain information with overseas law enforcement authorities, an FCPA lawyer for the agency said on 3 May.

Anti-corruption lawyer reveals Baker & McKenzie departure on twitter

Investigations lawyer Kenneth Jull has left Baker & McKenzie for Gardiner Roberts in Toronto.

King & Spalding hires SEC assistant director

Alexander Koch, a former assistant director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, has joined King & Spalding in Washington, DC, as partner in the firm's special matters and government investigations practice group.

Daniel Kahn: Self-disclosing could count towards compliance credit

The decision to self-disclose could have implications beyond the amount a company can receive off a criminal penalty, the acting head of the foreign bribery unit said on 2 May.

Defence lawyers grappling with interview problems after Yates Memo

Companies must consider whether there is an ethical obligation to provide employees with legal representation in light of the DOJ’s refocus on individual liability, a Baker & McKenzie lawyer said on 2 May.

FCPA Docket: DOJ makes moves in Unaoil corruption scandal

3 May 2016 – The DOJ looks into KBR and FMC Technologies in connection with the Unaoil corruption scandal, and hedge fund Och-Ziff sets aside US$200 million for an ongoing foreign bribery investigation.

Debevoise promotes former China bank hiring practices enforcer to partner

Debevoise and Plimpton has announced that it has promoted two counsel to partner in the firm's white-collar and regulatory defence group in New York.

Editor's picks

World Bank immune from discovery requests, Canada’s Supreme Court rules

World Bank immune from discovery requests, Canada’s Supreme Court rules

Canada’s highest court has ruled that the World Bank does not have to turn over documents from a corruption investigation into construction company SNC-Lavalin to defendants fighting related foreign bribery charges.

Meet the NYU scholar whose work foreshadowed the DOJ’s new approach to corporate enforcement

Meet the NYU scholar whose work foreshadowed the DOJ’s new approach to corporate enforcement

Just Anti-Corruption interviews Jennifer Arlen, the long-time NYU Law School professor who some have credited as influencing recent DOJ policy on white-collar and corporate enforcement.

  • The “gold standard” bill that would protect internal whistleblowers

    US courts disagree whether Dodd-Frank protects individuals from retaliation if they only report misconduct to their employer. But in Congress, there are moves afoot to end the uncertainty and provide internal whistleblowers with unambiguous protection.

  • DOJ clears ambiguity in FCPA pilot programme

    The Justice Department has clarified what it means when it says companies must deconflict their internal investigations from the government’s parallel probe to receive full cooperation credit, following a request from Just Anti-Corruption.

  • Sally Yates rejected bolder approach to declinations

    The criminal division’s new FCPA pilot programme is a scaled back version of a more ambitious proposal that was rejected last year by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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