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FCPA prosecutors: The new generation

FCPA prosecutors: The new generation

Just Anti-Corruption is unveiling a fully updated FCPA Enforcer Profiles section, including all prosecutors hired under a wave of new staffing promised by Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell.

FCPA Docket: Appeals court ruling challenges SEC policy on disgorgement

FCPA Docket: Appeals court ruling challenges SEC policy on disgorgement

31 May 2016: In the latest news, an appeals court rules that disgorgement ordered by the SEC is limited to a five-year statute of limitations, and Romania charges 77 doctors for taking bribes from an unnamed pharmaceutical company.

World Bank rolled back corruption referrals during Canadian court challenge

World Bank rolled back corruption referrals during Canadian court challenge

World Bank anti-corruption officials are unsure about how to refer corruption allegations to law enforcement authorities, after a recent Canadian case threatened the organisation's ability to operate independently from local laws.

Yates Memo undermines corporate cooperation, says US Chamber of Commerce

Yates Memo undermines corporate cooperation, says US Chamber of Commerce

The Department of Justice’s Yates Memo risks discouraging cooperation by companies, the US Chamber of Commerce has argued in a white paper heavily criticising the policy.

IRS disgorgement memo to affect SEC settlement negotiations

Contrary to what many defence lawyers believe, the IRS has indicated there are strict limits on when a company can claim that an SEC disgorgement payment is tax deductible.

FCPA Docket: Petrobras prosecutors investigate US Steel Corp subsidiary

25 May 2016: In the latest FCPA news, a US steel company's subsidiary is caught up in the Petrobras bribery investigation, and a Swiss bank is penalised in the 1MDB case.

Boies Schiller hires New York white-collar boutique lawyers

Sean O’Shea, a New York white-collar defence lawyer, has given up his own firm of 20 years and moved to Boies Schiller & Flexner as partner to work on larger cases.

DOJ was unsatisfied with Conmebol cooperation in Fifa bribery case

The Justice Department found soccer confederation Conmebol, which has recently switched law firms, uncooperative during the Fifa-tied bribery investigation, according to sources close to the case.

FCPA Docket: Parker Drilling ends three-year DPA

24 May 2016: In the latest FCPA news, Parker Drilling sheds a three-year deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Justice Department, and the US Treasury Department’s Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctions a former compliance officer for failing to implement anti-money laundering controls.

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.

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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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