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Munich court rejects Jones Day’s challenge over seized documents

Munich court rejects Jones Day’s challenge over seized documents

12 May 2017

The viability of internal investigations in Germany is in doubt after a Munich court ruled that evidence collected from Jones Day’s offices by prosecutors was legally obtained.

FCPA Docket: Congressman calls for “private action” foreign bribery legislation

FCPA Docket: Congressman calls for “private action” foreign bribery legislation

20 March 2017

In the latest news, a congressman says individuals and companies should be able to bring actions under the FCPA, and a New York bank files a securities lawsuit against a Brazilian conglomerate over corruption related to Operation Car Wash.

U.K. judge approves first-ever deferred prosecution agreement

30 November 2015

It was also the first prosecution under section 7 of the UK Bribery Act of 2010. Standard Bank was found to have failed to implement adequate procedures to prevent bribery in Tanzania. UPDATED with parallel SEC settlement.

Jones Day hires former federal prosecutor in Houston

22 October 2015

Jason Varnado was part of the Justice Department's attempted prosecution of John O’Shea, a former vice-president at Texas-based ABB Network Management, who stood accused of bribing officials at a Mexican electricity utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad.

Wal-Mart Restarts India Expansion Halted By U.S. FCPA Probe

18 August 2015

Wal-Mart announced in October 2013 that it was terminating its relationship with a local partner, India-based Bharti Enterprises, amid the corruption investigation.

SEC Delivers Light Settlements as DOJ Declines to Prosecute FCPA Remediators

27 April 2015

Federal law enforcement seems to be trying to communicate the benefits that companies can reap if they cooperate with the government in FCPA investigations, providing enforcers with requested information and when possible, turning over evidence on employees responsible for misconduct.

Judge Delays Sigelman Trial as Defense Seeks to Depose Alleged Colombian Bribe-taker

09 April 2015

Defense counsel Bill Burck of Quinn Emanuel and prosecutor Patrick Stokes sparred at a hearing this week over whether the defense was attempting to lay a trap for the government in seeking testimony from a jailed former official of Colombia's state-owned oil company.

FCPA Prosecuting Experience, Once a Stop in a Public Service Career, Is Now Springboard to the Private Sector

19 March 2015

Criminal Division Fraud Section organizational charts analyzed by Just Anti-Corruption from 2005 to the present show starkly divergent career paths for former FCPA unit prosecutors before and after Mark Mendelsohn jumped to Paul Weiss in 2010. While not a surprise, what's striking is how completely the numbers have flipped.

Patrick Stokes Talks FCPA Enforcment at ABA White Collar Crime Conference in New Orleans

05 March 2015

Stokes, a Deputy Chief inside the Justice Department Criminal Division Fraud Section, gave his insights into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement and revealed more details of the FBI's new anti-corruption squad.

Goodyear Resolves FCPA Allegations with Civil Order and $16m Profit Giveback

24 February 2015

For its voluntary self-disclosure and prompt remediation, U.S. authorities have rewarded Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. with a prosecution declination and a relatively lenient civil resolution of allegations involving bribes paid in Angola and Kenya.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2015

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