14 March 2017
In today’s news, plaintiffs suing Walmart in connection with a foreign bribery investigation say the retailer has defied a production order; and a prominent white-collar lawyer advises companies against rushing a decision on whether to self-report to the DOJ, in light of the recent announcement about the FCPA pilot programme.
15 September 2015
Potential U.S. nexus in Ford bribery investigation
06 August 2015
Lawyers say that the introduction of a compliance counsel reflects a wider trend: that the skill sets of federal prosecutor and compliance officer are merging as the Justice Department uses compliance as a foundation stone of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.
18 March 2015
The medical equipment manufacturer was mere weeks away from finishing its probation under a March 2013 deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice.
06 October 2014
The appeal was seen by pro-business groups as a chance to "clarify" the foreign anti-bribery statute, but a May decision in the 11th Circuit will now stand as defining those "foreign officials" to whom it is illegal to pay bribes.
26 August 2014
A waiver of right to respond by the Solicitor General is often a sign the government thinks the Supreme Court already has enough information to turn down an appeal.
15 August 2014
In May, the Eleventh Circuit rejected Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez's challenge of the Justice Department's interpretation of a key Foreign Corrupt Practices Act definition.
30 October 2013
A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the first challenge at the appellate level of the government’s interpretation of language core to the FCPA.
15 October 2013
Lawyers for Carlos Rodriguez and Joel Esquenazi argued that federal prosecutors' interpretation of what constitutes a foreign government "instrumentality" is too broad.
09 October 2013
A robust anti-corruption program already includes careful vetting of third-party agents for bribery risk. Now businesses will need also to vet those agents for connections to human trafficking, lawyers say.
Michele Tagliaferri and William RM Long
Judith Seddon , Eleanor Davison , Christopher J Morvillo , Michael Bowes QC and Luke Tolaini
William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie
Antoine Kirry and Frederick T Davis
Debevoise & Plimpton (France)
Oliver Powell and Saaman Pourghadiri
Outer Temple Chambers
Andrew Thornton-Dibb and David Kirk
McGuireWoods London LLP