17 August 2017
The US Department of Justice has closed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe into Vantage Drilling, the Houston-based offshore contractor has announced.
16 March 2017
After self-reporting possible FCPA violations to US authorities around 10 months ago, an information technology company has been told by the DOJ and SEC that the case has been closed without further action.
14 October 2015
Following the principles laid out in the Department of Justice’s internal memo on prosecuting culpable individuals could lead companies to run afoul of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, said Adam Safwat, a former deputy chief in the Justice Department's criminal fraud section, at the ABA's Fourth Annual White Collar Crime Institute in London on Oct. 13.
28 May 2015
The Justice Department now encourages its investigators to record interviews even with people who are not under arrest. The policy elicits strong reactions - pro and con - from the corporate defense bar.
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.
12 January 2015
Marla Tun Reschly has conducted internal investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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.
30 May 2014
The 11th Circuit's decision - which affirmed the DOJ's oft-disputed definition of "foreign official" - will reduce the challenges available to defendants and simplify preparation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.
19 March 2014
On the cusp of the Leslie Caldwell era, another key leader in the division appears to be staying put for now.
07 February 2014
The Criminal Division Fraud Section unit that prosecutes foreign bribery has also extended job offers to two more lawyers, knowledgeable people say, following a spate of recent departures. CORRECTED
Matthew Getz and Elly Brindle
Judith Seddon , Eleanor Davison , Christopher J Morvillo , Michael Bowes QC and Luke Tolaini
William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie
Nigel Parker and Calum Burnett
Allen & Overy LLP
Michal Porubsky and Zuzana Hečko
Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.