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Advising companies on compliance under Trump felt ‘hypocritical’, Hui Chen says

Advising companies on compliance under Trump felt ‘hypocritical’, Hui Chen says

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In a blog post on 25 June, the DOJ’s first compliance counsel expert wrote publicly about her abrupt departure from the agency, where she was expected to work until September.

Richard Bistrong: I don’t want to scare people

Richard Bistrong: I don’t want to scare people

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Richard Bistrong, who in 2012 went to prison for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, talks to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about his new film, and the challenges he still faces as a felon.

Chinese distributor pushes back against Misonix motion to dismiss

Chinese distributor pushes back against Misonix motion to dismiss

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US medical device company has “no evidence” that its former China distributor violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Cicel Science & Technology Co has said.

Coming this week: The Three Percent Fund

Coming this week: The Three Percent Fund

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption analyzed more than 1200 pages of records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act to illuminate how an obscure alternative funding source for Justice Department corporate enforcement ballooned into a major budget supplement - and now, a political target. Our three-part series starts later this week.

Google wants an update to “outmoded” US communications storage laws

Google wants an update to “outmoded” US communications storage laws

June 26, 2017, GIR

Google’s general counsel has called for the US to adopt a legal standard for the jurisdiction of data based on the location of the user, not their data.

Anthem agrees to US$115 million data breach settlement

Anthem agrees to US$115 million data breach settlement

June 26, 2017, GIR

US health insurance company Anthem has agreed to a proposed settlement of US$115 million in a purported class action suit over a 2015 cyber-attack where 79 million people had their personal information stolen.

Can I keep more of my ill-gotten gains? 

Can I keep more of my ill-gotten gains? 

June 26, 2017, GIR

The recent US Supreme Court ruling in Kokesh v SEC concludes, once and for all, that the SEC disgorgement orders applied in many federal securities cases do constitute a penalty, are not simply remedial and are therefore subject to the five-year statute of limitations. Rik Workman at Forensic Risk Alliance explores the potential consequences of this ruling for FCPA cases. 

Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

June 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers talk to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about whether a recent Supreme Court ruling could curtail the DOJ’s ability to impose disgorgement under its foreign bribery leniency programme.

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

June 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, a top Venezuelan asks US authorities to open an FCPA into two financial institutions, and an individual involved in the Haiti Teleco corruption cases switches his plea to guilty.

SEC battles Yahoo! over the right to access private emails

SEC battles Yahoo! over the right to access private emails

June 23, 2017, GIR

Civil liberties groups in the US have voiced support for Yahoo!’s refusal to turn over its users’ emails to the Securities and Exchange Commission without a warrant, according to an amicus brief filed in a Maryland federal court.