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Fitch Says FCPA Violations Can Effect Credit Ratings

June 01, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

In the beginning of 2010 alone, three Fitch-rated companies were involved in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations.

Holder Emphasizes Anti-Corruption Efforts During OECD Speech

May 31, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorney General Eric Holder's comments were primarily focused on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 1997 Anti-Bribery Convention.

'The Days of Wink and Nod Are Over'

May 28, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

In a column on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, McGuireWoods LLP's Mark Brzezinski discussed increased efforts in the U.S. and abroad to combat bribery of foreign officials.

SDNY Probes Goldman's Timberwolf Securities

May 28, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The former independent director of an Australian hedge fund claims his firm collapsed shortly after Goldman Sachs sold it $100 million of securities in Timberwolf, the now infamous "s***ty deal."

DOJ Seeks Stay in Aluminum Case, Citing FCPA Probe

May 28, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Citing an ongoing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe, the Justice Department's Criminal Fraud Section filed a motion for a stay Thursday in a civil lawsuit that pits Aluminium Bahrain BSC against Japanese commodities trader Sojitz Group.

Arent Fox Snags Former SEC Official

May 27, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and financial fraud partner Mark Radke joins four new white collar partners the firm recruited in March.

Grindler Issues New Memo on Compliance Monitors

May 27, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The Deputy Attorney General issued the memo to "explain what role the department could play in resolving any disputes between the monitor and the corporation."

Breuer: FCPA Facilitating Payments Worth Discussing

May 26, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, payments made to expedite the performance of a “routine governmental action,” such as acquiring government licenses or permits, are not illegal. Should they be? UPDATED: 12:35 p.m.

Grindler Touts Importance of Compliance, But Doubts Linger

May 26, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department has trumpeted the need for robust and effective corporate compliance regimes.

FCPA Leniency Proposal - American Criminal Law Review Article

May 25, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The article, "A Proposal for a United States Department of Justice Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Leniency Policy," was written by Robert W. Tarun and Peter P. Tomczak, partners at Baker & McKenzie LLP.