Companies are erring on the side of caution, says Criminal Division chief

Kenneth Polite said he sees companies flagging any and all allegations of misconduct to the DOJ, particularly when they’re already subject to settlement agreements.

Boutique sanctions firm adds DOJ prosecutor to ranks

Ferrari & Associates, a DC boutique that advises clients on sanctions matters, has made a market move to take on more criminal defence work.

FCPA chief: Companies shouldn't determine employee culpability in our cases

“Companies and their counsel are not in a position to assess relevance and culpability of individuals,” the DOJ official said.

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GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Neena Shenai at Medtronic

Neena Shenai, the Washington, DC-based chief global trade legal director at US-Irish medical device company Medtronic, tells GIR about the increased sanctions focus on the medical technology industry and what authorities could …

ABB compliance officer: individual responsibility central to new strategy

Tapan Debnath, who joined ABB from Nokia in August, explains the company’s new approach to compliance and how it puts individual behaviour and responsibility front and centre.

John Carlin on stepping up DOJ corporate enforcement

A free-to-view transcript of principal associate deputy attorney general John Carlin’s keynote speech at GIR Connect: New York, in which he discussed the DOJ’s decision to “surge resources” to corporate enforcement.

People News: recent White House nominations and in-house moves

Over the past few weeks, President Joe Biden announced plans to appoint a serving national security prosecutor as a top export control official, and Credit Suisse’s latest compliance head left after just …

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