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DOJ faces backlash against instant messaging policy

DOJ faces backlash against instant messaging policy

June 01, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department's new requirement that companies limit the use of employees’ instant messaging has left in-house counsel and defence lawyers both bemused and frustrated with the logistical nightmare it has created.

Despite lobbying efforts, new EU data privacy rules leave companies in a “straightjacket”

Despite lobbying efforts, new EU data privacy rules leave companies in a “straightjacket”

May 15, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

With days to go until new EU data privacy rules come into force, no one quite knows what effect it will have on the anti-bribery industry.

Lawyers laud criminal division's diversity provision for monitors

Lawyers laud criminal division's diversity provision for monitors

May 03, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

In the recent Panasonic settlement, the DOJ’s criminal division fraud section for the first time added a provision that says compliance monitors will be picked in accordance with the department’s commitment to diversity.

D&B declination suggests leeway in DOJ voluntary disclosure credit

D&B declination suggests leeway in DOJ voluntary disclosure credit

May 02, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Dun & Bradstreet's recent declination has raised questions about when a company that reports misconduct to the authorities is eligible for voluntary disclosure credit, lawyers say.

The future of the investigations firm

The future of the investigations firm

April 30, 2018, GIR

Companies are increasingly finding themselves under scrutiny: from government enforcement actions, media probes, whistleblower claims and more. GIR invited six leading specialists to explore how firms should position themselves over the coming years to meet an increased demand for effective and prudent investigations.

Hui Chen: Anti-bribery compliance easier for smaller companies

Hui Chen: Anti-bribery compliance easier for smaller companies

April 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers, politicians and academics have said small and medium-sized businesses face greater challenges in complying with the FCPA. In an interview, the DOJ’s former compliance consultant says smaller businesses have it easier than many think.

Judges criticise SFO practices in XYZ DPA

Judges criticise SFO practices in XYZ DPA

April 19, 2018, GIR

Two high court judges have rebuked the SFO for failing to demand the written internal interview summaries from XYZ before offering the company a DPA in an opinion in which the judges also said the authority committed “a series of public law errors”.

Short-seller: How I search for potential FCPA violations

Short-seller: How I search for potential FCPA violations

April 06, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Carson Block looks for companies that may be violating the law, and then bets their stock price will drop. In an interview, he explains how he finds businesses that could be bribing foreign officials.

Why the SEC’s bribery charges don’t matter

Why the SEC’s bribery charges don’t matter

April 03, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

An economist says companies facing an SEC FCPA enforcement action should worry less about the statute’s civil anti-bribery provisions and more about its accounting provisions. GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to the man behind the research.

Court orders DOJ to release monitor candidate names

Court orders DOJ to release monitor candidate names

March 30, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption has prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice.