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CFTC enforcement chief lays out nuances of self-reporting

CFTC enforcement chief lays out nuances of self-reporting

May 16, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

James McDonald has explained that companies could get credit for self-reporting foreign corruption to the CFTC even if they’ve already come forward to the DOJ.

FCPA unit chief defends DOJ’s business-friendly approach

FCPA unit chief defends DOJ’s business-friendly approach

May 15, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ’s foreign bribery unit chief has said that the department’s seemingly business-friendly approach under the Trump administration is ultimately for “selfish reasons”.

DOJ official plays down concerns of CFTC foreign bribery push

DOJ official plays down concerns of CFTC foreign bribery push

April 16, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

“I don’t think that this is a sea-change,” the Justice Department’s FCPA unit chief says.

SEC officials tell attorneys to “cut to the chase”

SEC officials tell attorneys to “cut to the chase”

April 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

SEC officials told a Washington, DC conference that companies’ counsel are better off engaging in early meetings, focusing their arguments and not boasting about “how formidable they are”.

CFTC enforcement chief: Why we are focused on foreign corruption

CFTC enforcement chief: Why we are focused on foreign corruption

April 05, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The CFTC’s enforcement director, James McDonald, talks to GIR about the agency’s new focus on foreign corruption.

“No one wins” under current SEC whistleblower law, Congress told

“No one wins” under current SEC whistleblower law, Congress told

April 04, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Witnesses told a Congressional hearing that it is “imperative” for lawmakers to fix a recent Supreme Court decision that harms both whistleblowers and companies.

DOJ budget proposal “adds teeth” to CFIUS enforcement

DOJ budget proposal “adds teeth” to CFIUS enforcement

March 19, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

As the Trump administration seeks to stem the influence of China, the DOJ has asked Congress for a major budget boost for reviewing foreign investments.

FBI creates Miami team after overload of South American corruption cases

FBI creates Miami team after overload of South American corruption cases

March 14, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The FBI recently shifted foreign bribery resources to Miami in response to a need to keep up with a whirlwind of South American investigations. The FBI’s international corruption unit chief spoke to GIR about the new team.

CFTC enforcement chief defends foray into foreign bribery cases

CFTC enforcement chief defends foray into foreign bribery cases

March 13, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

James McDonald, the CFTC’s enforcement chief, has explained that the agency is looking at cases of foreign bribery that have a clear and detrimental effect on regulated markets, and which are not easily covered by other authorities.

DOJ revises corporate enforcement policy, softens stance on instant messaging

DOJ revises corporate enforcement policy, softens stance on instant messaging

March 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The Department of Justice has made changes to its FCPA corporate enforcement policy, which include a softening of its controversial stance towards the use of instant messaging services such as WhatsApp.