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SEC adopts whistleblower reforms

SEC adopts whistleblower reforms

September 23, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC has approved changes to its whistleblower programme, but two commissioners expressed concern about the discretion now given to the agency in determining the size of an award.

DOJ makes fraud section leadership changes

DOJ makes fraud section leadership changes

September 03, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Daniel Kahn has been made the acting fraud section chief in the Criminal Division. He takes over from Robert Zink who is now the acting deputy assistant attorney general overseeing the Fraud Section.

FCPA prosecutor: We expect to exceed 2019 corporate penalties

FCPA prosecutor: We expect to exceed 2019 corporate penalties

September 03, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Chistopher Cestaro said the Justice Department’s FCPA unit is poised to beat its $1.6 billion corporate penalty total from last year.

Criminal Division deputy becomes SDNY judge

Criminal Division deputy becomes SDNY judge

August 18, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

John Cronan, the deputy assistant attorney general who oversaw the fraud section, is the latest senior Criminal Division official to leave the department.

DOJ publishes new FCPA opinion after long hiatus

DOJ publishes new FCPA opinion after long hiatus

August 17, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department has released its first response to a company question about FCPA enforcement policy in six years. “It will be interesting to see if the recent opinion release will lead to a broader resurgence in the use of the opinion procedure,” said one ex-prosecutor.

DOJ official discusses how to address compliance budget challenges

DOJ official discusses how to address compliance budget challenges

July 28, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Companies considering compliance cuts during the pandemic should think carefully about how they do it, a DOJ official said. “It shouldn't just be reflexive that a 10% cut in the sales force means that there's going to be a 10% cut in compliance,” the official said.

IRS proposed rule on disgorgement and forfeiture sparks concern

IRS proposed rule on disgorgement and forfeiture sparks concern

July 22, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The legal community is pushing back against a proposed IRS rule that will prevent companies from deducting disgorgement and forfeiture payments from their taxes.

Top New Jersey prosecutor takes strong stance on data production

Top New Jersey prosecutor takes strong stance on data production

July 16, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

“I encourage my folks to be very aggressive, not in the scope of what they seek but in the speed with which they push productions,” said US Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Pandemic poses challenges for building relationships abroad, US enforcers say

Pandemic poses challenges for building relationships abroad, US enforcers say

July 15, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

DOJ and SEC foreign bribery officials said the pandemic has made it “a little bit trickier” to work with enforcers they don’t already know well.

DOJ official highlights value of cooperation in China

DOJ official highlights value of cooperation in China

July 09, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Rob Zink and others described grappling with the difficulties of securing data from China, and how valuable a company’s cooperation can be in emerging markets.