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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.

DOJ unveils update to FCPA resource guide

DOJ unveils update to FCPA resource guide

July 06, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department updated its 8-year-old FCPA resource guide, adding a host of clarifications a DOJ official said will help provide a roadmap for companies.

International evidence sharing has slowed, Benczkowski says

International evidence sharing has slowed, Benczkowski says

June 18, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

DOJ criminal division chief Brian Benczkowski said the pandemic has slowed the production of evidence from and into the US.

FCPA prosecutor picked to lead new privilege unit

FCPA prosecutor picked to lead new privilege unit

June 17, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The Criminal Division’s fraud section has picked a department veteran to lead the newly formed Special Matters Unit.

Benczkowski to leave DOJ

Benczkowski to leave DOJ

June 10, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Criminal division chief Brian Benczkowski is stepping down from his role at the Department of Justice.

Fraud section chief unravels thorny ethical issues

Fraud section chief unravels thorny ethical issues

June 03, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

“Sometimes it will break your heart when your cooperating witness is getting sued by the bad guy, and so on a human level I really feel for them,” said Criminal Division fraud section chief Robert Zink.