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SEC, DOJ emphasise importance of data analytics

SEC, DOJ emphasise importance of data analytics

November 07, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

“I think from the SEC point of view the answer is pretty clear: It's absolutely a good thing,” said a senior official in the securities regulator’s foreign bribery unit.

FCPA unit management team takes shape

FCPA unit management team takes shape

October 10, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

After several management departures over the summer, the DOJ’s foreign bribery unit has promoted two attorneys from within.

DOJ introduces guidance over inability-to-pay claims

DOJ introduces guidance over inability-to-pay claims

October 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

“We want you to know what we consider to be a legitimate inability to pay argument, but also the facts and arguments that won’t be given credence,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski at GIR Live New York.

AG warns against “taking down” companies for headlines

AG warns against “taking down” companies for headlines

October 03, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

“I frequently tell the leadership of our criminal division that the objective of our criminal enforcement efforts in the white-collar arena is not to secure big headlines by taking down large companies or high-profile defendants,” said Attorney General William Barr.

“They’re just scaring people”: SEC chief responds to defence bar’s criticisms

“They’re just scaring people”: SEC chief responds to defence bar’s criticisms

September 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Charles Cain said that some people have created a false narrative that the SEC is using the FCPA’s accounting provisions to punish companies when it can’t prove bribery.

DOJ considers guidance reforms for inability to pay claims

DOJ considers guidance reforms for inability to pay claims

September 12, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice is looking at ways in which it can more clearly define how prosecutors should evaluate claims by companies that they can’t afford criminal penalties.

FCPA “not having the desired effect” internationally, SEC chairman says

FCPA “not having the desired effect” internationally, SEC chairman says

September 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A top US regulator on Monday expressed pessimism about the effectiveness of international anti-corruption efforts while insisting his agency would continue to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

DOJ reshuffles fraud section management team

DOJ reshuffles fraud section management team

July 29, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ’s criminal division has rejigged its fraud section management team, including the appointment of an acting FCPA unit chief as Dan Kahn is promoted.

Policy against "piling on" helping evidence-sharing to bloom, enforcers say

Policy against "piling on" helping evidence-sharing to bloom, enforcers say

July 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcers and an FBI supervisor discussed their work during a wide-ranging panel discussion on 25 July.

Another FCPA unit assistant chief departs

Another FCPA unit assistant chief departs

July 17, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A third supervisor leaves the DOJ’s foreign bribery team following the departures of Fry Wernick in June and David Johnson in May.