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DOJ appoints permanent FCPA chief

DOJ appoints permanent FCPA chief

December 05, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The acting heads of the foreign bribery and healthcare fraud units in the criminal division’s fraud section are taking over on a permanent basis.

DOJ expects more declinations based on compliance

DOJ expects more declinations based on compliance

December 05, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division's Matthew Miner has said that some companies should be able to secure a declination based primarily on their compliance efforts.

SEC official dismisses talk of AML enforcement

SEC official dismisses talk of AML enforcement

December 04, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The head of the SEC’s foreign bribery unit played down talk of the agency using the FCPA’s accounting provisions to penalise anti-money laundering failures.

DOJ “is not looking to stretch the bounds of agency”, says Benczkowski

DOJ “is not looking to stretch the bounds of agency”, says Benczkowski

December 04, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Criminal division chief Brian Benczkowski said that the DOJ will not take a sweeping position that parent companies should automatically be held liable for their subsidiaries’ misconduct.

DOJ tweaks self-reporting, cooperation expectations

DOJ tweaks self-reporting, cooperation expectations

November 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department has made efforts to clarify what it requires from companies when they come forward with wrongdoing and seek to cooperate.

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.