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Baker McKenzie partner to oversee criminal division fraud section

Baker McKenzie partner to oversee criminal division fraud section

January 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A former federal prosecutor and Baker McKenzie partner has been appointed a deputy assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, where he will oversee the fraud and appellate sections.

Criminal division deputy leaves DOJ

Criminal division deputy leaves DOJ

January 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Sung-Hee Suh, a deputy assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, has left the agency, a spokesperson confirmed on 13 January.

Sessions voices support for Yates Memo-type approach to corporate prosecutions

Sessions voices support for Yates Memo-type approach to corporate prosecutions

January 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The confirmation hearings of US attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions dealt largely with his civil rights record. But the senator and former US attorney for Southern District of Alabama did offer one small insight into what his approach to white-collar and corporate prosecutions might be.

White-collar practitioners anticipate new push to amend the FCPA in 2017

White-collar practitioners anticipate new push to amend the FCPA in 2017

January 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers who spoke to Just Anti-Corruption about the year ahead said to look for a continued focus on corporate compliance, more coordinated settlements and individuals prosecutions, and potentially a new attempt to amend the 1977 foreign bribery statute.

Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

January 09, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, the head of the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, has announced her departure ahead of the inauguration of the president-elect Donald Trump, a spokesperson confirmed 6 January.

What Trump's SEC pick could mean for the FCPA

What Trump's SEC pick could mean for the FCPA

January 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

SEC chair nominee Jay Clayton’s stance on the US foreign bribery statute, expressed in a 2011 paper written for the New York City Bar Association, is partly outdated, but still offers some clues as to what FCPA enforcement at the regulator might look like under the Trump administration.

Yates Memo policy likely to continue under Trump, DAG says

Yates Memo policy likely to continue under Trump, DAG says

November 30, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice’s renewed focus on holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing will probably persist under the new presidential administration, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said on 30 November.

FCPA Docket: Trump’s Attorney General choice is Senator Jeff Sessions

FCPA Docket: Trump’s Attorney General choice is Senator Jeff Sessions

November 18, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

18 November 2016: In today’s news round-up, President-elect Donald Trump picks Jeff Sessions to head the US Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission closes an investigation into an Ohio-based sand product manufacturer.

What will Trump mean for FCPA enforcement?

What will Trump mean for FCPA enforcement?

November 14, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Donald Trump’s election as the next US president has already sparked talk of weakened FCPA enforcement.

FCPA Docket: Trump’s list of possible AGs

FCPA Docket: Trump’s list of possible AGs

November 10, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

10 November 2016: In the latest news, President-elect Donald Trump contemplates his picks for attorney general and oil firm Petrobras settles a class action civil suit over inflation of company assets.