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Corporate enforcement faces significant coronavirus disruption

Corporate enforcement faces significant coronavirus disruption

April 08, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers say the pandemic has created short-term difficulties for the government in gathering evidence. “It’s fair to say that it’s a pretty significant interruption,” said one current enforcement official.

Criminal Division official joins K&L Gates

Criminal Division official joins K&L Gates

April 06, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

K&L Gates has hired David Rybicki, a former high-level official in the DOJ’s criminal division, as a partner in Washington, DC. Candice Wong has taken his place at the DOJ.

DOJ unleashes more Venezuela charges: “We’re just getting started”

DOJ unleashes more Venezuela charges: “We’re just getting started”

March 26, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

As well as announcing drug-trafficking charges against Venezuela’s president, the DOJ also continued to unveil a sprawling corruption scheme in the South American country.

DOJ fraud section on hunt for compliance expertise

DOJ fraud section on hunt for compliance expertise

February 07, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division’s fraud section is on the lookout for a compliance specialist to assist prosecutors and monitors in assessing corporate compliance standards and enforcement.

SEC opens fewer new FCPA cases, records show

SEC opens fewer new FCPA cases, records show

January 22, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Since 2017 the number of new foreign bribery cases opened by the SEC has dipped. “Certainly, it means more competition for existing cases,” said one private practitioner.

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.