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“It simply makes no sense”: Legal societies attack DOJ’s agency theory

“It simply makes no sense”: Legal societies attack DOJ’s agency theory

October 21, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Legal associations argued that the DOJ’s “amorphous” agency theory in its pursuit of Lawrence Hoskins threatens to improperly extend criminal liability in the US.

FCPA Docket: Broidy, Goldman Sachs and Odebrecht

FCPA Docket: Broidy, Goldman Sachs and Odebrecht

October 20, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a former Republican fundraiser pleads guilty in a 1MDB-linked case, Goldman Sachs nears a US resolution over the Malaysian corruption scandal, and Odebrecht’s monitorship progresses towards a “final decision”.

MDB anti-corruption teams eye shift towards prevention work

MDB anti-corruption teams eye shift towards prevention work

October 20, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

A senior anti-corruption official at a multilateral development bank anticipates a shift away from investigations towards prevention work.

DOJ locked in document tussle with former Fox execs

DOJ locked in document tussle with former Fox execs

October 19, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ says two former Fox executives charged with bribing Fifa officials are engaged in a “fishing expedition” to obtain documents from the government’s investigation.

J&F pleads guilty in US to decade-long bribery scheme

J&F pleads guilty in US to decade-long bribery scheme

October 15, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Three years after it struck a leniency deal with Brazilian prosecutors concerning bribery charges, investment company J&F Investimentos pleaded guilty in the US over the same conduct.

In-house lessons from the SEC’s whistleblower rule updates

In-house lessons from the SEC’s whistleblower rule updates

October 15, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Mayer Brown’s Audrey Harris and Juliet Gunev discuss how recent changes to the SEC’s whistleblower rules can help companies find ways to strengthen their own compliance efforts.

EY partner joins Alvarez & Marsal

EY partner joins Alvarez & Marsal

October 14, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Alvarez & Marsal has hired former EY partner Steve Spiegelhalter to lead its North America investigations practice.

Hoskins fights back against “overzealous” DOJ appeal

Hoskins fights back against “overzealous” DOJ appeal

October 14, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawrence Hoskins’s defence told the Second Circuit that the DOJ tried to “contort law, force facts and twist logic” to make its agency theory work.

Former exec accuses US company of “orchestrated witch hunt” in FCPA investigation

Former exec accuses US company of “orchestrated witch hunt” in FCPA investigation

October 13, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The founder of a business sold to a US food company says he is being made the scapegoat for potential FCPA violations in Mexico. The food company says it will “rigorously contest” the allegations.

Davis Polk hires Manafort prosecutor

Davis Polk hires Manafort prosecutor

October 13, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Uzo Asonye, a former DOJ prosecutor, has joined Davis Polk & Wardwell as a partner in the firm’s white collar defence and investigations group in Washington, DC.