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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.

Eni in talks with SEC over possible FCPA resolution

Eni in talks with SEC over possible FCPA resolution

April 03, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The Italian oil company, which has faced several allegations of corruption over the years, says it's in discussions with the SEC about a potential settlement.

Claudius Sokenu returns as in-house counsel after a break

Claudius Sokenu returns as in-house counsel after a break

April 02, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Former corporate defence lawyer Claudius Sokenu has joined the in-house legal team at information technology company Cognizant. “I find it more interesting being on the ground floor and helping shape how business runs,” he said in an interview.

DOJ moves to dismiss Teva’s FCPA case

DOJ moves to dismiss Teva’s FCPA case

April 01, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Following a successful monitorship, the DOJ has asked a Miami federal court to dismiss FCPA charges against Teva Pharmaceutical.

Veteran Miami prosecutor joins Holland & Knight

Veteran Miami prosecutor joins Holland & Knight

March 31, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Barbara Martinez, a 20-year veteran of the DOJ, has moved to Holland & Knight. She’s already advising a defendant in the DOJ’s sprawling corruption case tied to PDVSA, the Venezuelan state-owned oil company.

Fifth Circuit asked to weigh due process in decade-old prosecution

Fifth Circuit asked to weigh due process in decade-old prosecution

March 31, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The Fifth Circuit will opine on whether a defendant’s due process rights were violated by a decade-old foreign corruption prosecution in which a dozen defence witnesses have died.

DOJ points to Rakoff decision to fight Cognizant “outsourcing” concerns

DOJ points to Rakoff decision to fight Cognizant “outsourcing” concerns

March 30, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

In an attempt to thwart former Cognizant executives’ requests over “outsourcing” allegations, the DOJ has wielded a recent decision where a federal court was unconvinced by similar arguments.

World Bank official joins Zimmer Biomet

World Bank official joins Zimmer Biomet

March 27, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Mara Senn will work as a senior counsel in the medical device company’s global compliance investigations unit.

Judge won’t release Och-Ziff exec over coronavirus concerns

Judge won’t release Och-Ziff exec over coronavirus concerns

March 27, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

“A federal prison with large groups of men living in close quarters, with no room for social distancing... is a perfect setting for serious health consequences for the inmates,” a former Och-Ziff executive said in his bid for early release. The federal court was unconvinced.

In memoriam: Stanley Sporkin, FCPA pioneer

In memoriam: Stanley Sporkin, FCPA pioneer

March 26, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers pay tribute to former SEC enforcement chief Stanley Sporkin, a luminary at the regulator who helped develop the FCPA.