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Departed FCPA prosecutor: Records will be broken this year

Departed FCPA prosecutor: Records will be broken this year

June 26, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Fry Wernick left the DOJ’s FCPA unit this month to join Vinson & Elkins. In an interview, he expressed confidence that big foreign bribery cases are here to stay.

Supreme Court ruling “gives DOJ comfort” in pursuing cross-border cases

Supreme Court ruling “gives DOJ comfort” in pursuing cross-border cases

June 26, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A Supreme Court ruling strengthens the DOJ’s pursuit of multilateral corporate prosecutions. But a dissent could still prove useful to defence lawyers.

Squire Patton Boggs adds former DOJ money laundering chief

Squire Patton Boggs adds former DOJ money laundering chief

June 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Clay Porter, a former DOJ money laundering chief and the former head of investigations at Navigant, joins Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, DC.

Recidivist TechnipFMC avoids monitor, pays $300 million to settle FCPA charges

Recidivist TechnipFMC avoids monitor, pays $300 million to settle FCPA charges

June 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Oil and gas company TechnipFMC has settled bribery charges in the US and Brazil. The company, however, was unable to simultaneously resolve an investigation by French authorities.

DOJ fraud section sets up dedicated privilege team

DOJ fraud section sets up dedicated privilege team

June 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

As defence counsel increasingly raise privilege arguments against prosecutors, the fraud section in the US Department of Justice’s criminal division has responded by creating a dedicated taint team.

Federal judge says Hoskins ruling does not apply in Seventh Circuit

Federal judge says Hoskins ruling does not apply in Seventh Circuit

June 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A federal judge in Illinois denied Dmitry Firtash’s motion to dismiss a foreign bribery indictment, ruling that a landmark decision in Hoskins does not apply in the Seventh Circuit.

Winston & Strawn’s FCPA practice co-chair moves to Brown Rudnick

Winston & Strawn’s FCPA practice co-chair moves to Brown Rudnick

June 21, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The former co-chair of Winston & Strawn’s FCPA practice, who until recently represented a group of US army veterans in a bribery-related lawsuit against household life sciences companies, has joined Brown Rudnick.

SEC drops Misonix investigation

SEC drops Misonix investigation

June 21, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC has closed its investigation into medical device maker Misonix over allegations of bribery in China.

Louis Freeh appointed Walmart monitor

Louis Freeh appointed Walmart monitor

June 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

As part of its FCPA settlement with the DOJ, Walmart retained former FBI director Louis Freeh as a monitor for two years. The resolution documents set out Freeh’s specifically tailored mandate.

Walmart pays $283 million to settle longstanding foreign bribery probe

Walmart pays $283 million to settle longstanding foreign bribery probe

June 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Walmart has settled an eight-year foreign bribery probe regarding conduct in Mexico, Brazil, China and India. The DOJ said the retailer did not voluntarily disclose the misconduct.