Topic: Enforcement policy

FCPA practitioner Philip Urofsky to retire from Big Law

The Shearman & Sterling lawyer, who helped to develop US foreign bribery enforcement while at the DOJ, is ready to retire from Big Law. He spoke to GIR about his career and how FCPA work has changed.

14 January 2022

Proposed anti-corruption agency in South Africa to face uphill struggle

Experts said the Anti-Corruption Authority of South Africa would be hamstrung by the public prosecutor’s poor financial crime track record.

10 January 2022

Brazil introduces new whistleblower protection law

10 December 2021

FCPA Unit chief clarifies DOJ approach to corporate recidivism

The DOJ official said that the recency of prior misconduct and how a company addressed the causes of that wrongdoing will matter when the department decides what type of corporate settlement to pursue.

09 December 2021

UK government rejects DPA debarment proposal

The Cabinet Office said, however, that it plans to publish guidance on how government authorities responsible for public contracts should consider the facts underpinning the settlements.

07 December 2021

DOJ’s corporate enforcement changes a “step backward”, says Chamber exec

“These are not reforms that encourage an atmosphere of cooperation by employers,” a senior business lobby executive said.

03 December 2021

PNF director: Airbus case a high water mark for international cooperation

The head of France’s financial crime prosecution agency has said the Airbus bribery case “set a new standard” for cooperation between his agency, the US Justice Department and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.

03 December 2021

UK MP criticises “toothless” financial crime enforcement agencies

02 December 2021

GIR Live: DPAs can prevent the SFO from prosecuting individuals

White-collar crime lawyers say the Serious Fraud Office’s desire to reach settlements with companies sometimes comes at the expense of their attempts to prosecute individuals.

02 December 2021

FCPA chief: Companies shouldn't determine employee culpability in our cases

“Companies and their counsel are not in a position to assess relevance and culpability of individuals,” the DOJ official said.

01 December 2021

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