Topic: FCPA

WPP failed to respond to “repeated warning signs” of bribery, says SEC

The advertising group instead allowed the heads of subsidiaries in high-risk markets “to exercise wide autonomy and outsized influence,” the SEC said in a $19 million FCPA settlement.

24 September 2021

FCPA docket: Miller & Chevalier lawyer joins energy company

In today’s news round-up, Matt Reinhard goes in-house and the DOJ has made changes to its Fraud Section leadership.

22 September 2021

FCPA prosecutor: We will consider use of foreign bank subpoena

But the official suggested the DOJ would use the power cautiously because of diplomatic sensitivities.

21 September 2021

Ex-Brooklyn prosecutor highlights “significant” Latin America cases

In an interview, Mark Bini reflected on his time handling major foreign bribery cases linked to Latin America, including one concerning Vitol.

14 September 2021

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker loses bid to nix FCPA internal controls charge

A federal judge rejected Roger Ng’s call for his foreign bribery case to be thrown out, including his arguments that it should never have been brought in Brooklyn and that prosecutors used an overly broad definition of the FCPA’s internal accounting controls provision.

13 September 2021

DOJ goes after former Ericsson employee for foreign bribery

The former telecoms manager was also charged earlier this year by Swedish authorities for his alleged role in the Ericsson foreign bribery scheme.

08 September 2021

Cognizant to pay $95 million to settle FCPA-related class action lawsuit

The information technology company says it expects most of the settlement amount will be paid by its insurers.

08 September 2021

Joseph Walker moves to Orrick

Squire Patton Boggs’ white-collar and investigations practice head has left the firm for Orrick.

07 September 2021

Second Circuit hears DOJ’s Hoskins appeal

Second Circuit judges peppered a US prosecutor and a defence lawyer with questions over whether a former Alstom executive acted as the agent of a US subsidiary during a foreign bribery scheme.

17 August 2021

Former FCPA prosecutor heads to Nelson Mullins

Adam Safwat has left Weil Gotshal & Manges to join Nelson Mullins as a partner.

12 August 2021

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