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DOJ declines to prosecute Cognizant, charges C-suite execs

DOJ declines to prosecute Cognizant, charges C-suite execs

US authorities have charged Cognizant’s former president and former chief legal officer for their alleged role in a scheme to bribe Indian officials. The information technology company, meanwhile, avoided criminal charges in a resolution with US authorities.

Cobalt settlement gets green light

Cobalt settlement gets green light

A Houston federal court has approved a bribery-linked class action settlement worth an initial $173.8 million between disgruntled investors and an oil exploration company.

FCPA Docket: Houston company trebles damages for refusing bribe

FCPA Docket: Houston company trebles damages for refusing bribe

In today’s news round-up, a federal judge rebuffs a Russian company’s attack on Skadden’s settlement with the DOJ and a Houston energy company that refused to pay a bribe has now been awarded $1.4 billion in damages.

Wilson Sonsini recruits former Richards Kibbe partner

Wilson Sonsini recruits former Richards Kibbe partner

Jeffrey Lehtman, who has recently advised two Argentinian companies on bribery cases, spoke to GIR Just Anti-corruption following his move to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, DC.

Foreign official: Delete this after reading

In making their case against a Micronesian official charged for his alleged role in a bribery scheme, US prosecutors presented a series of incriminating emails.

Venezuela sanctions threaten PDVSA’s bribery lawsuit

New US sanctions against PDVSA raise questions about whether a bribery lawsuit brought by Venezuela's state-owned oil company against a handful of commodity traders can continue.

Iraq bribery lawsuit swells with plaintiff veterans

In a lawsuit that has caught the DOJ’s attention, the list of plaintiffs is now bulging with US army veterans and their families who accuse a handful of life sciences companies of corruption.

FCPA Docket: Congresswoman botches foreign bribery allegation against Trump

In today’s news round-up, a lawmaker gave a non-sensical definition of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in an attack on President Trump and the DOJ is reportedly making strides in a Brazilian corruption investigation.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

Fraud section names new acting policy chief

The fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice has appointed a new acting policy chief.

What new AG could mean for corporate enforcement

A corporate scandal from 30 years ago offers clues on how the new attorney general, William Barr, likes major white-collar cases to be handled.

Editor's picks

Lawyers concerned by DOJ’s stance on non-waiver agreements

Lawyers concerned by DOJ’s stance on non-waiver agreements

The DOJ has changed tack after it lost a privilege battle last year. Lawyers say the implications for corporate cooperation are profound.

"Unprecedented" Skadden settlement sparks self-reflection in Washington

"Unprecedented" Skadden settlement sparks self-reflection in Washington

Following Skadden Arps’ unusual settlement over failing to register as a foreign agent, lawyers say firms will have to “think long and hard” about the line between lobbying and legal advice.

 

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