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Helsinki Commission hearing puts spotlight on US prosecution of corruption tied to Ukraine

Helsinki Commission hearing puts spotlight on US prosecution of corruption tied to Ukraine

At a hearing on corruption in Ukraine’s energy sector, attention turned to the US Department of Justice’s efforts to take on corruption tied to the country while authorities in Europe do nothing.

Medical company defends Morgan Lewis investigations docs as privileged

Medical company defends Morgan Lewis investigations docs as privileged

A disgruntled Chinese distributor says a US medical company’s foreign bribery investigation documents are not privileged because one law firm was hired to uncover the facts and another to provide the legal advice. The medical company says the claim is nonsense.

DOJ foreign bribery chief: “We don’t do industry sweeps”

DOJ foreign bribery chief: “We don’t do industry sweeps”

Despite noting the uptick in FCPA resolutions in the natural resources industry, Daniel Kahn, the DOJ’s foreign bribery chief, said the department does not “do industry sweeps.”

Defence lawyer on Firtash bribery prosecution joins White & Case

Defence lawyer on Firtash bribery prosecution joins White & Case

Carolyn Gurland, a white-collar defence lawyer working on the foreign bribery case against Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash and his alleged co-conspirators, has joined White & Case as partner in Chicago.

Who’s advising whom on FCPA cases

GIR Just Anti-Corruption presents which law firms and lawyers have been snagging the latest settlements, declinations and monitorships.

Odebrecht and Rolls-Royce prosecutor departs for Lockheed Martin

A four-year veteran of the DOJ’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit is departing to work at Lockheed Martin’s corporate headquarters in Bethesda, according to two people familiar with the matter.

SEC disgorgement period “is already too long,” Congress told

A congressional hearing discussed the possibility of lengthening the time limit for the SEC to bring disgorgement. But one former SEC official went as far as to suggest the limitations period should instead be shortened.

Cooperate with everyone simultaneously to avoid piling on, says FCPA chief

Foreign bribery cases that the DOJ previously pursued alone will now typically be investigated by four or five countries, the head of the department’s FCPA unit, Daniel Kahn, said.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

DOJ prosecutor: “Every week, I’m on the phone with authorities from 8 to 10 countries”

Long-time FCPA prosecutor Andrew Gentin says he used to mainly speak with only the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. Now he’s talking with up to 10 agencies every week.

Rosenstein points companies to DOJ’s own compliance practices

When asked what companies should do to improve their compliance programmes, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein highlighted the DOJ’s own internal practices as an example of what to aspire to, in a Q&A session on 21 May.

Editor's picks

DOJ faces backlash against instant messaging policy

DOJ faces backlash against instant messaging policy

The Justice Department's new requirement that companies limit the use of employees’ instant messaging has left in-house counsel and defence lawyers both bemused and frustrated with the logistical nightmare it has created.

Despite lobbying efforts, new EU data privacy rules leave companies in a “straightjacket”

Despite lobbying efforts, new EU data privacy rules leave companies in a “straightjacket”

With days to go until new EU data privacy rules come into force, no one quite knows what effect it will have on the anti-bribery industry.

 

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