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Greenberg Traurig lawyer becomes Visa compliance chief

Greenberg Traurig lawyer becomes Visa compliance chief

Obiamaka Madubuko, a former shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, has recently joined Visa as the company’s new chief compliance officer.

DOJ fights back against FCPA retrial ruling

DOJ fights back against FCPA retrial ruling

Prosecutors say a federal judge was wrong to grant defendants a new trial because of one lawyer’s purported incompetence.

DOJ unspools “financial gymnastics” in 1MDB case

DOJ unspools “financial gymnastics” in 1MDB case

Prosecutors continue to seek the proceeds of corruption linked to 1MDB, this time going after funds tied to an arbitration dispute.

Julius Baer nears resolution over Fifa scheme

Julius Baer nears resolution over Fifa scheme

The Swiss bank said it is in advanced settlement negotiations with the DOJ over its role in the Fifa corruption scheme.

Judge sides with Ternium in “Notebook” bribery lawsuit

A Brooklyn federal judge rejected shareholder claims that they had been misled by the steel product manufacturer over alleged misconduct tied to the Argentinian “Notebook” bribery scandal.

Judge addresses coordination between DOJ and SEC in Cognizant case

A New Jersey federal judge has examined the nuances of when work between agencies is considered a joint investigation or merely coordination.

DOJ prosecution tainted by privilege violations, former AGs tell appeals court

“The government in this case eviscerated the defendant’s attorney-client privilege and work-product protection,” former senior DOJ officials told the Eleventh Circuit in a healthcare fraud appeal. “Dismissal is the only remedy that can fix these pervasive violations.”

MTN challenges terrorism lawsuit, cites lack of US jurisdiction

A South African telecoms company has argued it can’t be sued in the US for alleged payments to the Taliban in Afghanistan simply because it secured financing from a World Bank organisation.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

DOJ makes fraud section leadership changes

Daniel Kahn has been made the acting fraud section chief in the Criminal Division. He takes over from Robert Zink who is now the acting deputy assistant attorney general overseeing the Fraud Section.

FCPA prosecutor: We expect to exceed 2019 corporate penalties

Chistopher Cestaro said the Justice Department’s FCPA unit is poised to beat its $1.6 billion corporate penalty total from last year.

Editor's picks

Unsealed docs shed light on US Unaoil case

Unsealed docs shed light on US Unaoil case

A Houston federal court unsealed a raft of documents in the US prosecution of Unaoil brothers Saman and Cyrus Ahsani.

Black investigations lawyers on challenges: “It was absolutely more difficult for me to succeed”

Black investigations lawyers on challenges: “It was absolutely more difficult for me to succeed”

When the stakes are high, selecting a diverse team of external advisers takes a back seat, one corporate defence lawyer said. “A lot of it becomes who has the best reputation with the prosecutor.”

 

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