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