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DOJ drops Eletrobras investigation

DOJ drops Eletrobras investigation

Brazil’s state-controlled electricity company Eletrobras has announced that the DOJ will not prosecute it for bribery, but an SEC settlement still looms.

Macao billionaire argues domestic anti-bribery law does not apply to UN

Macao billionaire argues domestic anti-bribery law does not apply to UN

Ng Lap Seng argues prosecutors have wrongly interpreted a federal anti-corruption law to include the bribery of officials at international public organisations.

Past FCPA offender reports bribery concerns to US authorities

Past FCPA offender reports bribery concerns to US authorities

A Massachusetts-based company has voluntarily disclosed to the DOJ and SEC that it is investigating possible violations of the FCPA in China.

FCPA Docket: Morgan Stanley combating whistleblower retaliation suit

FCPA Docket: Morgan Stanley combating whistleblower retaliation suit

In today’s news round-up, a California business tells investors that the SEC will probably bring a foreign bribery enforcement action against it, and Morgan Stanley has been fighting allegations that it retaliated against an in-house lawyer for raising FCPA concerns.

DC prosecutor joins Murphy & McGonigle after 11 years with the DOJ

Michelle Bradford has joined Murphy & McGonigle after serving as a prosecutor the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for more than a decade.

DOJ’s M&A leniency policy raises incentives and new questions

The DOJ’s offer of a declination with disgorgement to companies that quickly self-report foreign bribery by a business they are purchasing increases the incentive to disclose misconduct to prosecutors. But it could also lead to double punishment.

US company reports FCPA investigation post-acquisition

A California based audio communications producer has reported that a company it recently acquired is under investigation by the DOJ and SEC for potential FCPA violations.

Kirkland partner heads to King & Spalding

Patrick Montgomery has left the partnership at Kirkland & Ellis to join King & Spalding’s special matters team in Washington, DC.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

Assistant FCPA chief: “We don’t want to be the world’s cop”

A senior FCPA prosecutor has said the DOJ is happy to let foreign authorities take the lead on investigations concerning conduct in their countries if there is extensive international cooperation.

Matt Miner: The DOJ can be a partner in M&A, not an adversary

A deputy assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s criminal division encourages companies to promptly report potential FCPA violations unearthed after a merger or acquisition.

Editor's picks

The silent FCPA investigators

The silent FCPA investigators

GIR Just Anti-Corruption highlights a team of US investigators, dubbed the “silent service”, who recently worked alongside the DOJ and FBI in uncovering bribery at a major engineering company.

Inside a company’s decision to self-report bribery

Inside a company’s decision to self-report bribery

How board members and lawyers for a major oil services company grappled with determining the best legal strategy while fearing the company had engaged in widespread foreign bribery.

 

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