Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

GIR 100 2019

image

Judge shuts down Morgan Stanley whistleblower case

Judge shuts down Morgan Stanley whistleblower case

A US Department of Labor judge has rejected an FCPA whistleblower’s lawsuit against Morgan Stanley because the former employee was based abroad.

Former Barbados minister Inniss bids to nix conviction

Former Barbados minister Inniss bids to nix conviction

Donville Inniss has asked a Brooklyn federal judge to throw out his money laundering conviction after he was found guilty of laundering bribes through a US bank account.

Big Law partner joins forces with in-house counsel to launch boutique

Big Law partner joins forces with in-house counsel to launch boutique

Ex-DLA Piper partner Angela Crawford and former Rolls-Royce counsel Lila Acharya have launched a boutique firm that will focus on corporate compliance and investigations.

Hoskins cites Stone case in push for reduced sentence

Hoskins cites Stone case in push for reduced sentence

Former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins faces a “mind-boggling” term in prison if the presiding judge follows US sentencing guidelines. In arguing for a more lenient sentence, Hoskins’s lawyers pointed the judge towards a recent and controversial filing by the DOJ in the Roger Stone case.

Former US Attorney in Ohio rejoins Squire Patton Boggs

Ben Glassman, who oversaw the Ohio portion of Rolls-Royce’s global corruption resolution, returns to Squire Patton Boggs as a partner.

Florida businessman sentenced to 20 months in PetroEcuador bribery scandal

A Miami federal judge sentenced Jose Melquiades Cisneros Alarcon to over a year and a half in prison for his role in a scheme to bribe Ecuadorian officials.

Ex-Cognizant execs can’t shake multiple FCPA charges, judge says

A New Jersey federal judge was unconvinced by former Cognizant executives’ attempts to throw out foreign bribery charges against them. The judge quipped that “the era of technical pleading is long past”.

Former PDVSA official to serve 70 months

Alfonzo Eliezer Gravina Munoz is the seventh defendant to be sentenced in an ongoing US investigation into bribery at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

SEC opens fewer new FCPA cases, records show

Since 2017 the number of new foreign bribery cases opened by the SEC has dipped. “Certainly, it means more competition for existing cases,” said one private practitioner.

DOJ appoints permanent FCPA chief

The acting heads of the foreign bribery and healthcare fraud units in the criminal division’s fraud section are taking over on a permanent basis.

Editor's picks

US Department of Homeland Security’s foreign bribery caseload rises

US Department of Homeland Security’s foreign bribery caseload rises

The investigative arm of US immigration agency ICE is taking on more foreign bribery cases every year, according to a special agent and data from a Freedom of Information Act request.

Criminal Division changes monitor diversity language, sparking criticism

Criminal Division changes monitor diversity language, sparking criticism

The criminal division toned down diversity language previously included in monitorship agreements, prompting white-collar lawyers to voice concern.

 

Meet the DOJ Enforcers

FCPA Profile section

Profiles of Justice Department FCPA unit prosecutors.

FCPA Counsel Tracker

fcpa-new

Find out who's advising whom.

Meet the SEC Enforcers

fcpa_raw

Profiles of the SEC's FCPA unit lawyers.

DC's FCPA Bar

FCPA callout section

The best FCPA practices in Washington, DC.