Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

GIR 100 2019

image

Restitution fight delays Och-Ziff DPA

Restitution fight delays Och-Ziff DPA

A restitution battle has forced hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management and the US Department of Justice to request an extension to a three-year deferred prosecution agreement.

Blank Rome nets Vinson & Elkins partner

Blank Rome nets Vinson & Elkins partner

William Lawler, a former Vinson & Elkins partner, has joined Blank Rome in the firm’s white-collar defence and investigation group in Washington, DC.

DOJ continues to unravel PetroEcuador bribery scheme

DOJ continues to unravel PetroEcuador bribery scheme

Armengol Alfonso Cevallos Díaz is the latest Florida businessman to change his plea to guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar Ecuadorian bribery scheme.

SEC opens fewer new FCPA cases, records show

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.

Matt Miner details how the DOJ penned recent policies

GIR spoke to former senior criminal division official Matt Miner about the ins-and-outs of the policy changes he oversaw at the DOJ. Some policy updates were easier to draft than others, he said.

FTI executive, former monitor, joins Boston-based consulting firm

Neal Hochberg, a former senior advisor at FTI Consulting, has joined Charles River Associates as vice president of its risk, investigations & analytics practice in New York.

FCPA Docket: New book details Trump’s attempt to kill foreign bribery statute

In today’s news round-up, a new book says President Trump once told an aide to draft an executive order killing the FCPA, and Lev Parnas says he was part of a team that offered to help Dmitry Firtash nix foreign bribery charges in exchange for dirt on the Mueller probe.

Former Barbados politician convicted of money laundering

A Brooklyn federal jury found former Barbados minister Donville Inniss guilty of laundering bribes he took from an insurance company. The government had argued that Inniss’s efforts to avoid detection were a clear sign of his wrongdoing.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

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.

DOJ expects more declinations based on compliance

The criminal division's Matthew Miner has said that some companies should be able to secure a declination based primarily on their compliance efforts.

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.

Other areas of business law