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GIR 100 2019

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Lambert takes aim at DOJ prosecution

Lambert takes aim at DOJ prosecution

Former transportation executive Mark Lambert, who was recently convicted of bribing a Russian official, has argued that two of the counts he was found guilty of should be struck off.

US orders Ericsson to pay $1 billion, retain monitor in FCPA settlement

US orders Ericsson to pay $1 billion, retain monitor in FCPA settlement

The DOJ and SEC have penalised Swedish telecoms company Ericsson for its lack of remediation as part of a $1 billion settlement to resolve charges that it bribed government officials in Asia and Africa.

Former Miami US attorney joins Greenberg Traurig

Former Miami US attorney joins Greenberg Traurig

Benjamin Greenberg, a former US attorney in the Southern District of Florida, is joining Greenberg Traurig.

DOJ appoints permanent FCPA chief

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.

SEC official dismisses talk of AML enforcement

The head of the SEC’s foreign bribery unit played down talk of the agency using the FCPA’s accounting provisions to penalise anti-money laundering failures.

DOJ “is not looking to stretch the bounds of agency”, says Benczkowski

Criminal division chief Brian Benczkowski said that the DOJ will not take a sweeping position that parent companies should automatically be held liable for their subsidiaries’ misconduct.

Hoskins moves to nix conviction

Former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins asked a Connecticut federal court to throw out his recent foreign bribery conviction or grant him a new trial, arguing prosecutors had produced insufficient evidence of guilt.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

SEC, DOJ emphasise importance of data analytics

“I think from the SEC point of view the answer is pretty clear: It's absolutely a good thing,” said a senior official in the securities regulator’s foreign bribery unit.

FCPA unit management team takes shape

After several management departures over the summer, the DOJ’s foreign bribery unit has promoted two attorneys from within.

Editor's picks

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

A WilmerHale partner is serving as the monitor for German dialysis maker Fresenius following the company’s FCPA settlement earlier this year. The pick is one of several recent appointments that suggest efforts are being made to address an apparent bias in monitor selections.

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

New guidance on how the DOJ approaches companies’ inability-to-pay claims coupled with a rise in multilateral enforcement actions could lead to more businesses arguing that they are too poor to pay proposed fines.

 

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