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Judges Question U.S., Fokker on Assertion That District Court Can’t Deny Settlement

14 September 2015

Three federal appeals judges in D.C. expressed doubt that a district court judge had acted outside his powers when he declined to approve a deferred prosecution agreement.

Justice Department Compliance Counsel Step Towards Compliance Defense

06 August 2015

Lawyers say that the introduction of a compliance counsel reflects a wider trend: that the skill sets of federal prosecutor and compliance officer are merging as the Justice Department uses compliance as a foundation stone of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.

Fokker Echoes U.S. in Claiming District Court Overreach

23 July 2015

The Dutch aerospace services company said the case should be assigned to a different district court judge on remand.

U.S. Calls Rejection of Fokker Services DPA 'Unprecedented'

21 July 2015

In a reply brief on Monday, the Justice Department said U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's nixing of a deferred prosecution agreement with a Dutch aerospace services provider "violates the separation of powers and contravenes the principle of prosecutorial discretion." Oral arguments are slated for Sept. 11 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Court-appointed Amicus Tells Judge to Discard Fokker Appeal

09 July 2015

Jenner & Block LLP lawyers said U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon in D.C. acted within his jurisdiction when he refused to approve the federal government's settlement agreement with Fokker Services.

Former Justice Department Civil Division Official Rejoins Jenner & Block

05 June 2015

Brian Hauck will add weight to the law firm's West Coast branch as he works as a partner in the Los Angeles office with frequent travel to Washington, D.C.

Corporate Monitorships Should Be 'Non-Political,' Panelist Says

14 May 2015

Speaking at the New York City Bar Association's White Collar Crime Institute, Shirah Neiman of the single-member SN Compliance LLC argued that political appointees shouldn't be part of the Justice Department's approval process for monitors. David N. Kelley of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, Bart M. Schwartz of Guidepost Solutions LLC and Troy A. Paredes of PwC also spoke on the panel.

Sen. Cruz Grills Loretta Lynch on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

10 February 2015

Among seven pages of written "questions for the record," the Texas Republican broached a new idea: Don't enforce the FCPA if a violation occurred in a country with its own anti-corruption laws.

Andrew Weissmann, Veteran of Enron Task Force, Will Lead Justice Department Corporate Crime Efforts

09 January 2015

Weissmann worked alongside Criminal Division chief Leslie Caldwell on the last decade's most notorious corporate crime prosecutions. He was most recently in government as the FBI general counsel.

Patrick Stokes is New FCPA Unit Chief as Duross Departs Justice Department

27 January 2014

As Main Justice previously reported, Duross will join Morrison & Foerster LLP in its Washington, D.C., office after talks with Winston & Strawn, WilmerHale and other firms. UPDATED.

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