Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

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China Launches 'Operation Sky Net' to Snare Corrupt Fugitives

13 April 2015

In renewing its efforts to repatriate corrupt officials who have fled the country, the Chinese government may be paving the way for increased cooperation with U.S. and other law enforcement authorities abroad.

FCPA Prosecuting Experience, Once a Stop in a Public Service Career, Is Now Springboard to the Private Sector

19 March 2015

Criminal Division Fraud Section organizational charts analyzed by Just Anti-Corruption from 2005 to the present show starkly divergent career paths for former FCPA unit prosecutors before and after Mark Mendelsohn jumped to Paul Weiss in 2010. While not a surprise, what's striking is how completely the numbers have flipped.

K&L Gates Recruits Former Justice Department Trial Lawyer

12 January 2015

Marla Tun Reschly has conducted internal investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Alstom to Pay Largest FCPA Criminal Fine Ever for Worldwide Bribery Scheme

22 December 2014

The Department of Justice stressed the company's lack of cooperation as a reason for the steep criminal penalty of $772 million, which did not include a discount.

Pemex Petition for RICO Case Rehearing Denied

25 August 2014

The Second Circuit previously found that the company's RICO claim had no U.S. jurisdiction.

Mayer Brown's Urgenson Talks Financial Industry FCPA Risk

08 August 2014

Top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defense lawyer Laurence Urgenson participated in a teleconference Thursday about international enforcement of anti-corruption laws.

Pemex RICO Case Has No U.S. Jurisdiction, Appeals Court Decides

16 July 2014

The Mexican state-owned oil company had argued that the use of U.S. banks to further an alleged bribery scheme targeting its employees gave it U.S. jurisdiction.

Pemex Makes Final Case for U.S. Jurisdiction in RICO Case

08 July 2014

A U.S. District Court judge tossed out Pemex's racketeering civil lawsuit last year on territoriality grounds.

FCPA Expert Audrey Harris Joins Mayer Brown

05 May 2014

Harris joins long-time colleague Laurence Urgenson in the law firm's Washington D.C. office.

Laurence Urgenson Joins Mayer Brown

25 March 2014

Laurence Urgenson, who left Kirkland & Ellis LLP, previously served as Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

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