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DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

17 August 2017

The US Department of Justice has closed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe into Vantage Drilling, the Houston-based offshore contractor has announced.

US closes FCPA probe into IT company within a year

US closes FCPA probe into IT company within a year

16 March 2017

After self-reporting possible FCPA violations to US authorities around 10 months ago, an information technology company has been told by the DOJ and SEC that the case has been closed without further action.

ABA London: Yates Memo clashes with SFO’s stance on internal investigations

14 October 2015

Following the principles laid out in the Department of Justice’s internal memo on prosecuting culpable individuals could lead companies to run afoul of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, said Adam Safwat, a former deputy chief in the Justice Department's criminal fraud section, at the ABA's Fourth Annual White Collar Crime Institute in London on Oct. 13.

Views Vary on Whether FBI Recording Policy Should Extend to White-Collar Investigations

28 May 2015

The Justice Department now encourages its investigators to record interviews even with people who are not under arrest. The policy elicits strong reactions - pro and con - from the corporate defense bar.

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.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear FCPA 'Instrumentality' Challenge

06 October 2014

The appeal was seen by pro-business groups as a chance to "clarify" the foreign anti-bribery statute, but a May decision in the 11th Circuit will now stand as defining those "foreign officials" to whom it is illegal to pay bribes.

Instrumentality Ruling Boosts Justice Department's FCPA Unit

30 May 2014

The 11th Circuit's decision - which affirmed the DOJ's oft-disputed definition of "foreign official" - will reduce the challenges available to defendants and simplify preparation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.

Raman, McInerney Depart DOJ's Criminal Division

19 March 2014

On the cusp of the Leslie Caldwell era, another key leader in the division appears to be staying put for now.

Justice's FCPA Unit Replenishes Itself with New Hires

07 February 2014

The Criminal Division Fraud Section unit that prosecutes foreign bribery has also extended job offers to two more lawyers, knowledgeable people say, following a spate of recent departures. CORRECTED

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