Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (USA)

Cognizant to pay $95 million to settle FCPA-related class action lawsuit

The information technology company says it expects most of the settlement amount will be paid by its insurers.

08 September 2021

Joseph Walker moves to Orrick

Squire Patton Boggs’ white-collar and investigations practice head has left the firm for Orrick.

07 September 2021

Second Circuit hears DOJ’s Hoskins appeal

Second Circuit judges peppered a US prosecutor and a defence lawyer with questions over whether a former Alstom executive acted as the agent of a US subsidiary during a foreign bribery scheme.

17 August 2021

Former FCPA prosecutor heads to Nelson Mullins

Adam Safwat has left Weil Gotshal & Manges to join Nelson Mullins as a partner.

12 August 2021

FCPA Docket: Swiss asset manager moves to nix DOJ case

In today’s news round-up, a Swiss asset manager challenges the DOJ’s corruption case against him and two FCPA whistleblower lawyers net another award for a client.

12 August 2021

FCPA and national security cases set for greater overlap

The Biden administration’s messaging could breed further cross-pollination between corruption and national security matters.

11 August 2021

DOJ appoints permanent FCPA Unit chief

The DOJ has made David Last the permanent head of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit.

11 August 2021

Direct selling company reports FCPA probe after merger

A beverage and direct selling company reported possible FCPA violations to US authorities after an investigation was carried out at a business it merged with.

10 August 2021

First Circuit says Haiti bribery defendants entitled to new trial

The DOJ has failed to kill a judge’s ruling that two businessmen previously convicted of foreign bribery must be retried because of an ineffective defence lawyer.

10 August 2021

Waste disposal company discusses possible US settlement

Stericycle says it has entered talks with US authorities over a possible resolution tied to an FCPA investigation.

06 August 2021

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