Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (USA)

DOJ pushes back against adverse FCPA ruling

“A contrary ruling would create a gaping loophole in the law that would frustrate the FCPA’s statutory purpose,” prosecutors said in their appeal of a foreign bribery case that was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds.

31 March 2022

Ex-adoption agency employee sentenced to a year over Uganda bribery

Robin Longoria, who worked at a now-defunct adoption agency, admitted to falsifying documents to secure US adoptions from Uganda.

24 March 2022

Two appeals courts shut down Mexican healthcare agency’s bribery appeal

“It is hard to imagine that Mexico’s interest in this suit would be less than that of the United States,” the Sixth Circuit said in ruling that Mexico is a better venue for the case.

21 March 2022

FCPA Docket: US aims to fix “corruption problem”

In today’s news roundup, a Republican senator wants to expand the FCPA to target companies that enable alleged human rights abuses in China and a Treasury Department official says the US knows it has its “own corruption problem”.

04 February 2022

Senior Fraud Section official prepares to leave DOJ

The acting chief of the Fraud Section is looking to leave the US Department of Justice for private practice, according to people familiar with the matter.

03 February 2022

DC circuit judge calls SEC whistleblower rule “ambiguous”

A US appeals court heard arguments from two individuals who claimed they were entitled to a whistleblower award in Novartis’s 2016 FCPA case.

01 February 2022

Norton Rose partner heads to Brown Rudnick

Jeffrey Cottle, a former in-house compliance lawyer, has joined Brown Rudnick as a partner in the firm’s white-collar defence, investigations and compliance practice in Washington, DC and London.

25 January 2022

SNC-Lavalin’s former World Bank monitor joins Steptoe

Iris Bennett is one of two Smith Pachter McWhorter partners to recently leave the firm’s white-collar defence and investigations practice.

24 January 2022

US court rejects Chinese distributor’s FCPA contract claims

A Brooklyn federal judge dismissed claims by a Chinese distributor that its contract with a US medical device company was unfairly terminated on foreign bribery grounds.

21 January 2022

Mobile TeleSystems prosecutor joins MoFo

Manhattan federal prosecutor Edward Imperatore has left the DOJ for Morrison & Foerster.

19 January 2022

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