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

Counsel Watch: US firm guides electrics company to $230 million fraud DPA

In the latest counsel watch, a team from Jones Day leads Ohio-based electric services company FirstEnergy to a multimillion-dollar settlement over allegations it made fraudulent payments to public officials for beneficial treatment.

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

Cryptocurrency exchange agrees US anti-money laundering settlement

Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has agreed to pay $100 million in the US to settle allegations that it allowed illegal trades and violated the country’s anti-money laundering rules.

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

Delays at Rio Tinto mine in Mongolia blamed on mismanagement

An independent report into delays at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia offered different explanations than Rio Tinto, which previously blamed challenging ground conditions.

10 August 2021

Keysight Technologies slapped with US arms control penalty

The company unsuccessfully challenged the State Department’s decision to classify certain radar software under US arms controls regulations.

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

Quinn Emanuel partner heads to Linklaters

Richard Smith joins Linklaters’ dispute resolution practice as a partner in Washington, DC.

09 August 2021

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