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Supreme Court ruling “gives DOJ comfort” in pursuing cross-border cases

Supreme Court ruling “gives DOJ comfort” in pursuing cross-border cases

June 26, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A Supreme Court ruling strengthens the DOJ’s pursuit of multilateral corporate prosecutions. But a dissent could still prove useful to defence lawyers.

Departed FCPA prosecutor: Records will be broken this year

Departed FCPA prosecutor: Records will be broken this year

June 26, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Fry Wernick left the DOJ’s FCPA unit this month to join Vinson & Elkins. In an interview, he expressed confidence that big foreign bribery cases are here to stay.

Narrow scope of legal privilege makes France “preferred hunting ground” for US authorities

Narrow scope of legal privilege makes France “preferred hunting ground” for US authorities

June 26, 2019, GIR

A report that outlines reforms to the French Blocking Statute says the rule of law has become “a weapon of destruction in the economic war led by the US against the rest of the world”.

Brazilian prosecutors highlight coordination in fractured TechnipFMC settlement

Brazilian prosecutors highlight coordination in fractured TechnipFMC settlement

June 26, 2019, GIR

Brazil’s three major enforcement agencies have achieved a long-awaited coordinated resolution with US prosecutors on TechnipFMC’s $301 million foreign bribery settlement.

Brazil-Argentina Odebrecht collaboration agreement gets green light

Brazil-Argentina Odebrecht collaboration agreement gets green light

June 26, 2019, GIR

The recent ratification of a landmark information-sharing agreement between Argentina and Brazil demonstrates the practical difficulties of facilitating cooperation in the region, an audience at an IBA conference in Paris heard.

Squire Patton Boggs adds former DOJ money laundering chief

Squire Patton Boggs adds former DOJ money laundering chief

June 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Clay Porter, a former DOJ money laundering chief and the former head of investigations at Navigant, joins Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, DC.

Recidivist TechnipFMC avoids monitor, pays $300 million to settle FCPA charges

Recidivist TechnipFMC avoids monitor, pays $300 million to settle FCPA charges

June 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Oil and gas company TechnipFMC has settled bribery charges in the US and Brazil. The company, however, was unable to simultaneously resolve an investigation by French authorities.

IBA Paris: Individuals are being thrown under the bus

IBA Paris: Individuals are being thrown under the bus

June 25, 2019, GIR

Brad Simon of Phillips Nizer in New York told the audience at an IBA conference in Paris that companies rarely make it clear to individuals caught up in an internal investigation just how much trouble they are in.

Another special counsel investigator returns to private practice

Another special counsel investigator returns to private practice

June 25, 2019, GIR

Former special counsel investigator Jeannie Rhee says she’s proud of the work she did investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election.

Switzerland's Investigations Bar

Switzerland's Investigations Bar

June 25, 2019, GIR

GIR profiles the leading lawyers in Switzerland’s investigations community.