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U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas, remaining hostile to the government to the end, gave no prison time to the former PetroTiger Ltd. co-CEO.
The only former federal U.S. prosecutor practicing in Asia who also speaks Mandarin and Japanese, Williamson will be managing partner of Quinn’s Shanghai office.
While containing many familiar themes, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell’s remarks on Friday also marked one of the most focused attempts since publication of 2012’s A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to address complaints from the business community that charging decisions are too opaque.
Main Justice accurately reported the outcome of the videographer-activist’s 2010 prosecution in Louisiana, meaning O’Keefe had no claim, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled.
The former Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit trial attorney and Assistant Chief is the 16th prosecutor since 2010 to jump to an FCPA-related private sector job. UPDATE: Morrison & Foerster issued a press release on April 6 confirming Just Anti-Corruption’s previous report that Koukios is joining the firm.
Free Main Justice site offering Department of Justice news to relaunch as a scaled-back blog.
Andrew Ceresney on Thursday faced harsh questioning about the agency’s in-house legal system from members of the House Committee on Financial Services.
Should the former PetroTiger Ltd. CEO and the Justice Department reach no settlement, the department next month will face its first FCPA-related test before a judge and jury since 2012.
Anjan Sahni will work as a New York-based partner in the firm’s white-collar and securities enforcement practices.
Addressing Georgetown Law’s Corporate Counsel Institute in Washington, D.C., the top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcers at the SEC and DOJ emphasized that companies that cooperate with foreign bribery investigations will receive leniency.
At Georgetown Law’s 2015 Corporate Counsel Institute on Thursday, Kara Brockmeyer, chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s FCPA unit, and Patrick Stokes, Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, participated in a panel on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, moderated by Nathaniel B. Edmonds of Paul Hastings LLP.
For all those who work in the corporate compliance space, Claire Underwood’s chosen reading material is their own little inside joke. UPDATED with COMMENT FROM CHUCK DUROSS
Transparency Groups Ask Treasury to End Secrecy Surrounding Foreign Real Estate Acquisitions in U.S.
The letter was in reaction to a recent New York Times series, called “Towers of Secrecy,” that unmasked the foreign owners behind secretive shell companies that have acquired hundreds of millions of dollars in luxury New York real estate.
A district judge rebuked Las Vegas Sands Corp. for ignoring the court’s previous sanctions order and continuing to use Macau data privacy laws to delay discovery in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by the former CEO of the gaming company’s Macau-based operations.
The firm expects to meld its D.C. legal expertise with the needs of L.A.’s media market.
Stokes, a Deputy Chief inside the Justice Department Criminal Division Fraud Section, gave his insights into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement and revealed more details of the FBI’s new anti-corruption squad.
On Wednesday, Mayer Brown attorneys Salim Jorge Saud Neto in Rio de Janeiro, Kelly B. Kramer in Washington, D.C.; and São Paulo-based Leonardo Morato laid out recent developments in Brazil’s wide-ranging investigations into bribery and kickbacks at the state-owned oil company Petrobras.
Former Fraud Section Chief Jeff Knox Emphasizes Importance of ‘Bigger-Ticket Items’ in FCPA Compliance
Knox told corporate professionals at a conference Wednesday to focus less on gifts, travel and entertainment when designing compliance programs.
Defendant James Chanos’s motion to strike the case under California’s law protecting free speech on issues of public interest was “particularly apt in this case,” U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick wrote from San Francisco.
Holder is promoting Mizer from a position as senior advisor to the Attorney General, where he dealt with issues related to constitutional law, national security, civil rights, civil litigation, antitrust law, as well as the Supreme Court.
Ryan P. Poscablo is a six-year veteran of the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York.
President Barack Obama, along with soul legend Aretha Franklin, paid tribute to the third-longest serving Attorney General as Holder’s official portrait was unveiled.
Opinion: As Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to leave office amid a legacy of aggressive national security leak probes, what will he do about a leak that many suspect may have been authorized by the White House itself?
The outgoing Attorney General has spent much of his professional life in or around the 1930s-era Art Deco building housing the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington.