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By New York Times | August 20, 2014

In this photo released by the White House following protest in Missouri over a police shooting, the older and more outspoken Attorney General appears to be the teacher, President Obama the student.

Holder’s Big Test: Ferguson

Holder will face the community as the first black attorney general and as a leader with a long history in law enforcement.

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Cleary Gottlieb Represented Vale During Corporate ‘Dupe’ Over Guinea Mining, Rio Tinto Says

Key meetings between mining companies Vale and Rio Tinto took place in Cleary Gottlieb’s New York offices, Rio Tinto’s revised RICO complaint says, among other new details.

Contract Reviews: Putting the Shine Back in the Mining and Metals Industries

Facing lower commodity prices and less access to capital, natural resource extraction companies are increasingly turning to contract reviews to control capital and expense-related outflows.

Jeanne E. Davidson Nominated to U.S. Court of International Trade

A top Justice Department Civil Division official gets the nod.

Judge Who Sentenced Ala. Gov. Siegelman Arrested After Wife Calls 911 in Alleged Beating

Police say U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was on the bed when they entered the hotel room, which smelled of alcohol. There was broken glass and hair on the floor. Blood was discovered in the bathroom.

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The special prosecutor who obtained an abuse of power indictment against the long-time Republican governor was once set to become the U.S. Attorney in Texas’s Western District.

FBI Withheld Information on National Security Letters, DOJ IG Asserts

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has accused the department of stonewalling some information requests with improper assertions of privilege.

DOJ Declination for Layne Christensen in Africa FCPA Probe

But the drilling and construction firm remains in settlement talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Esquenazi, Rodriguez File Supreme Court Petition in FCPA Instrumentality Challenge

In May, the Eleventh Circuit rejected Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez’s challenge of the Justice Department’s interpretation of a key Foreign Corrupt Practices Act definition.

Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections Do Not Apply Outside U.S., Appeals Court Rules in Siemens Case

A Taiwanese citizen working in China for a Germany company who is fired for reporting allegedly corrupt contracts in North Korea isn’t covered by United States anti-retaliation whistleblower protections, the Second Circuit rules.

Classified Work for the U.S. Led to Leniency for Ex-American Banknote Corp. CEO

EXCLUSIVE: It took ten years for a judge to sentence Morris Weissman for a 2003 accounting fraud conviction – in part because the former CEO of the secure transactions and anti-counterfeiting company had been working with U.S. intelligence.

DOJ ‘Decapitates’ the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

Today, the DOJ announced that 36 more members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas had pleaded guilty to racketeering, bringing the total number of convictions in its six-year investigation to 73.

Mayer Brown’s Urgenson Talks Financial Industry FCPA Risk

Top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defense lawyer Laurence Urgenson participated in a teleconference Thursday about international enforcement of anti-corruption laws.

DOJ’s National Security Division Chief Warns of Dire Cyber Threat; Pleads for Public-Private Cooperation

Assistant Attorney General John Carlin’s recent major speech offered a retrospective of the department’s current and historic cybercrime initiatives, as well as an urgent call to arms.

FinCEN Proposes Rule to Curb Anonymous Shell Companies

But the increased reporting obligations could be daunting for already overburdened compliance professionals.

India’s New Corporate Social Responsibility Law Exposes U.S. Companies to New Fraud Risks

US companies may be at increased risk as a result of India’s well intended new law surrounding Corporate Social Responsibility.

Innospec Defendants Sentenced

Four men have been sentenced in London following years of investigation by the SFO into Innospec’s misconduct in Iraq and Indonesia.

Updated FCPA Corporate Monitors List Has Three New Names

Just Anti-Corruption maintains a historical list of corporate monitors in all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements.

S&P Faces Off Against DOJ

Demands documents from DOJ, Treasury Sec. Geithner from the government’s lawsuit against S&P.


DOJ Wanted to Investigate Taser Death

NAACP calls on DOJ to investigate a man tasered to death in CA.


Comey on Shurtleff

Visits Salt Lake City, doesn’t comment on DOJ-FBI split in investigation.


What Can Holder Do in Ferguson?

With AG in Ferguson today, can he bring peace?


Holder Editorial

A message to the people of Ferguson.


How to Stop Police Brutality

Columnist: We need reforms, not more training.


McDonnell’s Defense

Says gov was ‘Mr. Honest,” wife ‘diva-ish.’


Ferguson Video

Police released video despite DOJ concerns.


DOJ in Ferguson

Seeks truth, calm.


Billionaire Named in Anti-Iran Group Suit

Commodities investor Thomas Kaplan calls it harassment.


Happy Anniversary, Preet

Looking into Preet Bharara’s five years in office.


Ferguson’s Savior?

Can Capt. Ron Johnson of the MO Highway Patrol bring peace to Ferguson?


No Arrest Warrant for Perry

First TX gov to be indicted since 1917.


Obama: Enemy of the Press

James Risen calls President ‘greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.’


National Guard to Ferguson

Called in among continued chaos, violence.


Michael Brown Autopsy

Shown teen was shot six times.


Lighter White-Collar Sentences

Advocates pushing for lighter sentencing in wake of laxer drug sentencing.


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