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By Main Justice staff | March 22, 2015

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FCPA Prosecuting Experience, Once a Stop in a Public Service Career, Is Now Springboard to the Private Sector

Criminal Division Fraud Section organizational charts analyzed by Just Anti-Corruption from 2005 to the present show starkly divergent career paths for former FCPA unit prosecutors before and after Mark Mendelsohn jumped to Paul Weiss in 2010. While not a surprise, what’s striking is how completely the numbers have flipped.

On Capitol Hill, SEC Enforcement Chief Parries Criticism of Administrative Law System

Andrew Ceresney on Thursday faced harsh questioning about the agency’s in-house legal system from members of the House Committee on Financial Services.

WilmerHale Snags SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Chief

Anjan Sahni will work as a New York-based partner in the firm’s white-collar and securities enforcement practices.

Kara Brockmeyer and Patrick Stokes Extoll Value of Self-Reporting

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.

Sidley Austin Snags Former Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole

One of the longest-serving DAGs in Justice Department history, Cole will focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters in private practice.

House of Cards: The FCPA Guide’s Claim to Fame

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.

Las Vegas Sands Sanctioned Again for ‘Misrepresentations’ About Macau Data Privacy

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.

Covington & Burling Launches Los Angeles Office

The firm expects to meld its D.C. legal expertise with the needs of L.A.’s media market.

Patrick Stokes Talks FCPA Enforcment at ABA White Collar Crime Conference in New Orleans

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.

Mayer Brown Webinar Explores Ramifications of Brazil’s Petrobras Corruption Scandal

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.

Judge SLAPPs Down Casino Mogul Steve Wynn’s FCPA-Inspired Slander Claim

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 Promotes Mizer to Head Civil Division

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.

Schiff Hardin Nabs Former SDNY Prosecutor

Ryan P. Poscablo is a six-year veteran of the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York.

After 6 Years as Attorney General, Eric Holder Gets Star-Studded Sendoff

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.

Resolve the Stuxnet Leak Investigation

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?

Holder Tears up as DoJ Celebrates 80 Years in Main Justice Building

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.

Scrutiny for Milwaukee U.S. Attorney

James Santelle is under DOJ investigation for possible spending and political violations.


Silence from Sally Yates

DAG nominee won’t give personal opinion on immigration action.


Yates Showcases GOP Support

At her Senate confirmation hearing for DOJ’s No. 2 job.


Menendez Charges Expected

As early as this week.


Obama Demands Lynch Confirmation

President uses weekly radio address to pressure Senate.


Attorney General for Life?

A partisan fight over abortion is keeping the GOP nemesis in office.


Report: Oregon U.S. Attorney Was Stalking

Amanda Marshall was placed on leave after alleged stalking of a male prosecutor who worked for her.


Wife of Wounded Judge Asks for Prayers

Not just for her husband, but for his shooters


From Acting Solicitor General

To acting on ‘House Of Cards’.


Holder’s Parting Shot

Outgoing AG wants lower standard for civil-rights offenses


More Nepotism at DOJ

Head of department’s INTERPOL branch secured jobs for son and relatives.


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President Barack Obama speaks at outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's portrait unveiling ceremony.



Attorney General Eric Holder called for a lower bar to federal civil rights prosecutions in an exit interview with Politico's Mike Allen.