The case has been followed closely for evidence of how courts are interpreting complicated new whistleblower protections enacted under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
A former computer security technician at Wal-Mart is alleged to have been the source for a New York Times’s series on the retailer’s alleged bribery in Mexico and subsequent cover-up. The fight over privilege is taking place within lawsuits seeking securities class action status against Wal-Mart.
Carmen Lawrence, who spent nearly 20 years in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, came to the firm from Fried Frank, where she was co-head of securities enforcement and white-collar criminal defense.
Former and current DOJ Fraud Section Deputy Chiefs discuss the pros and cons of speeding up foreign bribery investigations.
The company said in its annual report that the Justice Department had joined the SFO in looking into bribery allegations in China and Indonesia.
The new charges go too far by effectively accusing him of obstructing a Republic of Guinea probe into Beny Steinmetz Group Resources Ltd.’s mining concession, the French national argues.
The London-based NGO’s investigations into corruption in African oil and mining industries have inspired everything from corporate transparency laws to the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “Blood Diamond.”
Prosecution witness Bruce Hall had pleaded guilty to charge relating to alleged bribery conspiracy involving Bahraini royals.
Serious Fraud Office Director David Green is seeking £19 million in extra funds for investigations of Rolls Royce and Barclays and other expenses.
The bank announced it had recently discovered roughly $400 million in bogus loans from its Mexican subsidiary to Oceanografia, a Mexican oil services company.
Steven Jacobs, former head of Sands China Ltd., filed a wrongful termination suit in October 2010, claiming he was pushed out as director of the casino’s Macau operations because he raised concerns about bribery.
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But China continues to probe in its own anti-corruption sweep of the pharmaceutical industry.
Frederic Cilins, a former agent for Beny Steinmetz Group Resources Ltd., has said contracts allegedly showing the company paid a bribe to win a mining concession in Guinea are fake.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to influence the legal landscape by intervening in more lawsuits, the SEC’s Sean McKessy tells Main Justice.
The white collar defense lawyer focuses on government investigations as well as criminal, civil and administrative enforcement proceedings.
In this unusual Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution, Asem Elgawhary – who headed a joint venture with Egypt’s state-owned electricity company — is accused not of giving the bribes, but taking them.
Leslie Caldwell, the former head of the Justice Department’s Enron task force, declined to answer senators’ FCPA-related questions until she’s confirmed to lead the Criminal Division.
The drug and medical device manufacturer had identified ‘expense violations’ in China.
Gary Giampetruzzi worked at Pfizer Inc. for 13 years.
The petrochemical company self-disclosed a potential FCPA violation in 2009, reportedly involving a payment made to an individual affiliated with a company in Kazakhstan.
Wal-Mart spent well over $381 million on FCPA matters in its previous fiscal year.
Sharon Binger, who joined the SEC’s Enforcement Division in 2008, has been an assistant regional director in the New York office since 2011.
The baby formula maker said the Chinese subsidiary’s spending violated its internal policies.
Charges remain pending against a co-CEO who has likewise been accused of committing wire fraud, conspiracy to violate the FCPA, conspiracy to launder money and substantive violations of the FCPA.
Steven Kaufmann is likely to work closely with new anti-corruption practice chief Charles E. Duross, the former head of the Justice Department criminal Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.
Attorneys are split over the significance of a recent order marking two of the highest civil penalties ever ordered against individuals for foreign bribery.
A code of practice is published by the Serious Fraud Office and Crown Prosecution Service in advance of the introduction of DPAs to the U.K. legal system on Feb. 24.
Hooking arguments for amending the 1977 foreign anti-bribery law to a popular bipartisan push in Congress to make the criminal laws more fair.
The hiring of Karen Dunn, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton and White House associate counsel to President Obama, is part of the firm’s build-up of its Washington office.
The amount of the penalty was related to the Tokyo-based manufacturer’s failure to disclose the cartel back in 2011, when Bridgestone settled allegations of a separate price-fixing conspiracy that included Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
The negotiations, which began in 2012, have stalled over the last six months as both sides have rebuffed proposed agreements.