ABM Industries Inc. spent $135,000 from February through April on its internal investigations into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
WilmerHale LLP was honored for Practice Group of the Year, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP taking top honors in the category FCPA Trailblazers. Kobre & Kim LLP was honored for Trial Firm of the Year.
Main Justice on May 6 will unveil complete profiles of the 31 firms honored this week at our invitation-only Best FCPA Lawyers & Client Service Awards luncheon, held Tuesday at The Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C.
In addition, Main Justice will release its highly anticipated Global Anti-Corruption Practice Survey, an essential and comprehensive new guidebook that [...]
The retail giant said that “given the inherent uncertainties in such situations, we can provide no assurance that these matters will not be material to our business in the future.”
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The company expects to spend as much as $45 million in its first quarter.
The Justice Department hasn’t tried to block an airline merger since 2001, when its opposition caused a deal between United and U.S. Airways to fail.
Diebold spends $1 million on Q4 FCPA-related costs and sees an operating loss in part due to a settlement accrual.
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon today narrowed the scope of reporting requirements he is demanding that International Business Machines Corp. accept before he’ll approve the company’s $10 million foreign bribery civil settlement.
Investigative reporter David Barstow discusses the thinking behind Wal-Mart’s failure to self-report corruption in Mexico.
The New York Times strikes another blow, alleging in lurid detail how Wal-Mart’s Mexican subsidiary paid bribes to open 19 different locations.
Having completed a settlement with U.S. authorities for foreign bribery, the Texas pipeline contractor Willbros Group Inc. has virtually eliminated spending on its corporate monitor, according to a regulatory filing.
Charges against Willbros for alleged bribery in Ecuador, Bolivia and Nigeria were dismissed in April at the end of its three-year deferred prosecution agreement, which required [...]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. sees a jump in legal costs and acknowledges it is investigating possible foreign bribery in at least three new countries.
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The scope is of the remediation efforts is staggering: 300 lawyers and accountants have spent 79,000 hours reviewing Wal-Mart’s compliance programs in 27 countries.
And the Wall Street Journal publishes a mini-section in today’s paper on that hot new thang, the FCPA.
The New York building maintenance company ABM Industries Inc. is spending almost $200,000 per month on an internal probe of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the company said in a regulatory filing.
The statute prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.
The company informed the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission in December that [...]
The company anticipates spending $35 million to $40 million in each of the remaining quarters.
The big-box retailer may have issues complying with laws against anti-money laundering and tax evasion, Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman and Elijah Cummings assert in a new letter.
Just Anti-Corruption has learned that the British anti-fraud agency is prepared to move against the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, in headlines in Britain over corruption allegations. But it has not pulled the trigger.
Beong-Soo Kim served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California for nine years.
Wal-Mart has hired outside attorneys to look at compliance measures in other corruption-prone countries.
Before joining Wal-Mart in 2004, Tom Gean was the top federal prosecutor in the Western District of Arkansas during George W. Bush’s first term.
The internal investigation is staffed with lawyers who have extensive knowledge about how the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit works.
Can the statute of limitations be extended? There are ways, former prosecutors say.
Charges were formally dismissed this month after the three-year agreement ended.
Bill Stuckwisch was of the mainstays of the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.
Matthew Orwig previously served as managing partner at SNR Denton in Dallas.
Hank Bond Walther, a former top U.S. Justice Department health care fraud and foreign bribery prosecutor, has joined international law firm Jones Day. Just Anti-Corruption reported his his impending move last October.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP's BRIAN LOUGHMAN ON TRENDS IN GLOBAL FORENSIC ACCOUNTING: Loughman, the Americas leader of Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, discusses how increased government enforcement, awareness of corruption risk and an emphasis on proactive compliance assessments by corporations is driving double-digit growth in the New York-based practice he leads.
FCPA TRIAL FIRM OF THE YEAR: Finalists are announced in Main Justice's 2013 Best FCPA Lawyer Client Service Awards category, Trial Firm of the Year. The diamond award went to Eric Bruce and Matt Menchel of Kobre & Kim LLP for their defense of two FCPA sting trial defendants.