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 [...]
But Judge Richard Leon also cautioned against drawing “sweeping conclusions” about overall Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement from one case, in remarks made during a panel discussion.
The Chamber of Commerce wants law enforces to clarify the definition of “foreign official” in upcoming FCPA guidance.
The former Securities and Exchange Commission director of enforcement helped shape the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the 1970s.
Michael Tremonte and Justin Sher are teaming up to open the New York law boutique.
Judge Keith P. Ellison, in handing down the lenient sentence, also expressed reservations about the fairness of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Shur joined the department in 2008 and supervised more than 30 federal prosecutors during his tenure.
The courtroom was filled with lawyers for a number of the other defendants, many of them well-known white-collar attorneys in Washington, D.C. The proceedings also had another high profile spectator — DOJ Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer.
The eleventh-hour deliberations also offered a window into the government’s strategy. Bruce said that it was his impression the prosecutors did no plan to call Bistrong.
If the words on tape aren’t clear, it’s not our problem, the defense insists.
The Justice Department has heralded the case, dubbed the “shot show sting,” as a hallmark of its FCPA enforcement regime, regularly touting at legal conferences the aggressive undercover law enforcement techniques used in the investigation.
Prosecutors are looking into other current and former executives in a joint venture that bribed Nigerian officials for contracts related to a liquefied natural gas facility, after reaching new cooperation agreements.
Prosecutors are seeking to introduce evidence of allegedly corrupt deals in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia, and Africa in a massive FCPA case.
The case is the culmination of an elaborate multiyear sting operation in which FBI agents, in coordination with a government cooperator, posed as representatives of the West African country of Gabon.
Last year, Kosmos Energy’s plans to sell a stake in an offshore oil field for $4.3 billion to Exxon Mobil Corp. were scuttled amid murky politics and other wrangling in Ghana.
A lawyer for a cooperating witness can’t apply to be a federal prosecutor, at least for now.
The oil facilities engineer involved in the controversial offshore oil field near Ghana, Jubilee, said it found no violations of the U.S. foreign bribery law.
Wojciech Chodan’s extradition and plea agreement are a sign of the growing reach of U.S. anti-corruption efforts.
Wojciech Chodan had previously fought his extradition from the U.K.
The defendant has hired three lawyers at Kobre & Kim LLP.
A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit placed clear limits on the U.S. government’s ability to freeze assets under legal assistance treaties with foreign governments, ruling that a forfeiture judgment by a Brazilian court was required before the U.S. could seek a freeze order.
A special prosecutor sorting through the wreckage of the case against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is investigating whether Justice Department lawyers pressured an FBI agent to falsify a summary of his notes from an interview with a government witness
President Obama is reviewing the Attorney General’s decision to try the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in federal court in New York. Caught in the middle is a group of elite counterterrorism prosecutors who are waiting to see what role they’ll play in the trial of the century.
For attorneys in the burgeoning Foreign Corrupt Practices Act legal arena, the sensational bribery case against 22 defense and law enforcement contractors is the hottest one on the docket.
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.