The life sciences research company moved to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that it illegally fired its former general counsel for blowing the whistle on alleged bribery in China.
Former Justice Department FCPA prosecutor Maria Gonzalez Calvet, now at GE, spoke about investigating in Brazil, Russia, India and China alongside Jeremy Levin of Baker Botts LLP, Peter Spivack of Hogan Lovells and Sulaksh Shah of PwC.
The Dutch aerospace services company said the case should be assigned to a different district court judge on remand.
The one-day event in New York in September will focus on judgment calls and gray areas in international investigations. Last year, keynote speaker Marshall Miller of the DOJ’s Criminal Division made news by calling on companies to turn in their wrong-doing employees to receive cooperation credit.
The action filed under the department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative pursues $12.5 million in allegedly ill-begotten assets located in the United States.
The report by the human rights and pro-democracy organization looks at 29 countries now operating under authoritarian regimes.
Jenner & Block LLP lawyers said U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon in D.C. acted within his jurisdiction when he refused to approve the federal government’s settlement agreement with Fokker Services.
The telecommunications company came under government investigation in 2012 for alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in China.
The executives are defending against a shareholder lawsuit derived from allegations that a donation to a Macau university was actually a bribe to a government official.
Lawyers for the Dutch aerospace services company and the United States filed separate opening briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, contending that federal Judge Richard J. Leon overstepped his authority when he refused to approve a deferred prosecution agreement between the parties.
Sanford Wadler alleges the life sciences company illegally fired him after he reported to its audit committee suspicions that Bio-Rad had bribed foreign officials in China.
The only former federal U.S. prosecutor practicing in Asia who also speaks Mandarin and Japanese, Williamson will be managing partner of Quinn’s Shanghai office.
James Tillen of Miller & Chevalier Chartered said the case represents an unconventional books-and-records charge because it involves the company’s internal forms.
The Houston-based energy drilling services company spent $18 million in the first three months of 2015.
Russian nuclear executive Vadim Mikerin has pleaded not guilty to demanding bribes from a lobbyist and is awaiting trial in Maryland.
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.