In the press release announcing the settlement, the SEC said that it was charging Hitachi with violations of the books and records provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after it inaccurately recorded bribes paid to members of South Africa’s ruling political party in exchange for multi-billion dollar construction contracts.
Chaired by F. Joseph Warin of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, the panel also featured Angela Burgess of Davis Polk & Wardwell; Adam Siegel of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Indrani Franchini, vice president and chief compliance officer of Hess Corp.; and Shanghai-based Sun Hong of Norton Rose Fulbright.
Three federal appeals judges in D.C. expressed doubt that a district court judge had acted outside his powers when he declined to approve a deferred prosecution agreement.
The settlement with shareholders over an alleged cover-up of bribery in China requires the approval of a federal judge in Manhattan.
The federal regulatory agency moved a district court in California to allow it to file an amicus brief supporting former general counsel Sanford Wadler.
The home appliances manufacturer is probing “questionable” gifts and payments that employees of its Chinese subsidiary, Linear Electronics Co. Ltd., gave to government officials.
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.
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.