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By Josh Kovensky | March 3rd, 2015

Calling the pharmaceutical industry “high-risk” for FCPA violations, the SEC enforcement chief pointed out that drug manufacturers are uniquely exposed to foreign bribery risk because so many of the people the companies interact with—doctors, pharmacists, hospital administrators—fall under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s “foreign official” definition.

By Dylan Tokar | March 3rd, 2015

In January, the American manufacturing firm disclosed potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations by a Chinese subsidiary to the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Marisa Iati | March 3rd, 2015

The fiber optics manufacturer is investigating potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Angola, Portugal, Thailand and India.

By Marisa Iati | March 3rd, 2015

The life science research company also faces a demand in Delaware to inspect books and records, pursuant to Section 220 of Delaware General Corporation Law.

By Josh Kovensky | February 26th, 2015

The water technology manufacturer launched its initial probe in 2014 after allegations surfaced that Xylem South Korea had violated South Korean anti-trust legislation.

By Marisa Iati | February 26th, 2015

The Houston-based energy drilling services company had previously disclosed investigations into potential foreign bribery violations in Russia and Mexico.

By Dylan Tokar | February 23rd, 2015

The snack food company received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in February 2011 requesting information in connection with licenses for a facility in India.

By Marisa Iati | February 23rd, 2015

The Indianapolis-based pharmaceuticals company in December 2012 had resolved allegations from the SEC regarding conduct in Brazil, China, Poland and Russia.

By Marisa Iati | February 17th, 2015

Executives of the Houston-based oil services company also made “materially false and misleading statements” about compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the complaint alleges.

By Marisa Iati | February 6th, 2015

An attempt by the U.S. government to seize more than $726,000 in allegedly ill-gotten gains is likely to be settled.

By Marisa Iati | January 29th, 2015

A California federal judge ruled that “changed circumstances” warranted the early termination of David Edmonds’s three-year period of supervised release after his 2012 FCPA-related conviction.

By Josh Kovensky | January 5th, 2015

Former Control Components Inc. vice president David Edmonds doesn’t face circumstances extraordinary enough to justify ending his sentence prematurely, argued Justice Department prosecutors in a Monday filing.

By Foley & Lardner LLP | January 5th, 2015

Choices made by the prosecution team provide powerful instruction on what the DOJ expects public companies to do to prevent and detect FCPA violations and, emphatically, what not to do regarding their obligations when it comes to books and records and accounting controls.

By Josh Kovensky | December 24th, 2014

David Edmonds, 62, wants to move to Thailand to be closer to his wife’s family and to be in Southeast Asia for a new job with a Japanese company.

By Josh Kovensky | December 23rd, 2014

The data corresponds with anecdotal information from lawyers and an annual report of the Securities and Exchange Commission, both of which are seeing big increases in Asian whistleblowing.

Paul Hastings LLP
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Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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Foley & Lardner LLP
ANALYSIS: Making the FCPA "Reasonable"— Exceptions and Affirmative Defenses more
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
ANALYSIS: Loretta Lynch Sworn in as New Attorney General – What’s Next? more
Kobre & Kim LLP
ANALYSIS: A New Balancing Act: Comparing the DOJ and World Bank Compliance Guidelines more
Strasburger & Price, LLP
ANALYSIS: Absolute Immunity from Defamation When Cooperating with Government Investigations? Maybe ‒ Maybe ... more

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