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By Steptoe & Johnson LLP | August 26th, 2015

This enforcement action appears to be the first based entirely on a theory of improper hiring and internship practices, but it is unlikely to be the last.

By Mary Jacoby | August 18th, 2015

In a conference call with journalists, SEC Enforcement Division Director Andrew Ceresney hailed the settlement as the first to conclude that internships can violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act if they are provided to win or retain business. UPDATED with statement from BNY Mellon.

By Marisa Iati | July 30th, 2015

The U.K. pharmaceuticals company is already investigating alleged bribery in Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.

By Marisa Iati | July 23rd, 2015

The Dutch aerospace services company said the case should be assigned to a different district court judge on remand.

By Marisa Iati | July 2nd, 2015

The London-based construction company said in April that it had wrapped up an internal investigation into alleged bribery and had reported the results to the U.K. Serious Fraud Office.

By Marisa Iati | July 2nd, 2015

The case in the Southern District of New York signifies the United States’s joining a telecom investigation by several European countries.

By Josh Kovensky | June 29th, 2015

The World Bank report focused on the dealings of 206 companies between 2002 and 2009. In 2009 alone, the report says, “connected firms evaded approximately $217 million worth of taxes” more than ordinary private companies would have evaded in similar circumstances.

By Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | June 29th, 2015

For U.S. government contractors, the opportunities to provide services and expertise to foreign governments are lucrative, but this enforcement action also highlights the risks associated with obtaining such contracts.

By Marisa Iati | June 23rd, 2015

The company was accused of making facilitation payments, which are illegal under the U.K. Bribery Act.

By Marisa Iati | June 17th, 2015

A former vice president of the Florida-based defense company pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for his involvement in the corruption scheme.

By Marisa Iati | June 10th, 2015

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.

By Marisa Iati | June 5th, 2015

The U.S. is now acknowledging that investigators are looking at the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar while Sepp Blatter, as he prepares to step down from leadership of FIFA,

By Josh Kovensky | April 24th, 2015

At the hearing on Friday, Judge Breyer immediately expressed his disbelief at the charges, saying that the government had neither jurisdiction nor good reason to go after the alleged bribery scheme.

By Marisa Iati | April 17th, 2015

The newest reports on Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Australia are the latest of the international economic organisation’s studies of anti-bribery efforts around the globe.

By Marisa Iati | April 13th, 2015

The Dutch aerospace provider said U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s refusal to approve its settlement agreement denies Fokker what it thought it was getting: a “full and final resolution.”

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
ANALYSIS: The UK Appoints New Anti-Corruption Unit: A Look at the Global Ramifications more
Paul Hastings LLP
ANALYSIS: The DOJ Hires its Own FCPA Compliance Expert to Determine When a Company Should be Criminally Charged more
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
ANALYSIS: The Internships that Backfired: BNY Mellon Settles FCPA Investigation over Intern Hiring Practices more
Bryan Cave LLP
ANALYSIS: Court Ruling Narrows Jurisdictional Reach of FCPA for Foreign Actors, Rejecting Government’s Overreach... more
Squire Patton Boggs
ANALYSIS: Australian Federal Police Launch Crackdown on Foreign Bribery by Corporates more
Proskauer Rose LLP
ANALYSIS: Seventh Circuit Rejects Court Challenge to Pending SEC Administrative Enforcement Proceeding more

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.

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