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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.”

By Josh Kovensky | March 31st, 2015

The documents were wrongly sent to a witness by a temporary worker trying to return materials after then-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2006 controversially shut down the SFO’s probe of corruption in a U.K.-Saudi arms deal.

By Marisa Iati | March 18th, 2015

The three-judge panel in Philadelphia focused on whether Dahdaleh, a former agent of Alcoa Inc. who was acquitted of bribery allegations in London in 2013, had waited too long to ask the U.S. federal court to compel arbitration with the Bahrain aluminum smelter known as Alba.

By Dylan Tokar | February 19th, 2015

The Canadian construction company vowed to fight charges by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that it bribed officials in Libya.

By Marisa Iati | February 19th, 2015

U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon for the District of Columbia on Feb. 5 said he would not approve a deferred prosecution agreement between the Dutch aerospace services provider and the Justice Department.

By Josh Kovensky | February 10th, 2015

Teva disclosed in 2012 that it had received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission and an “informal request” from the Justice Department for documents relating to the alleged FCPA violations in Russia and Latin America.

By Josh Kovensky | February 5th, 2015

Federal Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C., has frequently required companies to report directly to him post-settlement and today joined a growing chorus of judges demanding more authority over the government’s deal-cutting with corporate wrongdoers.

By Josh Kovensky | January 22nd, 2015

A former executive of PBSJ Corporation has settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act civil charges, while his company entered into the SEC’s second-ever deferred prosecution agreement for an FCPA allegation.

By Dylan Tokar | January 5th, 2015

Banks with branches in the UAE and Jordan also also must comply with the Motorola Credit Corp. discovery requests in long-running litigation to recoup damages from a 1990s-era fraud.

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 Marisa Iati and Mary Jacoby | January 9th, 2015

England’s Serious Fraud Office appeared increasingly desperate in December 2013 exchanges with the Akin Gump lawyer, whose testimony they needed to avoid an embarrassing dismissal of a major bribery prosecution.

By Dylan Tokar | December 22nd, 2014

The Department of Justice stressed the company’s lack of cooperation as a reason for the steep criminal penalty of $772 million, which did not include a discount.

By Marisa Iati | December 22nd, 2014

Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole and Criminal Division chief Leslie Caldwell were among the officials holding a news conference to announce the Alstom Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement – much as an earlier generation of officials had done in 2008 to announce the Siemens resolution.

Paul Hastings LLP
ANALYSIS: Inside Out: The SEC Awards $1 Million Plus to Yet Another Compliance Professional Turned Whistleblower more
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
ANALYSIS: Does SEC’s Enforcement Action Against BHP Billiton Take the FCPA’s Accounting Provisions Too Far? more
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

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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