The Supreme Court opinion vastly widens the pool of potential whistleblowers.
David M. Maria will focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defense and compliance.
Grassley has been an outspoken advocate for whistleblower issues and a critic of the Obama administrations whistleblowing policies.
By Catherine Hanaway
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) became law in 1977, but not until the last decade have the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) aggressively enforced its provisions.At its core, the FCPA precludes the provision of anything of value to a foreign official to secure or retain business and requires [...]
KBR is being sued by former employees for its secrecy agreements that allegedly prevented whistleblowing to the government.
On the cusp of the Leslie Caldwell era, another key leader in the division appears to be staying put for now.
Frederic Cilins was an agent for BSGR Ltd., the mining company of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz. The U.S. is investigating how BSGR obtained a lucrative mining concession in Guinea. Cilins’s guilty plea comes just weeks before a trial on obstruction of justice charges was to begin.
As a corporate monitor conducts its review, regulators continue to find weaknesses in the bank’s internal money laundering controls, a year after the British bank agreed in its $1.92 billion settlement to fix them.
The American Petroleum Institute says compiled payments data can serve the interests of transparency while still safeguarding commercially sensitive information.
Documents already made public by the New York Times and lawmakers in Congress can still be used in the investor suit, a Delaware judge said.
New protections and rewards for whistleblowers present challenges to lawyers conducing internal probes, former top Justice Department officials said at an ABA legal conference last month.
Christopher Stagg will be joining the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Attorneys representing a Turks and Caicos company that claims to have owned the Aspen, Colo., mansion once used by convicted fraudster Viktor Kozeny say there is no evidence the company is in fact Kozeny’s “alter ego” — even though Kozeny’s mother claims to own it.
The arguments filed Wednesday in a Manhattan appeals court rebut efforts [...]
Lowell Bergman of PBS’ “Frontline” and David Barstow of The New York Times mixed it up with Lynn Neils of Covington & Burling LLP and John Dowd of Akin Gump at an American Bar Association panel in Washington.
The circle tightens around Beny Steinmetz, whose company BSG Resources Ltd is suspected of massive bribery in the Republic of Guinea.
SEN. TED CRUZ DEMANDS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR The firebrand Texas Republican challenges Attorney General Eric Holder over IRS probe.
TONY SOPRANO WOULD JUST BREAK YOUR LEGS. Criminal Division Fraud Section Chief Jeff Knox pushes back against the suggestion the DOJ is running a "protection racket" in cooperation with law firms to shake down corporations for large fines and fees.
HAS FCPA GONE TOO FAR? WSJ MODERATOR ASKS."Why trivialize foreign corruption when no one would trivialize domestic corruption?" Criminal Division Fraud Section Chief Jeff Knox parried at a Wall Street Journal business conference in Washington, D.C.