The former FCPA Unit assistant chief and co-general counsel and chief compliance officer at Weatherford International Ltd is moving to Orrick in September.
A letter from defense counsel revealed the broad scope of discovery requests made by Rio Tinto in its RICO civil case concerning Guinea mining.
At the American Health Lawyers Association meeting last week, Department of Justice officials signaled that the Department may shift to a model of bringing slightly fewer health care fraud cases overall but bringing them against large corporations, their executives, and other high profile targets. According to Law360, Daniel R. Anderson, the deputy director of the commercial litigation branch in the Civil Division, said that “[c]riminal enforcement is slightly down if you look at the statistics, but I wouldn’t take too much from that. We’re finding that our criminal [prosecutor] colleagues are turning more toward institutional fraud. … The investigations that they’re opening are larger.”
Attorneys for the plaintiff in Liu v. Siemens have argued that Congress intended the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions to apply extraterritorially, but the Siemens team maintains there simply is no link to the US in the case, according to an audio recording of the argument was recently obtained from the court by Just Anti-Corruption.
A U.S. District Court judge tossed out Pemex’s racketeering civil lawsuit last year on territoriality grounds.
Zhenli Ye Gon is set to be extradited to Mexico after being arrested in 2007 and a drug conspiracy charge against him was dismissed with prejudice in 2009.
A number of rulings from the court had made the SEC’s pending trial against Noble Corp. executives a tall task.
Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen were set to go to trial on July 9 in Houston for alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Nigeria.
The Anglo-Australian miner says serving nine of the eleven parties is enough to move forward in its civil RICO lawsuit against companies it alleged used bribery to swipe a Guinean iron ore concession.
Lawmakers have recently increased pressure on the government over whistleblower rights.
The FBI is probing whether News Corp violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law enforcement source said.
For nearly 15 years, the United States has had the worldwide corruption enforcement stage to itself, reaping billions of dollars in fines and settlement payments from companies that have acknowledged engaging in bribery in foreign countries. That monopoly, however, may soon end. In a report entitled Left Out of the Bargain, the World Bank recently observed that “the country of enforcement was different from the country where the official was bribed or allegedly bribed” and that the country of enforcement has rarely shared its financial recoveries with the countries where the corruption occurred. Motivated by the potential financial recovery in a time where governments are struggling financially and aware of the financial benefit the U.S. has gained from corruption abroad, we believe that countries that have largely ignored corruption enforcement may become more active. As a result, companies may face additional punishment as multiple sovereigns pursue penalties for the same conduct.
The government has sought to seize millions in assets from the son of the dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
Lawrence Hoskins and William Pomponi were charged in the same superseding indictment in July 2013
A top supervisor of the DOJ’s FCPA unit says he can’t overstate how international cooperation has changed the game; insists the department doesn’t “outsource” its investigations, and says if a whistleblower discloses significant corruption that a company didn’t disclose, a “traditional covert investigation” from prosecutors may ensue.
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