By Josh Kovensky | February 23rd, 2015

At the SEC Speaks conference, Kara Brockmeyer addressed foreign data privacy laws, the commission’s focus on charging individuals, and the risks faced by small and medium-sized businesses in the current anti-corruption enforcement environment.

By Josh Kovensky | February 20th, 2015

In an assault on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s increasingly popular “cease and desist” proceedings, a Georgia investment company argues that the agency’s in-house system violates the Constitution because its judges can’t directly be fired by the President of the United States.

By Morrison & Foerster LLP | February 20th, 2015

The discussion of the “routine governmental action” exception, represents only the second time an appellate court has addressed this issue and confirms that bribe payments will rarely be found to fall within the ambit of this narrow exception to the FCPA’s bribery prohibition.

By Josh Kovensky | February 19th, 2015

The parties selected Layn Philips, a former District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, to sort out the pending claims. A judge dismissed the plaintiff’s second amended complaint last year.

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 19th, 2015

The industrial manufacturer wrote in the filing that it had already informed both the Justice Department and the SEC about the possible bribery.

By Marisa Iati | February 18th, 2015

The New York-based broker dealer is blaming its audit firm for failing to detect a Venezuelan bribery scheme executed by the company’s former officers.

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 Dylan Tokar | February 13th, 2015

The new amicus brief is the commission’s second attempt to get the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to rule in favor of expanded protection to whistleblowers who report internally to companies or to other government agencies.

By Wall Street Journal | February 12th, 2015

The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act authorizes visa bans and a block on the U.S. assets of corrupt officials of foreign governments.

By Josh Kovensky | February 13th, 2015

The Ontario Securities Commission has been consulting with officials at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower.

By Marisa Iati | February 17th, 2015

The ICU was formed in 2008 to oversee international corruption and fraud investigations, and recently added kleptocracy to its remit.

By Main Justice staff | February 10th, 2015

Among seven pages of written “questions for the record,” the Texas Republican broached a new idea: Don’t enforce the FCPA if a violation occurred in a country with its own anti-corruption laws.

By Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | February 12th, 2015

In the strongest rejection of a DPA to date, Judge Leon found the agreement too lenient, “grossly disproportionate” in light of the conduct charged by the government, expanding upon a recent trend of increased judicial scrutiny of DPAs and similar settlement agreements, and carving out a robust role for federal judges in overseeing the DPA process.

By Josh Kovensky | February 6th, 2015

Saying that there was “no excuse” for the continued delays, Rio Tinto argued that BSGR was “flout[ing]” the court by refusing to produce documents in the letter addressed to Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck for the Southern District of New York.

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