Bill Stuckwisch was of the mainstays of the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.
Steve Pelak serves as the National Security Division’s Counterespionage Section deputy chief and its coordinator of illegal export prosecutions.
William Baer is the nominee for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division.
After two mistrials, the prosecution seems hapless. But the evidence that might have convinced the juries lay on the cutting room floor.
The veteran antitrust lawyer may hit a hurdle in the Senate, where the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee has vowed to delay Justice Department nominees over the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.
New statistics provide a snapshot of the effect of a bruising political fight earlier this year over the future of Britain’s financial fraud-fighting agency, which also enforces the new U.K. Bribery Act.
The Department of Justice had opposed a watchdog group’s request to file a friend of the court brief in support of the indicted former Democratic presidential candidate.
Hank Bond Walther also supervises the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pharmaceutical initiative targeting bribes paid by the industry to foreign officials.
Failing to keep track of third party vendors’ status after an initial due diligence review leaves companies vulnerable to foreign corruption prosecutions, Joe Spinelli, head of Navigant Consulting’s Anti-Bribery & Corruption Investigations team said in an interview.
Sharis Pozen likely will serve through the president’s first term.
Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch’s media empire continued its legal hiring binge.
John Pisa-Relli was initially hired to focus on managing Thales’s export licensing and compliance program and personnel in the U.S. But soon after joining Thales, he increasingly took on a more prominent role as the principal legal adviser on compliance with U.S. trade controls.
Paul E. Pelletier was often referred to as the ‘heart and soul’ of the section, which he helped build into a white collar law enforcement powerhouse.
Vivian Robinson’s departure also comes amid uncertainty about whether the SFO will survive a government shake-up of its law enforcement apparatus.
Law firms are lending companies associates to assist in FCPA compliance.
Voting takes place May 2 to June 3.
The 34 Assistant U.S. Attorneys sworn in during the ceremonial investiture took office between December 2009 and January 2011.
The move comes amid uncertainty about the future of the Serious Fraud Office.
The 2010 legal tab for the door-to-door beauty products company stood at $95 million.
Historically, leading FCPA lawyers resided in Washington, D.C., close to Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section and the Securities and Exchange Commission. But enforcement trends are bringing non-Washington FCPA lawyers to prominence. We profile the final two lawyers on our list today.
The Arnold & Porter LLP partner expects to see more foreign bribery probes into private equity and pool of asset cases.
Fraud Section Chief Denis McInerney attributed the crush in applications to the lure of its sophisticated white-collar law enforcement, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The panel brought together three Washington, D.C.,-based former colleagues from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud section: Steven Tyrrell, now a parter at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; Arnold & Porter LLP’s Kirk Ogrosky; and Patton Boggs LLP’s Jay Darden.
The company spent a whopping $72 million in the first nine months of this year on a foreign bribery investigation and a related review of its compliance efforts. UPDATED 12:07 P.M.
Prosecutors allege that an Armenian-American crime ring used stolen identities to staff 118 phantom clinics in 25 states and bilk Medicare out of $100 million.
Over the past few years, U.S. Justice Department officials have frequently trumpeted increased collaboration on global anti-corruption efforts. But the exact nature of that collaboration remained unclear.
Criminal defense lawyers with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act experience on their resumes are much in demand as the Department of Justice steps up its enforcement.
The new head of the Civil Frauds Unit spent three years as head of the Medicaid Fraud Unit at the New York Attorney General’s office.
Charles Duross, 39, an acting Deputy Chief, was promoted to temporarily lead the anti-corruption unit in April.
The DOJ Antitrust Division’s successful corporate leniency policy is used to get price-fixing conspirators to rat each other out. It isn’t clear there is the same leverage for DOJ in a similar policy for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.
"Although Burke denied to congressional investigators that he had any retaliatory motive for his actions, we found substantial evidence to the contrary." -- OIG report faulting former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke for giving a Fox News producer a memorandum about Fast and Furious case.