UPDATED: Thursday, May 23 at 6:06 p.m. EDT
WilmerHale LLP was honored for Practice Group of the Year, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP taking top honors in the category FCPA Trailblazers. Kobre & Kim LLP was honored for Trial Firm of the Year.
Main Justice on May 6 will unveil complete profiles of the 31 firms honored this week at our invitation-only Best FCPA Lawyers & Client Service Awards luncheon, held Tuesday at The Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C.
In addition, Main Justice will release its highly anticipated Global Anti-Corruption Practice Survey, an essential and comprehensive new guidebook that [...]
Industry groups say the SEC failed to properly take into account their costs when implementing Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law – a rule they argue doesn’t guarantee a human rights benefit.
The government accepted pleas in the Control Components Inc. case in part after reassessing the risks of a jury trial, a Fraud Section deputy chief said at the American Bar Association white collar meeting in Las Vegas.
Congressional Democrats have joined activist organizations and U.N. experts in defending new U.S. regulation of the trade in minerals thought to fuel war in the Congo.
The SEC rejects industry arguments, saying its Congo conflict minerals rule was both required by Congress and equitably crafted.
The lawyer for 74-year-old former Control Components Inc. CEO Stuart Carson argued that prison wasn’t necessary to show respect for the FCPA. The judge disagreed.
The cosmetics company will make disclosures to shareholders as it resolves apparent U.S. foreign bribery violations uncovered during a costly internal probe.
The human rights organization, which has worked to expose the extent of international crimes and weapons proliferation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says the new rule is key to its own ethical investment strategies.
It is unclear whether the parties reached any settlement outside of court.
Just Anti-Corruption was able to confirm three firms representing the studios in the high-profile foreign bribery probe.
Former Control Components Inc. President Stuart Carson and his wife, Hong “Rose” Carson, were sentenced in California by Judge James V. Selna.
Few surprises in a list compiled by Reuters: Most are former top Bush I and II-era Justice Department officials.
The scope is of the remediation efforts is staggering: 300 lawyers and accountants have spent 79,000 hours reviewing Wal-Mart’s compliance programs in 27 countries.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., which settled a self-disclosed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matter in August, has an open door policy regarding whistleblowers, in-house counsel Sarah Chopp told an American Bar Association conference in Washington, D.C.
Prosecutors want Hong “Rose” Carson, the former China and Taiwan sales director of Control Components Inc., to serve six months of home confinement and pay a $20,000 fine for authorizing bribery in Taiwan.
The law firm and its former client said that the complexities of the case call for mediation.
Cosgrove is the former sales executive at the California valve company Control Components Inc. who pleaded guilty in May to a single count of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by authorizing bribes in China.
Sidley Austin LLP is saying that a bribery-related malpractice lawsuit against it from Watts Water Technologies Inc. is “preposterous” and asks that it be thrown out.
The law firm said it was never asked to conduct FCPA due diligence by former client Watts Water.
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Watts Water has sued Sidley Austin for allegedly not telling it about a written “kickback policy” at a company it purchased and later sold.
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SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro visited China this month to discuss sharing of auditing documents.
The company has agreed to compliance changes and $10 million in attorney’s fees.
An auditor’s travails highlight the problem of Chinese state secrecy laws for Western law and accounting firms.
Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Mark Kirk are teaming up to fill the big shoes left by Patrick Fitzgerald.
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.
"I am not going to respond to what I view as the ad hominem attack on this prosecutor." -- Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Malis in response to remarks from then-private attorney Eric Holder.