Mayer Brown LLP attorneys in Rio de Janeiro and Washington, D.C., discussed rules issued last month by Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General for complying with the country’s historic new anti-corruption law, the Clean Companies Act.
While containing many familiar themes, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell’s remarks on Friday also marked one of the most focused attempts since publication of 2012’s A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to address complaints from the business community that charging decisions are too opaque.
The Oregon-based maker of night-vision goggles got off with a relatively lenient settlement after the SEC found it provided vacations to Saudi officials in exchange for business. The Justice Department declined to prosecute.
The former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York will work as a counsel on the law firm’s white collar team.
For the first time, the Justice Department deferred requirement of an independent monitor in light of a preexisting agreement with the World Bank.
After spending some $300 million on an internal investigation, the cosmetics company gets a discount on its criminal fine and a break on the term of an independent compliance monitor. UPDATED Dec. 19 with comment from Sean Hecker of Debevoise & Plimpton
After its Chinese bribery settlement, whistleblowers have emerged all over the world, requiring the British pharmaceutical giant to bring on five new outside firms, according to knowledgeable people.
With the White House expected to name its choice to succeed Eric Holder soon, there’s only a little time left for the other 21 people on the “short list” to enjoy their Washington status moment.
Montes allegedly took around $30 million in bribes as part of a Ponzi scheme that used hedge fund payments in Venezuela.
Juan Montes allegedly accepted millions in bribes as part of a Ponzi scheme with Francisco Illarramendi.
On the cusp of the Leslie Caldwell era, another key leader in the division appears to be staying put for now.
The former Magyar Telekom employees were charged by the SEC for paying millions in bribes in 2011.
Can Mary Jo White recover the SEC’s swagger?
U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan ordered that depositions to begin in November.
Spanning Democratic and Republic administrations over nearly thirty years, six former U.S. Attorneys General leapt to the defense of Royal Dutch Shell plc on Monday, saying arguments in a bribery-linked defamation case now before the Texas Supreme Court could hamper law enforcement if allowed to stand.
If former Enron Task Force leader Leslie R. Caldwell is nominated and confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, she’d be the latest task force member to rise to a top policy job.
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan refused a request to delay the start of their depositions until after the criminal statute of limitations in the foreign bribery case has expired.
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 [...]
The Enforcement Division duo replace Robert S. Khuzami, who stepped down in February.
The case continues litigation by foreign bribery defendants this year focusing on U.S. jurisdiction over foreign nationals and could help define the reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for conduct in companies operating almost entirely outside the United States.
At a compliance conference in Washington, the former Attorney General called for greater “transparency” in foreign bribery enforcement.
Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White moves closer to chairing the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“At the SEC, there’s no institution too big to charge,” the former Manhattan U.S. Attorney told senators.
A prosecution declination for the Minnesota industrial conglomerate, thanks to an expanded investigation, voluntary disclosure and enhanced compliance program.
The Justice Department hasn’t tried to block an airline merger since 2001, when its opposition caused a deal between United and U.S. Airways to fail.
The battle for FCPA reform is not dead, it is merely resting.
Three health care industry companies were among the biggest apparent beneficiaries of tax laws allowing deduction of disgorgement and pre-judgment interest, a Just Anti-Corruption analysis found.
Mary Jo White is currently a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York.
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who has lobbied to amend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, mostly heaped praise on the Justice Department Friday for its new guidance to businesses seeking to comply with the foreign anti-bribery statute.