Elite Washington lawyers participated in a corruption investigation of former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko that helped set the stage for what the White House condemned as her “politically motivated” prosecution and conviction this week.
The U.K. Serious Fraud Office is “actively looking” to go after foreign companies that use corruption to shut out ethical British competitors.
Eight new partners are named in Washington office, one in Brussels and one in Silicon Valley.
When he ran the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division in the George W. Bush administration, Covington & Burling LLP partner Thomas O. Barnett advocated a less heavy hand.
The move comes after internal criticism of the group’s fundraising, grant management and lack of grassroots support in the U.S.
After cultivating a reputation for his public service efforts, Tony Herman gets picked up by the FEC.
One recent whistleblower saved the agency between six and 12 months of investigative work, an SEC official said.
On May 1, a law criminalizing bribery of public officials of foreign governments and international public organizations went into effect in China.
Vivian Robinson’s departure also comes amid uncertainty about whether the SFO will survive a government shake-up of its law enforcement apparatus.
Two of the lawyers were bumped up to of counsel. Three were promoted to special counsel.
There is still considerable uncertainty among corporate counsel about whether their organizations are ready for the United Kingdom’s new anti-bribery law, an online survey conducted by Main Justice showed.
Long-awaited guidance uses “common sense,” Justice officials say.
Nancy Boswell is departing after “considerable reflection” and 17 often troubled years.
Transparency International-USA is guided by a multi-stakeholder Board and Advisory Council comprised of leaders with experience in government, business, development assistance, academia and the non-profit sectors.
Voting takes place May 2 to June 3.
Covington & Burling LLP’s Robert Amaee will lead a complimentary webinar on March 28 co-hosted by Serious Fraud Office general counsel Vivian Robinson and Washington, D.C.-based Covington partner Steven Fagell, a former deputy chief of staff to the head of the U.S. Justice Department Criminal Division.
The Howrey LLP partners will join Covington & Burling LLP in its D.C. office.
What will it mean for multinational companies who do business in China? It’s too soon to say.
The move comes amid uncertainty about the future of the Serious Fraud Office.
A former Manhattan Assistant U.S. Attorney and an ex-Fraud Section prosecutor are supervising a new unit dedicated to complex national and international financial cases.
Guidance to prosecutors for implementing the U.K. Bribery Act won’t be released until Downing Street works through the political hurdles raised by business that have caused an 11th-hour delay in implementation.
“I don’t understand why they don’t have the guidance out,” said Charlie Montieth, the former chief policy adviser at the Serious Fraud Office.
From 1975 to 1985, Carol Elder Bruce worked in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia.
Chief policy adviser Charlie Monteith was appointed as counsel at White & Case LLP’s London office.
Robert Amaee’s departure from the SFO after 18 months comes amid uncertainty for the agency’s future.
Covington & Burling LLP’s Steve Fagell on hot topics on FCPA and securities law enforcement.
“They have not gone so far as to provide clear benchmarks” for how to credit companies in FCPA settlement negotiations for voluntary disclosure and cooperation, Fagell said of the DOJ. “That comes down to a desire of the department … [to] retain discretion over their cases.”
A new practice is formed to give advice on several fronts when a major disaster occurs.
Les Carnegie has more than a decade of experience in controls on exports and foreign investment in the U.S., the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and U.S. anti-boycott laws, the firm said in an announcement Tuesday.
Veteran prosecutor Charles La Bella joined the Fraud Section earlier this month and will be stationed in the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Diego.
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.