The Senate did not act on Valerie Caproni’s original nomination, received late last year.
Tom Perrelli rejoins the firm he has spent his entire legal career outside of the Justice Department.
Critics of deferred prosecution agreements say they don’t deter corporate crime. But businesses are increasingly looking at how they transform law enforcement into a regulatory role.
After being panned for his performance at oral arguments, Donald Verrilli has emerged a winner.
A friend of the president’s since Harvard Law School, Perrelli oversaw the Civil Division.
The Justice Department’s opposition doesn’t withstand scrutiny.
The FBI is resisting changes in interrogation tactics.
The announcement comes after months of a concerted lobbying effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to amend the FCPA, which prohibits bribes to foreign officials to win business. UPDATED: 6/15
Mukasey will lend the weight of a federal judge and former top law enforcement official to the debate over the 33-year-old foreign bribery law as a political storm brews around the statute.
On the heels of a Congressional staff briefing on the FCPA sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in April and a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the law in November, a House Judiciary Committee staffer says his panel will hold a hearing. UPDATED 2:52 p.m.
Staffers were told not to commit to anything.
The event comes amid a lobbying push for legislative changes to the FCPA and is being sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Federalist Society and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The team assembled by the Chamber already consisted of a former attorney general, several former Justice Department officials and counsels to the Senate Judiciary Committee prior to the new additions. UPDATED 3:30 p.m.
Judge Emmet Sullivan will hold hearing on fees.
The Criminal Division chief said he did not see any need or momentum to amend the foreign bribery law.
The administration used the correct process, nominee says.
The plaintiffs’ legal team requested $60.8 million for their efforts in Keepseagle v. Vilsack, which was filed more than a decade ago.
Voting takes place May 2 to June 3.
Mukasey joins an all-star team of former Justice Department officials and counsels to the Senate Judiciary Committee retained by the Chamber to lobby on the foreign bribery law.
The lobbying effort is a sign of the growing political swirl around the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which has become an expensive thorn in the side of international business.
The Solicitor General nominee clerked for Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., from July 1984 to August 1985.
“Corrupt institutions really go to the core of the problems in our country,” said Anthony Barkow, executive director of NYU’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.
The luxury handbag magnate’s appeal of his conviction related to a failed Azerbaijan oil deal represents the first-ever challenge to the evidentiary standard required to satisfy the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s so-called knowledge element.
“My question is, who’s going to jail?” Sen. Arlen Specter said.
The hearing comes at a time when U.S. authorities have aggressively expanded FCPA enforcement, prompting the business lobby to propose changes to the law.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s call for change seems to have let loose a barrage of criticism.
The debate over a leniency program came the same day the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a paper calling on Congress to reform the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform will release a paper Wednesday that advocates amending the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court means the administration needs a new Solicitor General, but both the White House and potential nominees seem uninterested in rushing a replacement.
The Northern District of Illinois U.S. Attorney once accused Holderman of “petty harassment” of prosecutors. A 2006 Chicago Council of Lawyers review found the judge regularly “yells, screams and intimidates.” UPDATED: 3:16 p.m.
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.