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 [...]
U.S. authorities arrested an executive of a subsidiary of the French engineering giant at John F. Kennedy International Airport for his alleged involvement in a foreign bribery scheme in Indonesia.
Patton Boggs LLP announced yesterday that former Texas U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks has officially joined the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group in Dallas, Texas.
The news came as the Associated Press reported that Armstrong admitted to doping in a taped interview with Oprah Winfrey to be aired on Thursday.
But Judge Richard Leon also cautioned against drawing “sweeping conclusions” about overall Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement from one case, in remarks made during a panel discussion.
Michael F. Hertz helped to pioneer use of the False Claims Act to fight fraud during his tenure with the Civil Division.
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Corporations want assurances that they won’t linger on a suspensions list after entering a guilty plea, which could lead to a loss of federal contracts or cash flow problems, government contracting attorneys say.
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) doesn’t want corporations convicted of federal offenses to see penalties merely as the cost of doing business.
Switzerland’s corruption probe Alstom S.A. sparked copycat investigations of the French engineering giant around the globe. But the Swiss effort fizzled.
The stakes are higher now that the Bank has set its sights on major multi-national corporations and increased its information sharing with the DOJ, SFO and other local authorities.
People familiar with the matter told Just Anti-Corruption that a thaw in relations doesn’t mean a settlement is nigh.
The DOJ’s False Claims Act investigations are proliferating in number and often take years to resolve, delaying the recovery of taxpayer funds and punishment of fraudulent companies.
But a federal prosecutor credited increased government resources and more sophisticated tactics for detecting fraud.
A lawyer for John O’Shea said the Lindsey verdict won’t impact his related case, scheduled for trial in the coming weeks.
Judge Emmet Sullivan will hold hearing on fees.
Five former Justice Department officials and federal prosecutors made the list.
Patton Boggs partner Bob Luskin will serve as Alstom’s lead counsel moving forward as the French company navigates corruption investigations in eight countries. UPDATED: 5:10 p.m.
The plaintiffs’ legal team requested $60.8 million for their efforts in Keepseagle v. Vilsack, which was filed more than a decade ago.
“Will our people and our corporations be happy to march to the drumbeat of China and India? I think the jury still out on that question,” said Joe Brand, a veteran international law partner at Patton Boggs LLP.
The Bank will soon release a set of guidelines it uses to determine what constitutes an adequate compliance program.
Patton Boggs LLP will take part in a conference Dec. 2 at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., examining the bank’s intensifying anti-corruption and sanctions activity. “We expect large international corporations will be much more in focus than before,” the law firm’s John Oberdorfer says.
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 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.
The nation’s worst environmental disaster seems likely to generate the biggest legal action. Will it also usher in an era of cooperation between government prosecutors and private litigators?
In a hypothetical case study, the American Conference Institute’s “Government Investigations for Life Sciences” conference in Philadelphia Sept. 27 and 28 explores the dynamics of a government negotiation as a fictional pharmaceutical company attempts to resolve myriad legal issues.
John S. “Jay” Darden is a partner at Patton Boggs specializing in white-collar criminal matters and government investigations. He is a former assistant chief of the Justice Department’s criminal Fraud Section.
Kirk Ogrosky is a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP where he defends corporations and executives in criminal and civil health care fraud cases and investigations.
As enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has sky-rocketed over the past eight years, Justice Department officials have consistently trumpeted the benefit of disclosing potential violations as soon as they are discovered.
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.