The Texas oil explorer retains former Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer to handle an investigation into its dealings in Guinea and relationship with charitable organizations.
The Texas oil explorer Hyperdynamics acknowledges a Justice Department investigation of possible bribery in Guinea (two weeks after this was first reported here). UPDATED
The firm recently hired a former Deputy Associate Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
His departure follows a months-long back and forth with Democratic commissioners over his proposal to make it more difficult for the Federal Election Commission to cooperate with the Department of Justice.
EXCLUSIVE: As recently as this year, the U.S. Justice Department was scrutinizing Houston’s Hyperdynamics, a one-asset firm that won an enormous oil concession with no prior experience.
The French oil giant was scrutinized in a broader probe of oil industry dealings in Gadhafi-era Libya.
The settlement came after a decade of investigation and two years of negotiation with U.S. authorities. The French energy company will be subject to corporate monitorship by a French national.
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.
"Eric has been in enough difficult jobs at this point, including this one, where he understands that the highs and the lows of what this town thinks -- who is up and who is down -- is completely irrelevant.” -- White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler