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By Rahul Rose and Josh Kovensky | September 11, 2022

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UPDATED: Friday, September 18th

Why Are Internal Investigations in China So Difficult To Navigate?

Global Investigations Review’s second-annual GIR Live New York conference will feature a panel discussion on the best ways to navigate Chinese state secrecy laws, and on what happens when the Chinese authorities hear about a U.S. settlement over misconduct in China.

Global Investigations Review Reveals GIR Awards Shortlist

Global Investigations Review will announce the winners of the GIR Awards at a glamorous black-tie ceremony in New York on Sept. 24.

Sigelman Sentenced to 3 Years Probation in Foreign Bribery Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas, remaining hostile to the government to the end, gave no prison time to the former PetroTiger Ltd. co-CEO.

Quinn Emanuel Snags Sam Williamson from Kirkland & Ellis

The only former federal U.S. prosecutor practicing in Asia who also speaks Mandarin and Japanese, Williamson will be managing partner of Quinn’s Shanghai office.

Criminal Division Will Do More to Explain Charging Decisions, Caldwell Says

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.

Judge Tosses Conservative Provocateur James O’Keefe’s Libel Claim Against Main Justice

Main Justice accurately reported the outcome of the videographer-activist’s 2010 prosecution in Louisiana, meaning O’Keefe had no claim, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled.

Senior Deputy Chief James Koukios Departs DOJ’s Criminal Fraud Section

The former Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit trial attorney and Assistant Chief is the 16th prosecutor since 2010 to jump to an FCPA-related private sector job. UPDATE: Morrison & Foerster issued a press release on April 6 confirming Just Anti-Corruption’s previous report that Koukios is joining the firm.

FCPA Prosecuting Experience, Once a Stop in a Public Service Career, Is Now Springboard to the Private Sector

Criminal Division Fraud Section organizational charts analyzed by Just Anti-Corruption from 2005 to the present show starkly divergent career paths for former FCPA unit prosecutors before and after Mark Mendelsohn jumped to Paul Weiss in 2010. While not a surprise, what’s striking is how completely the numbers have flipped.

On Capitol Hill, SEC Enforcement Chief Parries Criticism of Administrative Law System

Andrew Ceresney on Thursday faced harsh questioning about the agency’s in-house legal system from members of the House Committee on Financial Services.

WilmerHale Snags SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Chief

Anjan Sahni will work as a New York-based partner in the firm’s white-collar and securities enforcement practices.

Kara Brockmeyer and Patrick Stokes Extoll Value of Self-Reporting

Addressing Georgetown Law’s Corporate Counsel Institute in Washington, D.C., the top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcers at the SEC and DOJ emphasized that companies that cooperate with foreign bribery investigations will receive leniency.

Sidley Austin Snags Former Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole

One of the longest-serving DAGs in Justice Department history, Cole will focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters in private practice.

House of Cards: The FCPA Guide’s Claim to Fame

For all those who work in the corporate compliance space, Claire Underwood’s chosen reading material is their own little inside joke. UPDATED with COMMENT FROM CHUCK DUROSS

Transparency Groups Ask Treasury to End Secrecy Surrounding Foreign Real Estate Acquisitions in U.S.

The letter was in reaction to a recent New York Times series, called “Towers of Secrecy,” that unmasked the foreign owners behind secretive shell companies that have acquired hundreds of millions of dollars in luxury New York real estate.

Las Vegas Sands Sanctioned Again for ‘Misrepresentations’ About Macau Data Privacy

A district judge rebuked Las Vegas Sands Corp. for ignoring the court’s previous sanctions order and continuing to use Macau data privacy laws to delay discovery in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by the former CEO of the gaming company’s Macau-based operations.

Covington & Burling Launches Los Angeles Office

The firm expects to meld its D.C. legal expertise with the needs of L.A.’s media market.

Patrick Stokes Talks FCPA Enforcment at ABA White Collar Crime Conference in New Orleans

Stokes, a Deputy Chief inside the Justice Department Criminal Division Fraud Section, gave his insights into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement and revealed more details of the FBI’s new anti-corruption squad.

Mayer Brown Webinar Explores Ramifications of Brazil’s Petrobras Corruption Scandal

On Wednesday, Mayer Brown attorneys Salim Jorge Saud Neto in Rio de Janeiro, Kelly B. Kramer in Washington, D.C.; and São Paulo-based Leonardo Morato laid out recent developments in Brazil’s wide-ranging investigations into bribery and kickbacks at the state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Former Fraud Section Chief Jeff Knox Emphasizes Importance of ‘Bigger-Ticket Items’ in FCPA Compliance

Knox told corporate professionals at a conference Wednesday to focus less on gifts, travel and entertainment when designing compliance programs.

Scrutiny for Milwaukee U.S. Attorney

James Santelle is under DOJ investigation for possible spending and political violations.

Silence from Sally Yates

DAG nominee won’t give personal opinion on immigration action.

Yates Showcases GOP Support

At her Senate confirmation hearing for DOJ’s No. 2 job.

Menendez Charges Expected

As early as this week.

Obama Demands Lynch Confirmation

President uses weekly radio address to pressure Senate.

Attorney General for Life?

A partisan fight over abortion is keeping the GOP nemesis in office.

Report: Oregon U.S. Attorney Was Stalking

Amanda Marshall was placed on leave after alleged stalking of a male prosecutor who worked for her.

Wife of Wounded Judge Asks for Prayers

Not just for her husband, but for his shooters

From Acting Solicitor General

To acting on ‘House Of Cards’.

Holder’s Parting Shot

Outgoing AG wants lower standard for civil-rights offenses

More Nepotism at DOJ

Head of department’s INTERPOL branch secured jobs for son and relatives.

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Attorney General Eric Holder called for a lower bar to federal civil rights prosecutions in an exit interview with Politico's Mike Allen.

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