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Shearman year-end FCPA report highlights year of DOJ declinations

Philip Urofksy, lead author of the report, said the spate of decisions against prosecution likely stems from Criminal Division Fraud Section chief Andrew Weissmann telling prosecutors to clean-up their dockets.

Swiss Bank Program drove increase in NPAs in 2015, plowing new territory

The 75 non-prosecution agreements in the sweeping tax evasion probe show U.S. authorities are becoming more comfortable using such tools to resolve major enforcement initiatives, says Michael Diamant, lead author of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s annual report on DPAs and NPAs.

Justice Department reset FCPA enforcement in 2015

Criminal fines against corporations collapsed to a level last seen nine years ago, at the dawn of the modern FCPA era. But FCPA enforcement not going away. It’s simply changing, say experts from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Jenner & Block, King & Spalding, Skadden Arps and Orrick.

30 foreign companies probed in Brazilian Petrobras scandal

A total of 285 foreign companies did business with Petrobras, and prosecutors are investigating 30 of them, a spokesperson for the Curitiba Prosecutor’s Office in Brazil told GIR on Tuesday Nov. 24.

GIR Awards 2015 – the winners

Lawyers and prosecutors from around the world gathered in New York’s Conrad Hotel on 24 September with journalists from Global Investigations Review and GIR Just-Anti-Corruption to celebrate the great and good of the international investigations bar.

GIR Live New York: Yates memo harmonizes approach to prosecutions, Caldwell says

The Justice Department’s Criminal Division chief discussed the Yates memo on prosecuting individuals in corporate investigations. She spoke at the Global Investigations Review conference in New York today.

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.

Laura Billings to AFMLS

The sanctions expert left Miller & Chevalier in May.

Haiti Teleco official appeals to Supreme Court

Rene Duperval has accused the government of failing to provide sufficient evidence that Telecommunications D’Haiti SAM was a state-controlled enterprise. In February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit denied Duperval’s appeal.

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.

Reed Smith
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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Clifford Chance
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Paul Hastings LLP
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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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