Francesca Harker

Francesca Harker

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Corruption Enforcement Goes Global

As BakerHostetler recently reported in its FCPA Mid-Year Update, the phenomenon of parallel prosecutions is gaining popularity as more countries enact and enforce anti-corruption legislation....more

8/22/2013 - Anti-Corruption Brazilian Labor Act Canada Compliance Corruption Criminal Prosecution DOJ Enforcement FCPA SEC UK UK Bribery Act

A Shift in Whistleblower Protections: New Incentives for Employees to Report to the SEC Directly

On July 17, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA) L.L.C. that whistleblowers are only eligible for protection under Dodd-Frank when they make disclosures directly...more

7/31/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank FCPA Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Whistleblowers

SEC Creates New Task Forces and Analytical Hub to Crack Down on Financial Reporting and Microcap Fraud

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced three initiatives together with a promise to employ an increasingly proactive approach to discover fraudulent accounting and securities practices....more

7/11/2013 - CRQA Financial Action Task Force Financial Reporting Fraud SEC

The Floodgates are Open: Second Whistleblower Award Sparks Speculation Over What's Next

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order awarding three whistleblower awards to tipsters who helped the SEC with its enforcement action against Locust Offshore Management, LLC and its CEO Andrey...more

6/18/2013 - DOJ Enforcement Actions Fraud Hedge Funds SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Total S.A. to Pay $398.2M to Settle Alleged FCPA Violations

On May 29, 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced agreements with Total S.A. (Total) to settle alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA or the Act) violations for a...more

6/4/2013 - Anti-Bribery Cease and Desist Deferred Prosecution Agreements Disgorgement DOJ FCPA Penalties SEC

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