Gregory Mason

Gregory Mason

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Avon Settles FCPA Charges

On December 17, 2014, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) resolved Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations being conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with a...more

1/7/2015 - Avon Books & Records Bribery C-Suite Executives China Corporate Criminal Fines Criminal Prosecution Deferred Prosecution Agreements DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA Foreign Official Foreign Subsidiaries Indictments Internal Controls SEC Subsidiaries

Layne Christensen Settles SEC FCPA Probe

-- Negligible Evidence of Business Nexus Element May Explain DOJ Declination - Consenting to a October 27, 2014, Cease and Desist Order, the global water management, construction and drilling company Layne Christensen...more

11/3/2014 - Cease and Desist Orders Consent Order Construction Industry DOJ FCPA Layne Christensen Co SEC Subsidiaries

Esquenazi Opinion Extends Reach of FCPA, Adopting Broad Definition of “Instrumentality of a Foreign Government”

On May 16, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a highly anticipated decision construing the scope of the term “instrumentality” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). See U.S. v....more

5/23/2014 - Anti-Corruption Corruption FCPA Foreign Jurisdictions Foreign Official Instrumentality

SEC Holds Cybersecurity Roundtable

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission conducted a roundtable discussion on cybersecurity and the issues and challenges cyber-threats present for public companies, exchanges, and market...more

3/31/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection SEC

Marubeni Plea Agreement Suggests There May Be More FCPA Charges to Come

In a March 19, 2014 Plea Agreement, the Japanese trading company Marubeni Corporation agreed to plead guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut to a criminal information charging a conspiracy to...more

3/28/2014 - Bribery Corporate Criminal Fines FCPA Plea Agreements

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