Jonathan Barr

Jonathan Barr

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2015 Year-End Update

Both the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have continued their focus on anticorruption enforcement in 2015. Although there was a decline in enforcement...more

4/20/2016 - Corporate Fraud Corruption Criminal Prosecution Deferred Prosecution Agreements DOJ FCPA Government Investigations SEC Self-Reporting Settlement White Collar Crimes Yates Memorandum

DOJ Attempts to Encourage Corporate Self-Disclosures With the Announcement of a One-Year FCPA Pilot Program

Pursuing a classic “carrot and stick” approach to incentivizing corporate self-disclosure of FCPA violations and individual wrongdoing connected to FCPA violations, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section announced a...more

4/14/2016 - Corporate Counsel Criminal Penalties DOJ FCPA Federal Pilot Programs Federal Sentencing Guidelines Remediation Self-Reporting Voluntary Disclosure Yates Memorandum

Global Tax Enforcement in 2016: What You Need to Know

The investigation and prosecution of tax evasion has, in the past decade, grown from a specialized subcategory of law enforcement into a first-tier policy concern for the international community. Financial institutions,...more

1/5/2016 - DOJ Enforcement Actions FACTA Financial Adviser Financial Institutions Foreign Banks IRS John Doe Investigation Swiss Banks Tax Evasion

Clean Hands, Smart Deals: A primer on complying with foreign anti-bribery laws

With the approaching financial year-end and the consequences of external audits, along with the new and increased risk of individual liability executives face in light of the recent Department of Justice “Yates Memorandum”,...more

11/13/2015 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Compliance FCPA White Collar Crimes

No Room for Companies to Gamble as the Feds Double Down on FCPA Enforcement

In 2014, a record-setting year for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the largest-ever DOJ FCPA resolution—an over $772 million criminal fine for French power company...more

4/9/2015 - Alstom DOJ Enforcement Statistics FCPA Strategic Enforcement Plan

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2014 Year End Update

Over the course of 2014, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) have continued their aggressive enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). This has led to critical...more

3/4/2015 - Corporate Counsel DOJ Enforcement Actions Enforcement Statistics FCPA Popular SEC

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - 2014 Mid-Year Update

The first half of 2014 has seen several important developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) as well as other anti-corruption laws worldwide. The FCPA has been in existence for more than 35...more

8/18/2014 - Compliance DOJ Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCPA Hewlett-Packard Popular SEC

The FCPA on Steroids: Brazil Ups the Ante in Fighting Corporate Corruption

Recently, in the wake of massive protests throughout Brazil concerning corruption and other issues, Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff dramatically increased anti-corruption prohibitions in Brazil by signing into law the...more

8/12/2013 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Bribery Compliance Enforcement FCPA Foreign Jurisdictions New Legislation White Collar Crimes

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