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Recorded Conversations with In-House Counsel Permitted as Evidence in FCPA Trial

Earlier this month, a federal judge in New Jersey held that a secretly recorded conversation between a former chief executive officer and his general counsel may be used by prosecutors as evidence against the former executive...more

1/27/2015 - Attorney-Client Privilege Audio Recording Bribery C-Suite Executives CEOs Crime-Fraud Exception Criminal Prosecution Enforcement Actions Evidence FCPA Foreign Official General Counsel Kickbacks

Red Notice Newsletter - December 2014

Welcome to the December 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, a major cosmetics retailer as well as its subsidiary pleads guilty to...more

12/30/2014 - Aircraft Sales Avon BIS Bribery Bruker China Dallas Airmotive Deferred Prosecution Agreements DOJ FCPA FLIR System Germany Illegal Arms Dealers Life Sciences OFAC Red Notices Retailers SEC SFO UK Bribery Act

Court Of Appeals Reins in Prosecutors in Insider Trading Cases

In a landmark insider trading decision issued on December 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit made important pronouncements favorable to the defense on two recurring and important legal issues: (1) what is...more

12/16/2014 - Hedge Funds Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Material Nonpublic Information Personal Benefit Portfolio Managers Rule 10b-5 Securities Securities Fraud US v Newman

Red Notice Newsletter - November 2014

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, a life sciences company settles multi-country bribery investigations, a...more

12/1/2014 - BIS DOJ EU Export Controls FCPA OFAC Red Notices Sanctions SEC

DOJ and SEC Officials Focus on Enforcement, Self-Reporting and Compliance at International FCPA Conference

From November 18 to 19, 2014, the American Conference Institute held its annual U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) conference outside of Washington, D.C. Keynote speakers including U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)...more

11/25/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance DOJ FCPA Internal Controls Investigations OECD Professional Conferences SEC Self-Reporting Strategic Enforcement Plan

DOJ Clarifies Successor Liability for Foreign Acquisitions in Latest Opinion Release

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its second public opinion release of the year in response to a question posed regarding the applicability of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to a...more

11/21/2014

Study Shows Only Four Parties to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Actively Enforce Convention

According to a recent study by Transparency International (TI), only four of the 41 Parties of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Anti-Bribery Convention (the “Convention”) are “active”...more

11/19/2014 - Anti-Bribery Enforcement Enforcement Statistics OECD

Supreme Court Declines to Review 3rd Circuit Ruling; Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege Decision Persists

On November 10, 2014, the Supreme Court (No. 14-389) declined to review the 3rd Circuit decision (No. 13-1237), In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena, leaving intact the 3rd Circuit’s ruling on the proper bounds of the crime-fraud...more

11/11/2014 - Anti-Corruption Attorney-Client Privilege Compliance Corporate Counsel Crime-Fraud Exception FCPA UK Young Lawyers

Red Notice Newsletter - October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. - This month on the anticorruption front, a Texas company agrees to pay more than $5 million to settle allegations...more

11/3/2014 - BIS Bribery China Construction Industry Engineering EU FCPA OFAC Pharmaceutical Red Notices SEC

Supreme Court Declines to Review Definition of a “Foreign Official” Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: 11th Circuit’s...

On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court declined to review the 11th Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Esquenazi, et. al., leaving standing the appellate court’s expansive definition of “foreign official” under the Foreign Corrupt...more

10/9/2014 - Anti-Corruption Compliance FCPA Foreign Official SCOTUS

Red Notice Newsletter - September 2014

Welcome to the September 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, a Chinese branch of a multinational pharmaceutical company receives a...more

10/2/2014 - Compliance DOJ Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCPA Manufacturers SEC

Red Notice Newsletter - August 2014

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, the former CEO of an aviation company pleads guilty to participating in an...more

8/28/2014 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Corruption DOJ EU FCPA UK

Red Notice Newsletter - June 2014

Welcome to the June 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month, on the anticorruption front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit defines key Foreign Corrupt...more

7/1/2014 - Aerospace BIS China Export Controls Exports FCPA OFAC Oil & Gas Red Notices SEC Shipping White Collar Crimes

SEC Chair Describes Sweeping Initiatives To Reform Market Structure And Increase Transparency

In a speech delivered on June 5, 2014 at the Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference in New York, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White unveiled a package of SEC initiatives aimed...more

6/10/2014 - Compliance Enforcement Financial Regulatory Reform Mary Jo White SEC Transparency

Red Notice Newsletter

Last month in anticorruption news, one of the world’s largest IT companies agrees to pay a nine-digit settlement to U.S. authorities related to bribes paid in Mexico and Eastern Europe; a Japanese commodities trader agrees to...more

5/6/2014 - DOJ Ericsson FCA FCPA Foreign Subsidiaries Hewlett-Packard Japan NCR Corp. Red Notices Rolls-Royce SEC UK

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2014

This month on the anticorruption front, a New York court orders two former Siemens executives to pay record civil penalties in a bribery case involving the company’s Argentina business; Canada prosecutes former executives...more

3/12/2014 - Bribery Canada China Corruption Export Controls Exports FCPA Foreign Official INTERPOL Iran Iran Sanctions OFAC Red Notices

Red Notice Newsletter - December 2013

Introduction - Welcome to the December 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, an oil services giant agrees to pay over a quarter...more

12/6/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Compliance DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA SEC White Collar Crimes

New Risks Associated with Simultaneous U.S. FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act investigations

On November 20, 2013, during a panel presentation at the 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), current and former prosecutors from the United States and the United Kingdom discussed the...more

11/26/2013 - Bribery Compliance Deferred Prosecution Agreements DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA SEC SFO UK Bribery Act

SEC and DOJ Officials Discuss Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Trends and Priorities

On November 19 and 20, 2013, the American Conference Institute held the 30th annual U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) conference outside of Washington, D.C. In addition to keynote addresses by U.S. Department of...more

11/26/2013 - DOJ Enforcement FCPA SEC

DOJ and SEC Officials Outline Considerations for Companies’ Internal Investigations

Companies all over the globe are increasingly aware of the record number of corporate criminal enforcement actions brought in recent years by enforcement authorities to combat corruption, and many companies now are also...more

11/26/2013 - Anti-Corruption Compliance Corporate Counsel DOJ Enforcement FCPA Internal Investigations SEC

Red Notice Newsletter - November 2013

INTRODUCTION - Welcome to the November 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. On the anticorruption front, a Swiss tech company’s former exec is charged in the US...more

11/6/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery China Criminal Sanctions Export Controls FCPA FOIA Medical Devices Sanctions White Collar Crimes World Bank

Red Notice Newsletter - September 2013

INTRODUCTION - Welcome to the September 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, several U.S. financial executives plead guilty in a...more

10/1/2013 - Aerospace Anti-Corruption Bribery China Export Controls Humanitarian Assistance Iran Sanctions ITAR OFAC Red Notices Sanctions

Red Notice Newsletter - August 2013

Introduction - Welcome to the July/August 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. In this month’s edition, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office files its first Bribery Act charges; a...more

9/5/2013 - Bribery DOJ Energy Enforcement Actions Foreign Official Red Notices Russia Settlement SFO UK UK Bribery Act

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