Stacey M. Sprenkel

Stacey M. Sprenkel

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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5 Takeaways From Former SAP Exec's FCPA Case

On Aug. 12, 2015, Vincente Garcia (former head of Latin American sales for SAP International Inc.) pled guilty in federal court in San Francisco to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition to pleading...more

8/28/2015 - Anti-Bribery Bribery Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Criminal Conspiracy DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA Government Contractors Government Officials Kickbacks Panama Paying Bribes Popular SEC Software Technology Sector

Former SAP Exec Pleads Guilty to FCPA Violations

On August 12, 2015, Vincente Garcia (former head of Latin American sales for SAP International, Inc.) pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In addition to...more

8/18/2015 - Anti-Bribery Bribery Criminal Conspiracy DOJ FCPA Federal Contractors Fraud Guilty Pleas Popular SEC Subsidiaries

California Lawyer 2015 Roundtable Series – False Claims Act

False Claims Act practice is evolving in subtle ways that may particularly affect cases where the federal government does not intervene. Recent decisions help clarify the law’s “first-to-file” rule and who may pursue...more

8/5/2015 - False Claims Act First-to-File KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) KBR v ex rel Carter Litigation Strategies Pleading Standards Public Disclosure Qui Tam Relators Res Judicata Rule 9(b) SCOTUS Statistical Sampling Whistleblowers WSLA

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for May 2015

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary...more

6/10/2015 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corruption Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCPA FIFA Kickbacks Popular

MoFo Global Procurement Quarterly: Winter 2015

In This Issue: - Protection of Security Relevant Information vs. Enhancement of Global Competition – Germany's "No Spy Decree" for Public Tenders under Continuous Scrutiny - RWIND Tenderer Test: Objective or...more

2/19/2015 - Cybersecurity DOJ Enforcement Actions EU Germany Government Contractors Public Procurement Policies

Conviction of First Foreign Official at Trial for Money Laundering Based on Underlying FCPA Bribery Scheme Upheld

Following on the heels of its landmark 2014 ruling in United States v. Esquenazi, the Eleventh Circuit has issued another important decision addressing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in a related case, United States...more

2/19/2015 - Bribery Criminal Conspiracy Criminal Prosecution FCPA Foreign Official Haiti Money Laundering Teleco

The 1st FCPA Case Of 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice wasted no time announcing its first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case of 2015. On Jan. 6, 2015, just two days into the first full week of the new year, Dmitrij Harder, the former owner and...more

2/4/2015 - DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA Foreign Official Indictments Money Laundering Travel Act

DOJ Kicks Off 2015 with an FCPA Enforcement Action Against a Former President of a Philadelphia Consulting Company

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) wasted no time announcing its first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) case of 2015. On January 6, 2015, just two days into the first full week of the new year, Dmitrij Harder, the...more

1/15/2015 - DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA Foreign Official Indictments Money Laundering

DOJ’s Second Opinion Release of 2014: Is DOJ Evolving Away from the Halliburton Opinion Standard?

The Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Department”) just issued its most recent FCPA Opinion Release, only the second in 2014. The Requestor, a publicly traded U.S. consumer products company, sought an opinion as to whether...more

11/20/2014 - DOJ Due Diligence Enforcement Actions FCPA FCPA Guidance Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Integration Jurisdiction Successor Liability Target Company

Upjohn Upheld: D.C. Circuit Re-Affirms Privilege Protections for Multi-Purpose Internal Investigations

In one of the most important decisions of the year for corporate legal departments, on June 27, the D.C. Circuit held that a company’s internal investigation documents were protected by the attorney-client privilege where...more

7/2/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Compliance False Claims Act Internal Investigations Kellogg Brown & Root Upjohn Warnings Work-Product Doctrine

Marubeni Gets Hit Again for FCPA Violations - DOJ Says the Company Did Not Voluntarily Disclose the Conduct and Refused to...

In a courtroom in New Haven, Connecticut, on March 19, 2014, Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni), a storied Japanese trading company headquartered in Tokyo, pleaded guilty to an eight-count criminal information charging Marubeni...more

3/25/2014 - Bribery Corruption DOJ FCPA Power Plants

Corruption Allegations in China Lead to a Shareholder Class Action in the U.S.

The filing of a shareholder class action has become routine following a drop in stock price after the revelation of adverse news about a company. Allegations of corruption at a public company are proving to be no different,...more

9/10/2013 - China Class Action Corruption Foreign Official Oil & Gas Shareholder Litigation Stocks

FCPA Regulators Speak on Newly Released FCPA Guidance and Reiterate Unwavering Commitment to FCPA Enforcement

Last week was a busy week for compliance officers and FCPA practitioners. On November 14, the long-awaited FCPA guidance from the DOJ and SEC was released. In the following days, senior DOJ and SEC officials spoke at the...more

11/21/2012 - Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC

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