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Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - August 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Department of Justice (DOJ) ended its probe of Net1 UEPS Technologies, according to SEC filings from the South African-based payment processing company. The company received a declination from the Securities and Exchange...more

New Fed Policy Eliminates Ability of Settlement Options to Include Payments to Non-Party NGOs

by Snell & Wilmer on

On June 7, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all Department of Justice (DOJ) components and 94 United States Attorney’s Offices prohibiting them from entering into any agreement on...more

New Criminal and SEC Charges Signal Aggressive Enforcement of Insider Trading Liability for Disclosure of Political Intelligence

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On May 24, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced insider trading charges relating to a scheme in which a federal...more

North Carolina Legislative Update - May, 2017 #3

by Brooks Pierce on

This week at the General Assembly the Senate focused on moving legislation through committees while House Budget leaders focused on the budget bill (S 257). House leaders have indicated they hope to hold votes on the budget...more

AG Jeff Sessions Left Compliance Officers with More Questions than Answers … and an Invitation

by NAVEX Global on

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s Annual Conference last week. Whatever your politics are, it was important that we hear from him on his priorities for...more

Bridging the Week - April 2017 #2

SEC Chairman Nominee Advances: Jay Clayton took another step to becoming chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission when the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved his nomination for the...more

Trump and the FCPA: Perception Is Not Reality

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Many have questioned whether President Donald Trump, who as a businessman called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) a "horrible law" in 2012, would seek to change the law, its enforcement or both. However, recent...more

White Collar Enforcement and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Enforcement activity under the Obama administration often made headlines for the eye-popping level of fines, with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, and economic sanctions...more

Red Notice Newsletters - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Las Vegas Sands Corporation Agrees to Pay Approximately $7 Million to Resolve DOJ FCPA Enforcement Action – On January 19, 2017, Las Vegas Sands Corporation (“Sands”), a Nevada-based...more

"A Trump-Appointed AG May Not Translate to Less Aggressive Enforcement"

Forecasting the enforcement priorities of the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Trump administration is difficult at best. Previous statements from both President Donald Trump and his nominee for attorney general, U.S....more

Laws and Legal Reforms against Corruption Are Approved

by White & Case LLP on

Derived from the historic constitutional reform which created the National Anticorruption System (“SNA”) in May 2015, the Mexican Congress approved a group of laws that comprises the legal framework that will make effective...more

China Proposes Revisions to Laws on Commercial Bribery

by Dentons on

On February 25, 2016, China's State Council released proposed draft amendments to the anti-bribery provisions of China's Anti-Unfair Competition Law ("AUCL"), a broad –ranging law with provisions on commercial bribery as well...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Expanding Whistleblower Protection - Recent Senate Bill Represents Big Changes"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

A new bill unanimously passed the U.S. Senate in July that could make it significantly more difficult for general counsel when considering whether to self-report antitrust issues. The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act...more

Spain Sets a New Milestone with its Corporate Compliance Statute

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As of July 1 of this year, Spain becomes the latest in a string of nations with a corporate compliance defense. Article 33 of Spain’s criminal code will provide an exemption from corporate criminal liability where the company...more

Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a...more

Blog: CooleyAR’s summer holiday

by Cooley LLP on

However, before we pack our bags it is worth reflecting on David Cameron’s recent speech in Singapore where he addressed the threat posed by corruption worldwide. We were particularly interested in his comments on how the UK...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly finished the 1st Regular session of the 121st Session last Thursday, but will return the week of June 16 to take up gubernatorial vetoes, conference reports, and any of the appropriations bills related to...more

More Cases Alleging Illegal Coordination Efforts Could be on the Horizon

by Snell & Wilmer on

In light of the first federal “coordination” case guilty plea, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced its intent to aggressively pursue convictions for coordination violations. This apparently new focus comes as the...more

New Brazilian Legislation Addresses Bribery By Corporate Entities

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Bill Provides Important Incentives for Corporate Compliance Programs - The millions of Brazilians protesting in recent weeks in cities and towns across Brazil have brought important and far-reaching corruption reform...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

July 11, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include: Federal...more

UK Bribery Act – There's a New Constable in Town

Directorship of the UK Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") passed this month to David Green QC. Mr. Green joins the SFO from private practice, where he was a barrister specializing in serious crime. He also previously served as the...more

New Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament – UK Bribery Act

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In order to safeguard the legislative process from impropriety and to uphold good governance, a new Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) entered into force in 2012, and a transparency register for...more

Floating the Kyat: A First Step in Fighting Corruption in Burma

On April 2, one day after its Parliamentary by-elections, Burma (Myanmar) floated its currency, the kyat. This is an important first step in normalizing the country’s investment climate and curbing corruption. For years, the...more

ICGN Political Contributions Best Practice Guidelines Echo UK Bribery Act Principles

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) has published best practice guidelines on political contributions (the Guidelines). The Guidelines adopt a multi-jurisdictional approach, outlining a global policy for...more

Regulators Listen to Senate Critics: Eight Ex-Siemens Execs Charged for FCPA Violations

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Siemens case is undoubtedly the biggest case in FCPA enforcement history: the “pattern of bribery” involved was “unprecedented in scale and geographic reach.” The $1.6 billion combined settlement with U.S. and German...more

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