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New Brazilian Legislation Addresses Bribery By Corporate Entities

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

New Justice Department's FIRREA Cases Against Banks: Holding The Victim Responsible

The government’s ever-evolving response to the United States financial crisis has come full circle, as civil Justice Department Attorneys seek to rely on legislation enacted to protect financial institutions from fraud to sue...more

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

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

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

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

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

The New Anti-Corruption Rules: What Do They Mean For Multinationals With Operations In Asia?

In This Issue: ¦¦ Recent FCPA developments ¦¦ The UK Bribery Act ¦¦ China’s new anti-corruption law ¦¦ Extraterritorial cross-over ¦¦ Corruption in developing markets in context ¦¦ Collective...more

Legislative Changes Affecting Business Entities

The 82nd Texas Legislative Session and the Special Session convened during June of 2011 did not generate any new material Texas taxes. There are, however, several important administrative and timing provisions1 that business...more

CREW Calls for IRS and FEC Investigation

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called on the IRS and Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO) on alleged violation of tax and campaign...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - April 2011

In This Issue 01 WTO Appellate Body Report On U.S. Antidumping And Countervailing Duties Against China Upholds Many Of The Panel’s Legal Findings But Reverses On Two Key Issues 02 President Obama Visits Brazil,...more

Amnesty Under the FCPA?: A Senate Spotlight Focuses Attention on Rising Concerns Regarding the FCPA’s Explosive Growth

Strict enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the idea of offering some type of corporate amnesty program for businesses concerned about the remarkable increase in recent FCPA prosecutions and penalties...more

Monitoring The Monitors

Law360, New York (October 22, 2010) -- The scenario has become all too familiar over the past few years: a large, often multinational corporation agrees to enter into either a nonprosecution agreement (NPA) or a deferred...more

FCPA Backgrounder: What You Need to Know About the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)

In This Article: *WHAT IS THE FCPA? *WHY IS THE FCPA IMPORTANT TO YOU? *HOW CAN MORRISON & FOERSTER HELP? *EXPERTISE BASED ON HANDLING SCORES OF FCPA MATTERS *UK BRIBERY ACT 2010 Please see full article below for...more

Is DOJ Using Too Many Deferred Prosecution Agreements?

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently held confirmation hearings for Jim Cole, a partner at Bryan Cave and well known D.C. white-collar defense lawyer, who is President Obama’s nominee for deputy attorney general. During...more

Myrtle Beach Political Campaign under FBI, IRS Investigation

The FBI and IRS have begun investigations into campaign contributions amounting to $239,500 for political action committees and area politicians including gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett and members of the Myrtle...more

A Congressional “Meat Axe”? New Legislation Would Broaden The Potential For Prosecutions Under The Federal Illegal Gratuities...

In This Excerpt: I. HISTORIC OVERVIEW ...... 250 A. The Illegal Gratuity Statute, Unamended ... 250 B. Interpretation by Courts ... 251 1. United States v. Sun-Diamond Growers ... 251 2. Valdes v. United States ......more

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs: Why They Are Good for Your Company

With the increased focus by the Obama Administration on financial crimes, health care fraud, and corporate fraud, corporate compliance and ethics programs have never been more important. Effective corporate compliance and...more

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