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Several months ago, I raised the question of why the large-scale accounting fraud cases of the type that had been so prevalent in the early 2000s were no longer a staple for either federal prosecutors or the SEC. In so doing,...more
Dec. 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. UBS announced a major settlement with US, UK and Swiss authorities for its role in rigging global interest rates. Also, Goldman...more
The United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently released the long awaited joint guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") in the form of a 130 page...more
The U.S. government settled an international investigation and threatened prosecution against ING Bank N.V. in a case highlighting the international nature of modern banking as well as governmental investigations and...more
As a general rule, Cobb noted that ‘extraordinary cooperation’ will not be the definition given by the company but by the DOJ. This is an important discussion to have with your client very early on to set a proper...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
Michael Volkov questions the Justice Department's voluntary disclosure program for FCPA violations...more
As was recently reported in the FCPA Blog, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now investigating “whether bank and private equity firms violated the [FCPA] in their dealings with sovereign wealth funds. A...more
A company is legally separate and distinct from its members. It is ultimately an artificial creation and it acts through its servants or agents. The decisions of a majority of its members in general meetings are regarded as...more
Stringent enforcement and significant criminal and civil penalties make the FCPA a powerful weapon in the global war on corruption. A 13-step action plan can enhance a company’s compliance and possibly limit its...more
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