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Companies that have been awarded government contracts through a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program or similar program face increasing scrutiny as criminal prosecutions continue to mount and civil penalties...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Government Contractor Indictments Provide Reminder of Importance of Strong Workplace Policies, Training and Enforcement pages 1 - 2
- Winter Olympics in Russia Set Stage for FCPA Scrutiny pages 2...more
Let’s try and look at the world from the viewpoint of in-house counsel. In a two-part series, I try and focus on the current state of in-house counsel. Part I focuses on the overall view from a macro-standpoint. Part II...more
In a recent interview with Federal News Radio, Rob Burton, a thirty-year veteran of federal procurement law and policy and a partner in Venable’s Government Contracts Practice Group, discussed the recent upward trend in...more
The Justice Department urges companies to voluntarily disclose FCPA violations. In exchange for a confession, DOJ offers companies two important benefits: (1) absolution for any criminal activity; and (2) a reduced criminal...more
La nueva Ley Federal Anticorrupción en Contrataciones Públicas (la "Ley Anticorrupción"), entró en vigor el día 12 de junio de 2012. La presente Ley tiene por objeto establecer las responsabilidades y sanciones a las personas...more
Mexico's new federal Anti-Corruption in Public Contracts Law (the "Anti-Corruption Law") became effective on June 12, 2012. The Law establishes liabilities and penalties on foreign and Mexican individuals and corporations who...more
Companies complain about the burdens of anti-corruption compliance. They need to put things in perspective. The “greatest” risk of them all may be the False Claims Act (FCA).
FCA violations can lead to severe...more
The enactment of Anti-Bribery legislations had impacted how a corporation can do business around the globe. Some of those legislations, namely Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act 2010, are long-arm...more
This article explores an apparent trend of the DOJ less frequently requiring Independent Corporate Monitors as part of their settlement agreements (i.e. deferred prosecution agreements, non-prosecution agreements,...more
Actas de la historia legislativa de la Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas (20.393), incluyendo todos los trámites en ambas cámaras....more
Compliance in Brazil: Current and Future Perspectives...more
U.S. citizens and companies that contract with foreign entities should, of course, be aware of and always cognizant of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Dinsmore & Shohl's D. Michael Crites has previously provided a general...more
Through enforcement, administrative action, and new legislation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) grew additional muscle and even sharper teeth in 2010. The U.S. government assessed nearly $2 billion in FCPA-related...more
Attention: top executives in the healthcare industry. Take heed, or you could be forced to seek employment in a different industry, as three former top executives at Purdue Pharma recently found out.
In May 2007, Purdue...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently weakened the impact of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) in False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases. The FCA allows whistleblowers (called “relators”) to bring lawsuits...more
During the past few years, foreign companies increasingly have become the targets of bribery investigations and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission....more
Texto de la nueva Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas....more
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