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Today I welcome Sherbir Panag, for another post in my series of country discussions, where we will address Bribery and Anti-Bribery Compliance in India. As a forward, this was an interesting engagement, as it provided me...more
One of Brazil’s largest corruption investigations – an investigation involving Petrobras, Brazil’s government-controlled oil company – has attracted the attention of United States prosecutors and regulators....more
On October 22, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., one of the nation’s largest dialysis companies, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Total Renal Care, Inc. (collectively, “DaVita”), agreed to pay $389 Million to settle...more
Forbes magazine has dubbed 2014 “The Year of the Whistleblower.” For healthcare providers, this designation has translated into millions of dollars in fines and penalties and the initiation of criminal investigations. ...more
The Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced that it will review all complaints filed under the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) to determine if a parallel criminal...more
In a trio of speeches given at separate events on September 17, 2014, Department of Justice (“DOJ”) officials announced new initiatives and points of emphasis in the Government’s ongoing efforts to hold corporations and...more
In This Issue:
- Promoting the False Claims Act By Dismissing Meritless Qui Tam Actions
-Delaware Supreme Court Extends Shareholder Books and Records Inspection Rights to Privileged Internal Investigation...more
A red sky at morning is the traditional harbinger of ill weather. From our vantage point in Brussels, we’ve scanned the horizon for signs of the future of anti-bribery enforcement activity in Europe. We’ve identified four...more
In Part I of my review of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Esquenazi case, I reviewed the Court of Appeals opinion. Today, in Part II, I want to drill down further and examine the test developed by the Court...more
On February 3, 2014, the European Commission published its first Anti-Corruption Report (the “Report”). The Report covers all types of corruption, including political corruption, bribery of public officials, and private or...more
In This Issue:
- SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Report shows best practices make for an effective compliance and ethics program
- In unprecedented move, government seeks to extend the responsible...more
It is that time of year again when we dust off the compliance crystal ball and take a look at what might be in store for 2014.
1. Executive Order 13627 Changes Government Contracting -
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Welcome to the December 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, an oil services giant agrees to pay over a quarter...more
In This Issue:
- The true cost of fines: Bills would address tax break for corporate fines
- Senate approves new protection for criminal antitrust whistleblowers
- Justice Department sinks ex-Navy...more
Can you imagine being the public relations director for China these days?...more
White-collar crime can involve any number of types of fraud against the government or private parties. One that isn’t usually thought about but can result in serious jail time involves conspiracies to obtain government...more
While predicting enforcement trends over the next five years is not without uncertainty, the best marker for future activity may be to look to the past. We believe that industry members and counsel can expect the Department...more
The healthcare industry has a long history of innovative compliance policies and strategies. ...more
Following on the heels of the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), events in Canada provide further reason for companies on both sides of the border to increase...more
On January 25, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench approved a $10.35 million penalty against Griffiths Energy International Inc. (Griffiths) for a violation of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act1 (CFPOA) in...more
On February 5, 2013 Bill S-14, the Fighting Foreign Corruption Act was introduced in Canada’s Senate. It proposes the most significant amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) since it came into...more
New law imposes heavy sanctions on individuals and companies offering money and gifts to obtain an advantage in the procurement of public contracts.
Mexico has joined a growing number of Latin American countries that...more
If you do business with the government (e.g. defense industry or health care), your greatest risk is the False Claims Act.
The United States government is the world’s largest purchaser of goods and services. The...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
The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that corporate espionage has cost American companies $13 billion from trade secrets stolen by company insiders and given to hostile foreign governments.
To combat this...more
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