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Conspirators Get Prison Time for Defrauding Small Business 8(a) Program

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

Is Your DBE Performing a Commercially Useful Function? Enforcement Trends in DBE Fraud Cases

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

White Collar Watch - September 2012

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

In-House Counsel: A Juggling Act (Part I of II)

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

Imagine a “Mandatory” Disclosure Requirement: It’s Easy if You Try

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

Nueva Ley Federal Anticurrupción en Contrataciones Públicas

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

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

The “Greatest” Risk of All – The False Claims Act

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

Anti-Bribery Legislations: A Business Barrier?

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

FCPA Settlement Agreements, Monitors and Self Monitoring

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)

Actas de la historia legislativa de la Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas (20.393)

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

Compliance in Brazil: Current and Future Perspectives...more

Cases to Test Who is a "Foreign Official" for the Purposes of the FCPA

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

2010 FCPA Year In Review

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

It’s Not Just the Conviction — It’s Also the Consequences

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

Ninth Circuit Weakens Rule 9(b) In False Claims Act Litigation

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

U.K. escalates anti-corruption efforts: Serious Fraud Office steps up enforcement of existing laws, and new ‘Bribery Bill’ is...

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

LEY 20.393 Resp. Penal de las Personas Juridicas (Chile)

Texto Nueva Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Juridicas

Texto de la nueva Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas....more

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