FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 32-the FCPA Year in Review, Individual Enforcement Actions
Trends in FCPA Compliance and Enforcement for 2014
What Is Driving Stepped Up Government Health Care Enforcement? – Interview with Hope Foster, Member, Mintz Levin
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Ed. Note-I inadvertently ran Tale From The Crypt, Rule No. 8 out of order, so today we present Rule No. 7, which reminds us that Mom was right, actions do speak louder than words...
This Tale from our Crypt reminds us...more
What matters were you particularly proud to have been involved in during your time at the DoJ?
I’m proud of all of it but I think there are probably a couple of specific matters that stand out in my mind. The first...more
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits giving or offering anything of value to any foreign official with a corrupt intent to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Enforcement of FCPA compliance by the...more
High speed trading and insider trading were key topics this week. Author Michael Lewis released a new book on high speed trading and, in an interview claimed the markets are “rigged.” The Commission focused on insider...more
FCPA enforcement officials have repeatedly emphasized that they intend to focus on individuals as an effective means of halting possible violations. A case unsealed yesterday underscores this point.
The action, based...more
According to a recent webinar sponsored by the law firm Hogan Lovells, anti-corruption experts expect to see an increased number of investigations this year under both the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK...more
On March 20th and 21st, U.S. regulators, practioners, and other anti-corruption industry professionals gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Second Annual Global Anti-Corruption Congress. The Congress featured speakers,...more
You can learn a lot from other people’s mistakes. We all know that.
In our FCPA world, we have a new poster child for blundering – Alstom. The handwriting is on the wall – as time goes on, the Justice Department is...more
The 2013 calendar year saw several significant developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) combined...more
Aggressive FCPA enforcement in recent years has presented corporate officials with difficult choices regarding compliance and cooperation. Crafting, implementing and maintaining an effective FCPA compliance system can be time...more
This is the first in an ongoing series of posts focusing on current trends in SEC enforcement actions, and how those trends impact current and potential whistleblowers. We’ve chosen to highlight actions brought under the...more
It is an axiom in the trial lawyer world that bad facts make bad law. The reason is if the facts are particularly egregious, most judges and juries will go out of their way to try and see that justice is served if not done....more
Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. Anti-corruption enforcement crosses boundaries like no other, so keeping up to date is more important than ever. In this digest, we draw together news of...more
On February 21-22, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission held its annual “SEC Speaks” conference in Washington, D.C. On the first day of the conference, Kara Brockmeyer, Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more
The annual “SEC Speaks Conference,” where the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its senior staff review the major developments from the prior year, and preview the SEC’s enforcement priorities for the upcoming...more
This past weekend I saw The Eagles on their ‘History of The Eagles’ Tour. It truly was that, a complete musical history of the group, from the beginning in 1971 up until now. They played for well over 3 hours and it was...more
What is the most famous apology in literature? Plato’s Apology for Socrates certainly is in the conversation. In addition to presenting Plato’s views on his teacher, it is believed to be the most authentic account that has...more
The number of FCPA enforcement actions brought in recent years has declined. The SEC, for example, reports that in fiscal 2013 it brought 8 cases, compared to 10 in 2012 and 15 in 2011. Nevertheless, those who might be...more
The world-wide energy trading sector, where traders match physical supply and demand of energy by purchasing, reselling, and moving commodities (crude oil and refined products, natural gas, coal, and even electricity) across...more
Financial institutions, investment banks, private equity firms and hedge funds are having a rough time. Things are just not going well for them. While the economic outlook is turning positive, the enforcement atmosphere is...more
SEC Chair Mary Jo White outlined the 2014 agenda for the SEC in recent remarks. SEC Chair Mary Jo White, 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute, Coronado, California (Jan. 27, 2014)(here). Portions of the agenda focused...more
Three law firms — Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Shearman & Sterling — recently issued reports in which they anticipated vigorous enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) higher criminal...more
Following a relatively flat enforcement landscape and some bumps in the 2013 prosecutorial road, the Department of Justice (‘‘DOJ’’) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’) appear poised to spring back into...more
On January 9, Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned and controlled global alumina sales company of Alcoa Inc., agreed to plead guilty and to pay $223 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to resolve charges that it...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 -
Want a government contract...more
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