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Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

by WilmerHale on

I. Introduction: Enforcement Trends and Priorities - Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals...more

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2015 Update

by BakerHostetler on

Despite a decline in enforcement actions by the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the first half of 2015 has continued to highlight the relevance and ever-evolving effects of the...more

Pink Flamingos and the Compliance Audit

by Thomas Fox on

The creator of one of the most ubiquitous symbols of mid-century Americana died earlier this week. Don Featherstone, the creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. He was...more

George Carlin and Erga Omnes: the Petrobras Bribery Scandal Expands

by Thomas Fox on

On this date in 2008 George Carlin died. If you grew up in the late 1960s or early 1970s and you had anti-parental or anti-establishment inklings, which of course all teenagers do, you knew about George Carlin. In the early...more

FIFA and BHP Billiton: The Unique FCPA Challenges Present in International Sports

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have raised the profile of corruption in international sport and highlight unique FCPA compliance concerns. This note will explain...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 165-BHP FCPA Enforcement and Lessons Learned for the Compliance Practitioner  [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I review the BHP Billiton FCPA enforcement action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. I review the underlying facts and provide some lessons learned for the compliance practitioner. The key...more

Another SEC FCPA Action Tied to Hospitality

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Hospitality and effective compliance procedures are often critical issues when dealing with government officials. Those two issues came into sharp focus in the SEC’s latest FCPA case. In the Matter of BHP Billiton Ltd., Adm....more

Wrestling as an Olympic Sport and Declinations under the FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

What do the US, Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have in common? Answer: Precious little. However one thing that they do have in common is their vehement opposition to the absolutely idiotic, boneheaded and stupid...more

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