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Compliance programs typically refer to formalized institutional procedures within corporations and organizations to detect, prevent and respond to indvidual and widespread instances of regulatory... more +
Compliance programs typically refer to formalized institutional procedures within corporations and organizations to detect, prevent and respond to indvidual and widespread instances of regulatory violations.  In response to many corporate scandals evidencing rampant unethical business practices, many nations, including the United States, began passing strict regulatory frameworks aimed at curbing these abuses. Notable pieces of legislation in this area include the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and the U.K. Bribery Act, to name a few. The foregoing statutes and the severe penalties often associated with them form the basis of many modern institutional compliance programs. less -
Michael Volkov

Four Current FCPA Enforcement Trends

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There are two distinct themes in FCPA enforcement – the first is consistency, i.e., that some enforcement actions are relatively consistent across the board and, in the last five to ten years, the FCPA caseload has been...more

Thomas Fox

The Credit Suisse FCPA Enforcement Action: Part III – The Result and Going Forward

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Last week Credit Suisse Group AG (CSAG) and Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited (CSHK), a subsidiary of CSAFG, settled a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action for just over $77 million for the illegal hiring...more

Thomas Fox

The Credit Suisse FCPA Enforcement Action: Part II – The (Very) Bad Facts

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Last week Credit Suisse Group AG (CSAG) and Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited (CSHK), a subsidiary of CSAFG, settled a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action for just over $77 million for the illegal hiring...more

Goodwin

DOJ Announces Establishment of Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud; SEC Chairman Highlights Actions Involving ICOs

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Earlier today, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced that the President issued an executive order establishing a new Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud, comprised of a number of divisions of the...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling’s Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) / FCPA Digest

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Shearman & Sterling’s bi-annual Trends & Patterns in FCPA Enforcement report provides insightful analysis of recent enforcement trends and patterns in the US, the UK and elsewhere, as well as helpful guidance on emerging best...more

Michael Volkov

Lessons Learned from Credit Suisse Corrupt Hiring Scheme and FCPA Settlement (Part II of II)

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Credit Suisse has joined the ranks of other banks and companies that have settled FCPA violations involving hiring of government officials’ relatives in exchange for business benefits, including JPMorgan Chase; BNY Mellon,...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

SEC Settles FCPA Allegations Concerning Allegedly Improper Payments By Company's Indian Subsidiary

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On July 2, 2018, Chicago-based spirits maker Beam Suntory Inc. (“Beam Suntory” or the “Company”) agreed to pay $8.2 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) claims brought by the Securities and Exchange...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

DOJ/SEC FCPA Settlement Targets Hiring Practices Used as Bribes

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On July 5, 2018, the SEC and the Department of Justice announced that Credit Suisse Group AG, has agreed to pay nearly $76 million to settle charges that its Hong Kong-based subsidiary, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited,...more

NAVEX Global

5 Thoughts on Compliance from the Guy Who Wrote the Book on It

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Tom Fox has just finished his sixteenth book, “The Complete Compliance Handbook.” There is a treasure trove of compliance program best practices and action plans lining the pages of this compliance compendium. And for that,...more

Thomas Fox

Evolution of Best Practices – Part I

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Perhaps the most consistent process in the compliance field is its evolution. Compliance programs began in response to the US Sentencing Guidelines for Corporations back in 1992....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

This Week In Securities Litigation

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Speeches were key this week. Steven Pelkin, Co-Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division delivered remarks focused on the Wells process, offering suggestions for defense counsel. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein...more

Michael Volkov

Dun and Bradstreet Pays $9 Million for FCPA Violations in China

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After a lengthy investigation, Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) settled an FCPA enforcement action with the Securities and Exchange Commission for $9 million. ...more

Thomas Fox

Lessons from a Brazilian Coffee Plantation – The Invisible Hand at Work

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Where can one go to find out information about the FCPA, its enforcement and how the DOJ and SEC view compliance programs? First and foremost is the FCPA Guidance, jointly issued by the DOJ and SEC back in 2012. ...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

This Week In Securities Litigation

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Panasonic and one of its subsidiaries paid over $280 million to settle FCPA charges with the DOJ and the SEC this week. The charges are based on a years long scheme in which the subsidiary paid bribes centered in the Middle...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

U.S. Government Continues Raising the Cost of Noncompliance

The U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies recently announced their 2018 increases for civil penalties. As the costs of violations continue rising, it is imperative that companies...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panasonic Pays DOJ, SEC Over $280 Million to Resolve FCPA Charges

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The DOJ and the SEC resolved another FCPA action centered on inaccurate books and records and inadequate internal controls. Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Avionics Corporation or PAC, a wholly owned subsidiary, agreed to...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Dangers And Solutions For U.S. Companies Trading With Foreign Countries

When conducting business outside of the United States, U.S. companies must comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (“FCPA”). The FCPA was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for persons and entities to...more

Blank Rome LLP

Financial Institutions’ Hiring Practices under the Microscope: The Importance of Anti-Corruption Programs

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On February 14, 2018, another major financial institution disclosed that it is under investigation for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). This disclosure comes at a time when the Department of...more

BakerHostetler

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 Year-End Update

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2017 marked the fortieth anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and showed continued robust enforcement against both individuals and companies by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Globalizing Your Compliance Program

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Multinational companies continue to face intense enforcement scrutiny related to their global compliance practices by oversight authorities worldwide. These companies rely heavily on local regulatory developments, evolving...more

WilmerHale

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2017 Developments and Predictions for 2018

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This past year marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Since its enactment in 1977, the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) has brought approximately 300 FCPA enforcement actions,...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - January 2018

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Keeping ahead of global anti-corruption trends is critical in today’s business markets. The Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest, which puts global trends at your fingertips, puts you ahead. The deep experience of the Dorsey...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

FCPA Digest - January 2018

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Shearman & Sterling’s bi-annual Trends & Patterns in FCPA Enforcement report provides insightful analysis of recent enforcement trends and patterns in the US, the UK and elsewhere, as well as helpful guidance on emerging best...more

Blank Rome LLP

The Benefits of Corporate Anti-Corruption Programs: No Charges

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The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued 15 declination letters in 2017 notifying companies of their decision not to pursue charges in connection with alleged violations...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Happy Birthday FCPA: Implications of DOJ’s New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy on the Act’s 40th Anniversary

Today being the fortieth anniversary of the December 19, 1977 enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), we offer this Client Alert in celebration of the occasion. Fittingly, the U.S. Department of Justice...more

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