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Japan's plea bargaining system

by Hogan Lovells on

A new plea bargaining system – offering reduced penalties to companies that report certain violations and cooperate with government investigations – will come into effect in Japan this June, reflecting an amendment to the...more

The lesser spotted, greatly discussed DPA

by Hogan Lovells on

On 19 March 2018, Singapore's Parliament ushered in a raft of criminal justice reforms, including the significant introduction of a deferred prosecution agreement ("DPA") regime. ...more

State Enforcement Actions Demonstrate Continued Scrutiny of Health Care Fraud

A series of criminal and civil enforcement actions announced in recent weeks demonstrate the continued attention that state regulators throughout the Northeast are placing on health care fraud. ...more

DOJ Settles Follow-On FCPA Case: Transport Logistics Pays $2 Million Penalty

by Michael Volkov on

Last week, the Justice Department announced its first FCPA enforcement action in 2018 – a follow-on settlement from prior FCPA enforcement actions centering on a bribery scheme involving a Russian government official from a...more

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - March 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

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

DOJ Criminal Division Announces FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy Provides Nonbinding Guidance for All Criminal Cases

On March 1, 2018, John P. Cronan, the acting head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, and Benjamin Singer, Chief of the Fraud Section’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit, announced at the American Bar...more

2017 Year-End Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

Welcome to the 2017 Year-End Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. The purpose of this report is to provide a periodic survey of matters we believe to be of interest...more

Los Angeles Business Owner Charged With Income and Payroll Tax Fraud

by Moskowitz LLP on

A successful Los Angeles businessman seems to have missed the part about paying his taxes. Following a cooperative investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), and California...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Markets proved that last Friday’s 600-point Dow drop wasn’t an isolated incident, as all major US indices were down nearly 4% (at least) in a nasty Monday of trading....more

Corporate Anticorruption Compliance Programs: Ten Questions Every Board Director Should Ask

by Jones Day on

The United States Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and non-U.S. governments and agencies have recently emphasized their continued commitments to pursuing both corporate and individual...more

The KPMG Debacle – Five Former KPMG Employees and Former PCAOB Employees Indicted for Fraud and Conspiracy

by Michael Volkov on

KPMG has been taking it on the chin lately – and apparently for good reason. KPMG is enmeshed in an unfolding corruption scandal in South Africa. Add to that the indictment last week of five individuals (four KPMG employees...more

Agencies Indicate Efficient, Targeted Enforcement Priorities That Rely on Self-Disclosure

One year into the Trump administration, it remains difficult to forecast what lies ahead with respect to regulatory and white collar enforcement activity. Perhaps most instructive are recent public statements of officials at...more

Europe Insights

Despite a year of continued global political uncertainty and increasing enforcement, shareholder activism and foreign investment control activity, the 2018 outlook for Europe is positive overall. Skadden partners in the U.K.,...more

I Fought the Law (and the law won) – The KPMG Indictments

by Thomas Fox on

I thought about that song when I read about the absolutely stunning indictment of five former partners or employees of KPMG and one former employee at the Public Company Oversight Accounting Board (PCAOB). ...more

Lawyers as targets: how attorneys get ensnared in FCPA misconduct

by DLA Piper on

There are some statements that corporate leaders never expect to hear from their employees, particularly from those entrusted with managing their company's legal and compliance risks....more

DOJ: Seek Data from the Business Enterprise, Not Its Cloud Provider

Where does the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) turn when it needs business enterprise data stored on the cloud for a criminal investigation? According to a recent DOJ memo, the default rule is now turn to the business...more

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

by WilmerHale on

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

Burr Alert: Part IV: White Collar Courier: Delivering News and Providing Guidance in White Collar Matters

by Burr & Forman on

In part one of this series, I detailed how the U.S. Department of Justice has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of “pill mill” cases. See “Part One: DOJ Devotes Resources, Vows to Come...more

Speed Bump Or Dead End? The 2018 Retrial Prospects For Sen. Menendez

by Ifrah PLLC on

This holiday season was undoubtedly festive for Senator Bob Menendez, whose corruption trial ended with a deadlocked jury in mid-November. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has yet to announce whether it will elect to re-try...more

Justice Department Closes Out 2017 with 2 FCPA Actions: Keppel Offshore and Marine and Embraer Individual

by Michael Volkov on

The Department of Justice finished 2017 with two significant FCPA enforcement actions, and fittingly, one was a corporate settlement and another was an individual criminal guilty plea. The Justice Department’s final FCPA...more

FCPA Digest - January 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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

Burr Alert: Part III: White Collar Courier: Delivering News and Providing Guidance in White Collar Matters

by Burr & Forman on

In part one of this series, I detailed how the U.S. Department of Justice has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of “pill mill” cases. See “Part One: DOJ Devotes Resources, Vows to Come...more

White-Collar Motive, Gun Crazy Movie

In 1950, producers Frank and Maurice King released Gun Crazy, a sometimes surreal Bonnie-and-Clyde story with an introverted, pacifist gun lover (Barton Tare, played by John Dall) and an English femme fatale sharpshooter...more

Fifth Circuit Creates Confession Carve Out for Corporate Criminal Defendants

by Locke Lord LLP on

A fundamental pillar of criminal law has long been a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to confront their accuser. Part and parcel to a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right is the “Bruton doctrine,” which precludes out-of-court...more

A Primer for In-House Counsel: Corporate and Financial Crimes, Part 1: : Criminal Law 101

What Statutes Set Out Criminal Offences in Canada? Canada’s criminal law is set out in the Criminal Code. The Criminal Code is made by Parliament and applies equally in every province and territory. The Criminal Code...more

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