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The United States Department of Justice is a federal executive department established in 1870 by federal statute. The Department is headed by the Attorney General and is responsible for administering and enforcing federal law. The Department is compromised of many different divisions which handle a wide variety of civil and criminal issues.    less -

Obedient Companies Rewarded in New DOJ Policy Discouraging Duplicative Penalties

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has announced a new U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) policy to discourage government agencies from "piling on" duplicative corporate penalties. • Rosenstein signaled a desire for...more

SEC Enforcement Trends: Highlights from Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 brought together current and former senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials, securities enforcement and white-collar attorneys,...more

DOJ Enters Into Largest-Ever Civil Settlement with Hospital for Drug Diversion

On May 16, 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced that it had entered into the “largest hospital drug diversion civil penalty settlement in U.S. History” in the amount of $4.1 million...more

THE LATEST: DOJ Continues Its Intense Focus on Decree Compliance

by McDermott Will & Emery on

WHAT HAPPENED - In March, we discussed the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division’s move to update its standard consent decree language to enhance decree enforceability. Among other things, the...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 103, the Where is Uncle Duke when you really need him edition

by Thomas Fox on

With Uncle Duke joining the compliance debate around Michael Cohen, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week. 1. The fallout from the Michael Cohen revelations continue to...more

The “SMARTER” Act Moves a Step Closer to Harmonizing the Merger Review Process

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) share responsibility for merger enforcement under section 7 of the Clayton Act. However, differences in the...more

DOJ Announces Policy to Promote Fairness Where Multiple Authorities Investigate the Same Misconduct

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a policy related to resolutions of criminal and civil corporate enforcement. The new “Policy on Coordination of Corporate Resolution Penalties” was issued by...more

New Justice Department policy necessitates a strategic global approach to internal investigations

by Dentons on

On May 9, 2018, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) took another step towards encouraging enforcement authorities to structure their corporate investigations in a more global and comprehensive fashion from day one. Coming on...more

DOJ Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Insys Therapeutics

The Department of Justice (DOJ), recently intervened in a civil False Claims Act (FCA) case filed against Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (Insys) in the Central District of California that alleges FCA violations arising from the...more

Podcast - Risk Management: Impact of Revised FCPA Policy on International Risk Management Programs

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In this podcast, the second in a two-part series, litigation & enforcement partners Mimi Yang and Ryan Rohlfsen continue our analysis of the revised Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Enforcement Policy. Whereas the first...more

Financial Services Weekly News - May 2018 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Spring 2018 rulemaking agenda; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will seek public...more

USCIS and DOJ Partner to Protect U.S. Workers from Hiring Policies that Favor Foreign Visa Workers

by Littler on

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have partnered to establish a framework to efficiently manage and maintain information sharing to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse,...more

Environmental Enforcement Policy Developments: The Trump Administration and Congress Make Their Mark

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

During the past year, numerous developments have signaled a change in approach to environmental enforcement as it is being conducted by the Trump Administration. Enforcement continues, in several cases on high profile...more

Justice Department Charges Former Volkswagen CEO in Diesel Vehicle Emissions Cheating Scheme

by Michael Volkov on

We all know the saying – A fish rots from the head. Sometimes a clear and simple statement says it all. The Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal is yet another example of C-Suite, even CEO, misconduct....more

USCIS-DOJ Memorandum of Understanding Means Employers Can Expect Enforcement Action Increase

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

USCIS and the Department of Justice are teaming up and collaborating to “better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers bringing foreign visa workers to the United States.” They have entered into a...more

US Department of Justice Announces New Corporate Enforcement Penalty Policy

by Dechert LLP on

In a speech at the New York City Bar White Collar Crime Institute on May 9, 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) policy designed to encourage coordination among law...more

Bridging the Weeks - May 2018 #2

The chief executive officer of a major worldwide banking group agreed to pay the equivalent of US $870,000 as fines to two United Kingdom regulators, and had the equivalent of US $677,000 of prior pay clawed back by his...more

DOJ to Coordinate FCPA Enforcement With Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies

New policy seeks to reduce the burden of navigating anti-corruption investigations and enforcement actions by multiple authorities. The new DOJ policy seeks to increase coordination on FCPA and related anti-corruption...more

Video Guidance, Agency Guidance and White-Collar Trials

The Lord noted that the poor will always be with us, but He may as well have been speaking of federal agency guidance documents that are sometimes used against members of the regulatory community. Here is a short video about...more

DOJ Announces Formalization Of Policy On Corporate Resolution Penalties

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released a long-awaited policy regarding corporate enforcement and resolution. The policy—entitled “Policy on Coordination of Corporate Resolution Penalties”...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Those Crossing Border to Be Charged with Federal Crimes and Home Care Industry to be Deeply Impacted by...

Justice Department to Charge Those Crossing U.S. Border with Federal Crimes - Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government would immediately detain individuals crossing the U.S. border without...more

New DOJ Policy Will Curb “Piling On” Multiple Penalties for Same Corporate Misconduct

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Corporate resolution policy will provide greater clarity and predictability for companies that self-report and cooperate with DOJ. Key Points: ..The new policy requires DOJ civil and criminal prosecutors to coordinate...more

The Twelve Compliance Steps Every Multinational Corporation Should Undertake in Light of Recent Trump Administration Enforcement...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Over the last month, regulators with the Trump administration sent a loud message to companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction: Enforcement of laws governing international activities is alive and well and the laws will continue...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - May 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Major Workforce Culture Controversy - A recent, highly-publicized controversy provides a near-worst case scenario of how workforce culture issues can damage corporate reputations and raise questions about board oversight. ...more

Private Equity Firm Faces FCA Liability for Portfolio Company’s Alleged Misconduct

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

DOJ’s intervention against PE firm defendant may signal increased exposure for PE firms under the False Claims Act. Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) sued a private equity (PE) firm in a False Claims...more

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