Foreign Corrupt Practices Act News
March 14, 2013
FCPA Professor | March 14, 2013
Even though the Guidance is a meaty document, introductory material, blank pages, and a table of contents account for 35 pages; the FCPA statue itself and footnotes account for 30 pages; and a summary of previously issued guidelines (such as DOJ’s Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, DOJ’s FCPA Opinion Procedure program), or other substantive laws such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act whistleblower provisions account for 20 pages.
March 8, 2013
Main Justice | Subscription Required | March 8, 2013
Though Charles E. Duross joked that he had to participate in a white collar crime conference in Las Vegas via telephone Thursday because the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit is being shut down, his real message was that his prosecutors are busier than ever.
March 7, 2013
FCPA Professor | March 7, 2013
There is a need for a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act lingua franca. The absence of a lingua franca has all sorts of negative effects, including an impact on the quality of FCPA enforcement and related statistics.
WSJ.com Corruption Currents | March 7, 2013
A beefed-up compliance program can help speed along costly federal investigations, said a top security-industry compliance officer speaking at the Global Ethics Summit, held in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday.
March 5, 2013
FCPA Professor | March 5, 2013
Professor Koehler has already ably analyzed the Supreme Court’s recent statute of limitations decision against the SEC in Gabelli. The Court’s opinion obviously was limited to the precise statute of limitations question before it, but I view it – perhaps with a generous helping of wishful thinking – as an encouraging sign that the justices may be ready, willing, and able to take on other troubling issues that arise as federal law enforcement agencies continue to blur the lines between traditional criminal prosecution and increasingly punitive “civil” prosecution.
New York Times | March 5, 2013
The pressure is only increasing on companies that get caught up in bribery cases, making it unlikely that efforts to soften United States laws will occur anytime soon.
March 4, 2013
Point of Law | March 4, 2013
Given the recent slew of negative press about the government's failure to prosecute executives for their alleged role in the 2008 financial crisis, it is unsurprising that the Justice Department is making high profile moves against big banks. However, the strategy the Justice Department is pursuing, as recently reported by Ben Protess of the New York Times' Deal Book, raises serious concerns.
FCPA Professor | March 4, 2013
Last March I was pleased to play a role, along with Professor Daniel Chow and the staff of the Ohio State Law Journal, in organizing “The FCPA At Thirty-Five and Its Impact on Global Business.”
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | March 4, 2013
Las Vegas Sands Corp. told the Securities and Exchange Commission that an internal review found the casino operator had likely violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a federal law that bans bribing public officials abroad.
March 1, 2013
FCPA Professor | March 1, 2013
Hits and misses, does it really need to cost this much, the Wal-Mart effect, survey says, Senate hearing quotable, while they’re at it, checking in on Hollywood and Goldman too, spot on, and some refreshing words. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.
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