Foreign Corrupt Practices Act News
March 20, 2013
WSJ.com Corruption Currents | March 20, 2013
Microsoft Corp. provided details on its global compliance and ethics program Tuesday, responding to a Wall Street Journal report that the company’s relationship with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign government officials is under investigation.
March 19, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | March 19, 2013
The FBI has been investigating a purported whistleblower's allegations that the Wall Street Journal bureau in China bribed officials there to get information for news stories. Dow Jones, which publishes the Journal, became aware of the allegations last year and has concluded they are unfounded, a spokeswoman for Dow Jones said Monday. Details about the probe were first reported by the newspaper on Sunday.
March 18, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | March 18, 2013
The Justice Department last year opened an investigation into allegations that employees at The Wall Street Journal's China news bureau bribed Chinese officials for information for news articles.
March 15, 2013
WSJ.com Corruption Currents | Subscription Required | March 15, 2013
At least a dozen countries across the globe have amended parts of their anti-corruption laws in the past year, and companies have to be prepared to navigate the landscape.
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.
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