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With Redefined Risks, GCs Must Redefine Their Role
Morrison & Foerster's new global study, titled "In the Face of Complexity and Change, the Time to Lead Is Now", reveals that General Counsel
United States
3 Jul 2019
Maximizing Protection Of Attorney-Client Privilege In Germany
The Diesel-gate scandal has now affected attorney-client privilege in Germany. Several German courts approved a search of international law firm Jones Day's premises in Germany
21 Aug 2018
Our Top Ten Tips On Following The Brexit Process
Nine months after the UK voted to leave the EU, the formal exit process has finally started.
United States
6 Apr 2017
Global Procurement Quarterly - Winter 2015
In Spring 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior issued a decree directed to its awarding authority that quickly became known as the "No Spy Decree."
24 Feb 2015
DOJ Kicks Off 2015 With An FCPA Enforcement Action Against A Former President Of A Philadelphia Consulting Company
The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") wasted no time announcing its first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") case of 2015.
United States
26 Jan 2015
Marubeni Gets Hit Again For FCPA Violations
Marubeni Corporation pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA and seven counts of violating the FCPA.
United States
25 Mar 2014
New FCPA Decision: How Long Is The FCPA’s Reach?
A little more than a year after Deustche Telekom and Magyar Telekom entered into multi-million dollar settlements with the SEC and DOJ to resolve claims that the two companies violated the FCPA, three former Magyar executives lost their bid to have their parallel SEC enforcement action dismissed.
United States
21 Feb 2013
DOJ And SEC Issue Long Anticipated FCPA Guidance
"Resource Guide" Sheds Some Light, but Gray Areas Remain
United States
16 Nov 2012
FCPA + Anti-Corruption Developments: 2012 End Of Summer Round-Up
While the temperatures rose this summer, the number of FCPA enforcement actions seems to have cooled off for the first time in the last five years.
United States
15 Oct 2012
Most Severe Setback To DOJ Thus Far In FCPA Prosecutions: Judge Dismisses All Charges In Africa Sting Case
Although the government continues to secure record fines against corporations settling violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"),1 the Department of Justice ("DOJ") has faced significant setbacks in FCPA trials, most recently in the "Africa Sting" case.
United States
1 Mar 2012
Is "Conscious Avoidance" Sufficient To Establish Knowledge Under The FCPA? Depends Which Court You Ask.
In 2011, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission continued their aggressive enforcement strategy to hold individuals accountable for FCPA violations.
United States
9 Jan 2012
Regulators Listen To Senate Critics: Eight Ex-Siemens Execs Charged For FCPA Violations
The Siemens case is undoubtedly the biggest case in FCPA enforcement history: the "pattern of bribery" involved was "unprecedented in scale and geographic reach."
United States
27 Dec 2011
False Affidavits And Lies Doom First-Ever FCPA Jury Conviction Of Corporation
Yesterday a federal judge threw out the government’s first-ever trial and conviction of a corporation accused of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").
United States
6 Dec 2011
FCPA + Anti-Corruption Developments: End Of Summer Round-Up
With fall suddenly here, we find ourselves reflecting on the bounty of anti-corruption guidance in recent months.
United States
4 Oct 2011
Another Successful FCPA Prosecution Against Individuals—More Terra Telecom Execs Appear Headed For Prison For Haiti Bribes
After a two-and-a-half-week trial and five hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Miami last week returned yet another favorable verdict for the Department of Justice (the DOJ) in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") prosecution. Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, former executives of Terra Telecommunications Corp., were convicted on all counts for their roles in a scheme to pay bribes to Haitian government officials at Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti Teleco).
United States
21 Aug 2011
Deferred Prosecution Agreements Truly A "Game Changer" At The SEC For FCPA Violations?
The SEC’s message is consistent and clear: companies that self-report Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") violations will have better outcomes than companies that do not voluntarily come forward.
United States
7 Jul 2011
FCPA Update: Another Challenge To DOJ’s Expansive "Foreign Official" Definition Fails, But Clarifies DOJ’s Burden
In yet another key development in the evolution of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") case law, a federal court has denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the indictment in the closely watched United States v. Carson case.
United States
12 Jun 2011
FCPA: Regulators’ Expansive "Foreign Official" Definition Under Attack
For the last several years, federal regulators have enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the "FCPA") with an unprecedented, aggressive approach.
United States
30 May 2011
IBM Pays $10 Million to Settle Long-Running Corruption Probe
After a seven-year investigation, IBM settled SEC charges that IBM had violated internal controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
United States
5 Apr 2011
2010: Another Record-Breaking Year for FCPA Enforcement, Confirming "New Era"
Since 2007, regulators and commentators alike have touted each passing year as a record-breaking year for FCPA enforcement. 2010 was no exception.
United States
19 Jan 2011
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