Yesterday the FCPA Blog's senior editor Jessica Tillipman talked about GW Law's compliance training for JD candidates. She was responding to our post urging law schools to teach compliance. We've also heard from profs at other schools and a recent grad who's now a compliance officer for a well-known international manufacturer.
Guangzhou Research Institute of Forestry Landscape Construction Co Ltd and Guangzhou Forest Park Landscape Design Institute have been fined $3,265 and $4,080 respectively for bribing government officials in exchange for landscaping projects. Feng Jianjun, deputy general manager of the company and president of the institute, received a three-year jail term for paying bribes to seek benefits for the entities and himself. http://epaper.nandu.com
Yesterday, my FCPA Blog colleague, Dick Cassin, posted Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers, in which he implored law schools to train J.D. candidates in compliance. He also noted that while a few schools teach the FCPA and white collar courses, compliance is not taught in law schools.
A Dhaka court Monday acquitted all the seven defendants accused of taking bribes from Canandian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin in connection with the Padma Bridge Project.
Chinese private equity firm Nepoch Capital has cut connections with its co-founder He Jintao, son of the communist party’s former discipline chief He Guoqiang, after the princeling was said to be implicated in a corruption investigation, sources told Reuters.
Law-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.
As the FCPA Blog reported last week, DOJ criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell recently gave an important talk at Duke Law School in which she laid out her vision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Her vision is compelling, and important, in so many ways. I rise in defense of one of them.
More than 500 Chinese courts have joined Alibaba Group’s popular online shopping platform Taobao to sell confiscated assets of corrupt officials.