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Entries in Declinations (73)


Spanish pharma wins DOJ declination

In an SEC filing this week, Spanish pharmaceutical firm Grifols SA said the DOJ issued an 'official declination to all inquiries related to the possible violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) that were underway since July 2009.'

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What happens after you click 'send'?

Nothing in the past 50 years has changed the way businesses and individuals communicate more than email, and new technologies are now transforming email into a powerhouse for compliance programs.

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SEC declination for Nabors

Oil services firm Nabors Industries Ltd. was a customer of Panalpina but not among the six that settled FCPA cases on the same historic day in November 2010.

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After China investigation, Grainger wins DOJ declination

Industrial supplier W.W. Grainger, Inc. said last week the DOJ won't prosecute the company for giving pre-paid gift cards to some customers in China.

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Peterson Sentenced To Nine Months

Morgan Stanley's former managing director for real estate in China was sentenced Thursday to nine months in federal prison.

Garth Peterson, 43, pleaded guilty in April to a one-count criminal information

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Double Declination For Hercules Offshore

Houston-based Hercules Offshore, Inc., an oil and gas services contractor that provides drilling, barge and boat services, said in an SEC filing last week that following investigations, both the SEC and DOJ will take no enforcement action for possible FCPA violations.

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Huntsman Wins Declination

Chemical-maker Huntsman Corporation said in an SEC filing last week that the DOJ and SEC won't take enforcement action against the company for bribes paid in India by employees of a joint venture there.

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Sensata Wins Declination, Sort Of

The DOJ said it has closed its inquiry but might reopen it if new evidence appears.

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Miller & Chevalier's Summer Review Is Here

One of our favorite FCPA resources comes every six months from Washington, D.C. law firm Miller & Chevalier.

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How To Avoid Prosecution

In a guest post last year, Ryan McConnell and Charlotte Simon said it best: 'Despite the clear benefits from an effective compliance program, statistics from the U.S. Sentencing Commission reveal that virtually every company convicted of violating federal law lacks an effective compliance program.'

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The FCPA -- Idealistic, Impractical, Naive, and So American

Since the Walmart saga became news earlier this week, well-meaning people have been asking the question: Why do we have the FCPA?

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More Sunshine, But Still Partly Cloudy

We can't let Sunshine Week pass without a plug for more openness of a particular kind. We're talking about FCPA declinations.

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