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Entries in Enforcement Policy (72)

Tuesday
Sep242013

The ‘Genre of Blogs’

Introspection is rare in this quadrant. On the other hand, we're as susceptible to flattery as the next blog. So these two notes, sent within a couple hours of each other, had us walking on air.

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Monday
Sep162013

China's changing view of bribe givers

It has been typical under PRC law for bribe takers to be punished more severely than bribe givers. The policy was to punish extortion and incentivize cooperation with government investigations. But as recent investigations into the sales practices of big pharmaceutical companies have shown, this policy may be changing.

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Friday
Aug232013

Small companies: Still vulnerable despite enforcement gains

In the past few years, efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice to enforce the FCPA have intensified at a steady pace, making it harder for U.S. companies to bribe their way into obtaining a business advantage in foreign countries.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

SEC’s New Admission Policy: What it Means for FCPA Cases

In 2012, the SEC announced that it would no longer enter into “neither admit nor deny” settlements with companies or individuals who had admitted relevant facts in parallel DOJ dispositions. Since then, the SEC has made good on that promise by requiring such factual admissions in resolving FCPA cases, but only to the extent covered by the DOJ pleadings -- implicitly leaving other allegations under the usual neither admit nor deny approach.

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Thursday
Jul252013

U.S. thinks graft is bad, sometimes 

America’s security apparatus has mixed views on corruption.

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Friday
Jun282013

Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XIX: Why the U.S. Government Should Want the STP  

We’re in the home stretch now on this series, in which we’ve explored how the FCPA can better serve its original purpose of promoting values and building institutions in developing countries.

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Tuesday
Jun182013

U.K. opposition takes fresh look at enforcement policy

Last week, the British Labour Party, the main opposition party, published a policy review called 'Tackling Serious Fraud and White Collar Crime.'

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Tuesday
Jun182013

And people lose hope . . . 

'Corruption corrodes the public trust in countries both rich and poor . . . .

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Thursday
May232013

For corporate defendants, there will (probably) be blood

Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.

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Friday
Apr262013

Come on down, Canada! It's enforcement time up north

In a terrific article for Canadian Business called 'The crackdown,' John Lorinc says that after decades of turning a blind eye, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are going after companies that bribe foreigners.

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Thursday
Apr182013

Wal-Mart’s Victims Part IV: Enforcement’s Complicated Impact

In this series we’re talking about the FCPA’s impact on developing countries. (Those who know me know that it’s all I talk about, really. But someone's got to do it.). 

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Thursday
Apr182013

Enforcement is back (if it ever left)

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division Did someone say FCPA enforcement had slowed down? Look again.

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