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Entries in FCPA Guidance (82)

Wednesday
May232018

Brackett and Earley: DOJ enforcement policy announcements provide promising guidance

In a series of key policy announcements between November 2017 and May 2018, the Department of Justice has demonstrated an increasingly coherent perspective on how it will handle key aspects of white collar criminal enforcement.

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Monday
Apr302018

Compliance is there to protect workers, not punish them

Tomorrow is May 1st -- also known as May Day or International Workers' Day -- a public holiday in most of the world, including our present location. It's a day to honor workers and their achievements, and to give people a well-timed spring holiday.

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Monday
Feb052018

Michaela Ahlberg on Telia: Fighting corruption from the inside

Former Telia Compliance Chief Michaela AhlbergMichaela Ahlberg created a compliance program from scratch when she was hired in 2013 by Swedish telecommunications firm Telia following allegations of corruption in its foreign business dealings.

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Monday
Jan222018

Are there ‘aggravating circumstances’ in all FCPA cases?

The FCPA guidance that became part of the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual in November creates a presumption of declination if companies do four things -- voluntarily self-disclose, fully cooperate, properly remediate, and disgorge their profits. But there's an important exception.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Kevin Bogdanov: How automation will shape FCPA compliance in 2018

2017 proved to be a blockbuster year for the FCPA and anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) enforcement at large.

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Wednesday
Jan102018

Sandra Orihuela: Amid Odebrecht fallout, Peru enacts world-class anti-bribery law

Peru welcomed the new year by enacting into force Law 30424, which introduces corporate criminal liability applicable to bribery.

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Wednesday
Jan032018

The three most important FCPA stories of 2017

There was plenty to ponder when looking for the biggest FCPA stories from last year. The flurry of enforcement actions in January before the transition in Washington to a new Administration. Suspense about whether the new crew would enforce the FCPA at all? Then some startling new mega-cases that reshuffled the Top Ten list.

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Wednesday
Dec202017

Andy Spalding: But what can I do before a violation occurs?

By almost any measure, the new FCPA enforcement policy is an important and positive development. Tom Fox, Bill Steinman, George Terwilliger, and others both here and beyond have noted as much, and I rise in concurrence.

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Monday
Dec042017

George J. Terwilliger III: Finally, A Sensible Anti-Corruption Enforcement Policy

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s announcement of a permanent expansion of the Department of Justice Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “Pilot Program” is good news for companies that repeatedly faced the dilemma of whether or not to investigate and disclose FCPA issues discovered internally.

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Friday
Dec012017

Bill Steinman: What's new about the DOJ's new FCPA corporate enforcement policy?

FCPA practitioners welcomed Rod Rosenstein’s announcement that the Department of Justice has made the FCPA Pilot Program permanent, and incorporated it into the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual. In the words of one of my colleagues, the audience “noticeably lightened up” at the Deputy AG’s news. 

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Resource Alert: Chinese translation of 2017 DOJ Fraud Section guidance

Covington & Burling has translated the February 2017 Fraud Section guidance on compliance programs into Chinese.

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Monday
Nov062017

Is the SEC targeting foreign companies? 

Charles Cain, chief of the SEC's FCPA unitThe SEC has a new chief to enforce the FCPA. His name is Charles Cain. And what's important to him is leveling the playing field.

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