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Entries in Gift Giving (55)

Friday
May032013

In Harris China probe, SEC issues formal investigation order

Image courtesy of Harris CorporationFlorida-based Harris Corporation said this week it has received a 'formal order of investigation' from the SEC relating to the operations of its Carefx subsidiary in China.

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Monday
Feb042013

MTS discloses 'remedial actions' after investigation

Minnesota-based MTS Systems Corporation said last week that after an investigation of gift-giving, travel, and accommodation practices in its Asia operations, it '[removed] certain persons formerly employed in its Korea office.'

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Thursday
Dec202012

Brazil's gift-giving rules

Gift-giving legislation can be found in . . .

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Friday
Dec142012

Forget the apples. Now it's Louis Vuitton

Under the general topic of graft, school corruption is a well-recognized sub-genre.

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Friday
Dec142012

Super-charge your analytics program with the guidance

Last month, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission published their long-awaited Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Monday
Nov192012

DOJ to industry: Don't sweat the small stuff

Both the guidance and recent remarks by officials make clear that, although the FCPA has no value threshold, the government is not interested in bringing cases over de minimis payments to foreign officials.

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Monday
Nov192012

New FCPA guidance: no sea change but a helpful enforcement summary

Last week, the DOJ and SEC issued their long-anticipated Resource Guide regarding the agencies’ FCPA enforcement. Over a year in the drafting, the 120-page Guide addresses, among other things, (1) the definition of a foreign official, (2) gifts and entertainment, and (3) the “hallmarks” of an effective corporate compliance program. 

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Thursday
Nov152012

SEC's Khuzami: We're not interested in small potatoes

Robert Khuzami of the United States Securities and Exchange CommissionHere's what Robert Khuzami said Wednesday at a news briefing about the FCPA guidance released by the DOJ and SEC. Khuzami is head of the SEC's enforcement division.

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Wednesday
Nov142012

What's really inside the new guidance?

Just over a year after Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer first announced plans to issue “detailed new guidance on the [FCPA’s] criminal and civil enforcement provisions,” the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) today jointly issued this long-awaited formal guidance entitled A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“the Guide”).

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Wednesday
Nov142012

DOJ and SEC release 'unprecedented' joint FCPA guidance

The DOJ and SEC today released a 120-page FCPA resource guide.

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Tuesday
Nov132012

Harris Corp continues probe of Carefx China

Here's the latest FCPA disclosure by Harris Corp. from its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on October 31, 2012:

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Monday
Nov052012

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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