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Entries in JP Morgan (17)

Wednesday
Jan112017

Memo to movie makers: Film roles can be something ‘of value’ 

In the fall of 2013, the FCPA Blog published my series Cameo Corruption, which focused on the potential use of film roles as something “of value” that could be improperly offered to influence foreign officials.

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Thursday
Jan072016

Jordan A. Thomas: Welcome to the whistleblower revolution

Secrets. We all have them. It’s human nature to keep them. But given recent enforcement actions initiated by whistleblowers, one thing is clear: a good secret has a high price tag.

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Wednesday
Jan072015

JP Morgan revisited: What's a princeling supposed to do?

We at the FCPA Blog are long overdue in recognizing the new resource that is the Global Anticorruption Blog. With my colleague in the legal academy, Harvard Law professor Matthew Stephenson, at the helm, GAB analyzes corruption law issues with uncommon intellectual rigor. They break down issues as few can. In so doing, they add great value to the anti-corruption debates of our day.

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Monday
Jun162014

The princeling problem: In search of a legal theory (Part IV, conc.)

After introducing the princeling problem in Part I, developing a two-prong test in Part II, and showing the difficulty in applying that test to JP Morgan in Part III, we’re here considering the possibility that the government is contemplating a reversal of its prior guidance. Such things are momentous and, from a rule of law perspective, fraught; we should pause to carefully think this one through. 

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Friday
Jun132014

The princeling problem: In search of a legal theory (Part 3)

In the prior post we distilled a two-prong rule for hiring the relatives of officials, based on the Guidance, opinion releases, and prior cases.  That rule is:

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Thursday
Jun122014

The princeling problem: In search of a legal theory (Part 2)

The first post in this series mined DOJ Opinion Releases from the early 1980s concerning hiring family relatives. We discovered a bright-line rule: hiring the relative of a foreign official does not violate the FCPA if nothing of value passes through the relative to the official.

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Friday
May232014

JP Morgan ex-China chief arrested in Hong Kong

The former head of investment banking in China at JP Morgan Chase has been arrested by Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency, according to reports.

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Friday
Dec202013

JP Morgan 'sons and daughters' program hit by whistleblowers, emails

JP Morgan’s controversial “Sons and Daughters” hiring program is still under the microscope, most recently in a New York Times article that said the practice was an open secret among employees.

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Monday
Oct212013

JP Morgan rap sheet is deep and wide

JP Morgan Chase reached a tentative deal with the DOJ this weekend to settle a slew of past transgressions for $13 billion.

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Friday
Oct182013

U.S., China enforcement crossfire creates new risks

At the beginning of this year, China's president Xi Jinping promised to fight both "tigers" and "flies" -- high-ranking and low-ranking corrupt officials -- in his crackdown on corruption. Since then, the anti-graft campaign has led to the conviction of Bo Xilai and to the front-page investigations of foreign companies in the pharmaceutical and oil and gas sectors, among others.

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Tuesday
Oct152013

Once-loved princelings feel the heat

Suddenly there's lots of buzz about China's princelings -- the children of top officials who enjoy vast privileges in education, work, and business.

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Friday
Oct112013

‘Misconduct is an outlier in an ethical culture’

The SEC's associate director of enforcement, Stephen L. Cohen, left, had some great things to say when he spoke this week at the SCCE Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

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