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Entries in Jurisdiction (78)

Wednesday
Feb152012

Beyond Balance VI: The Jurisdictional Sword Just May Cut the Other Way

In last week’s post in this series we explained that the core purpose of the FCPA is to encourage, or require, ethical international business.

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Tuesday
Aug302011

The FCPA And Evidence Abroad

"Obtaining evidence outside the United States," the U.S. Attorneys Manual says, "involves considerations unfamiliar to many American prosecutors."

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Monday
Aug152011

What's The Deal With Declinations?

After a company self discloses possible FCPA violations, or hears from the DOJ or SEC first, there are only two possible outcomes -- an enforcement action or a declination (no action by the DOJ or SEC).

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Thursday
Aug112011

Call For Scholarship: The Travel Act

We've talked about the Carson case and the defendants' challenge to the Travel Act counts.

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Carson Case Tests The Travel Act

A hearing on Friday this week might influence whether the DOJ will keep using Travel Act counts in FCPA-related prosecutions.

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Monday
Jul252011

On News Corp, Some Recommended Reading

Ellen Podgor on her White Collar Crime Prof Blog posted commentary called Murdoch and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Minefield.

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Friday
Jul222011

Bodmer Appointed To Board Of Swiss Bank

Bloomberg's David Glovin reported this month that Viktor Kozeny's Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in the U.S. to conspiracy to launder money was "reappointed to the board of a Swiss bank that the government said he used in the criminal scheme."

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Monday
Jul112011

James Murdoch And The FCPA

The U.K.'s domestic antibribery laws are sturdy enough to handle a prosecution of Rupert Murdoch's son, James, if one is justified.

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Thursday
Jun232011

Wreckage In China From Siemens Case

Here is another sad chapter in the Siemens case. It’s a reminder to me of the unequal enforcement (or lack thereof) between the various jurisdictions.

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Monday
Apr042011

Life After Guidance: No Change

The U.K. Bribery Act will be effective on July 1 and companies must now decide how to comply. That wasn’t made any easier last week by the Guidance from the Ministry of Justice.

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