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AG Sessions Vows to Continue Enforcement of FCPA

Posted by - July 20, 2017
Penalties for Noncompliance Remain Severe Attorney General Jeff Sessions has identified enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as a high priority for the Trump administration in its ongoing efforts to combat corporate misconduct.  News of this, along with other statements by officials within the Department of Justice, came as a…
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DOJ Releases New Guidance on Compliance Programs

Posted by - March 9, 2017
Bracewell white collar attorneys dissect guidance from the DOJ’s Fraud Section on how it assesses compliance program (and intends to). This guidance provides insight into the questions corporate counsel should expect from DOJ prosecutors during a criminal investigation and highlights common indicators of a strong corporate culture of compliance.
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DOJ and SEC Make 2016 a Record Year for FCPA Enforcement

Posted by - February 24, 2017
The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission were especially aggressive this year in bringing FCPA enforcement actions. There were several major enforcement actions brought last year, and each pointed to systemic corruption and ineffective leadership.
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Modern Enforcement: Rolls-Royce’s $800M Global Settlement

Posted by - February 10, 2017
Case Highlights Growing Trend in Collaborative Enforcement This article by Bracewell white-collar attorneys details the resolution of parallel investigations by U.S., U.K. and Brazilian authorities. Rolls-Royce’s long-running scheme to bribe government officials across the globe in exchange for government contracts has resulted in a record enforcement action. Learn about what…

Simplicity Reframed and the Domain of the Fragile

Posted by - February 15, 2016
Think of simplicity as an organization's end goal. It's an ideal that can be strived for in product design, process, governance -- you name it. This was the mindset of Steve Jobs as he drove innovation at Apple, and clearly they're doing something right. The benefits of simplicity are far-reaching.