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4 Current FCPA Enforcement Trends

Posted by - July 19, 2018
“Resources Reflect Policy” and Other Observations Michael Volkov discusses themes emerging in the DOJ’s and SEC’s enforcement of FCPA violations thus far in 2018. There are two distinct themes in FCPA enforcement: The first is consistency (i.e., that some enforcement actions are relatively consistent across the board), and, in the…
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One of the World’s Most Feared Enforcement Tools

Posted by - July 5, 2018
The History of FCPA Enforcement, Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part series on the history of the enforcement of the FCPA, Anne Eberhardt discussed some of the factors that led to its creation. In this second part, she describes how the FCPA evolved into one of the most…
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How the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Came to Be

Posted by - July 3, 2018
The History of FCPA Enforcement, Part 1 Anne Eberhardt, Senior Director at Gavin Solmonese and an expert in FCPA, forensic, compliance, fraud and corruption investigations, offers a brief history of the FCPA. In this first installment, she provides historical context for the regulation, discusses its 1977 enactment and touches on…

Crash Landing: Lessons From the Panasonic FCPA Enforcement

Posted by - June 20, 2018
Those bemoaning the lack of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity can cease. With the Dun & Bradstreet Inc. (D&B) declination in April and May’s enforcement action involving Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) and its parent Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), U.S. regulators at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have…

How the Michael Cohen Investigation Defines and Highlights the Limits of the FCPA

Posted by - June 15, 2018
Political Ties This article will dig deep into the issue of whether President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, should be concerned about potential FCPA violations on the heels of revelations about payments received from multi-national corporations. It’s a complicated issue since the FCPA is very specific about limiting American influence on…
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What Is the Current State of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Prosecution?

Posted by - March 23, 2018
Trump and the FCPA Instances of global corruption pepper our newspapers and news feeds. Closer to home, allegations of corruption have taken center stage in the American political landscape, and President Trump has been openly critical of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, leaving many in the compliance field to wonder…

TRACE International’s 2017 Global Enforcement Report

Posted by - March 15, 2018
TRACE International, the globally renowned anti-bribery standard setting organization, has published its annual Global Enforcement Report. The Global Enforcement Report (GER) provides graphic and textual analyses of all known investigations and enforcement actions involving transnational commercial bribery since the passage of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The findings note a reversion to the…

Miller & Chevalier’s FCPA Winter Review 2018

Posted by - March 7, 2018
Every quarter, Miller & Chevalier’s International practice publishes a review of the latest FCPA enforcement actions. This is a comprehensive guide to actions against corporations and individuals, ongoing policy developments and related litigation and international developments.  
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Are We Winning the Battle Against Bribery and Corruption?

Posted by - February 8, 2018
with co-authors Paul Nash and Arturo del Castillo A Region-by-Region Analysis Organizations around the world are increasingly facing a diverse range of fraud-, cyber- and security-related challenges across a variety of sectors. The 10th edition of the Kroll Global Fraud & Risk Report (The Kroll Report) found that as compliance professionals…
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The Asia-Pacific Top 10 FCPA Enforcement Actions of 2017

Posted by - January 24, 2018
Asia Pacific continues to give rise to a large number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions. Four of the nine companies that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section includes on its list of 2017 FCPA Enforcement Actions are based or were operating in the region, as…
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Considering an M&A Deal? What You Should Know

Posted by - January 23, 2018
When participating in a transaction, there are many steps to consider and take to seamlessly carry out a sale. Allocating resources and effectively communicating are key for successful due diligence, the process prior to finalizing an M&A transaction.
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The Tides Are Turning For SEC Enforcement Policies

Posted by - January 12, 2018
At stake in the prolonged debate over a “best-interest” standard of care for retirement advice are $7.5 trillion in 401(k)-type assets and $8.4 trillion in IRA assets. Whether or not the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will eventually come to agreement on a uniform…