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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…
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The Economic Costs of Corruption

Posted by - November 30, 2017
In a truly extraordinary article in the New York Times (NYT), columnist Thomas L. Freidman opened the article on his interview with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) with the following, “I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the…
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The FCPA Week That Was — Seven Individuals Charged for FCPA Violations

Posted by - November 29, 2017
To all the “nattering nabobs of negativity” concerning FCPA enforcement, the US Justice Department responded with a resounding message – not only is FCPA enforcement here to stay, but individual violators are on DOJ’s radar screen. In an FCPA enforcement week like no other, the Justice Department unveiled a total…
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The Trump Effect on FCPA Enforcement

Posted by - October 24, 2017
As U.S. Enforcement Lags, International Attention to Domestic Corruption Takes a Front Seat Despite assurances from senior DOJ officials that the U.S. would maintain robust enforcement of the FCPA, enforcement has waned in the first eight months of the Trump presidency, with the DOJ and SEC combined announcing only four…
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Protecting Your Corporate Culture

Posted by - September 8, 2017
The Objective of Due Diligence There is immense benefit to thoroughly vetting third parties, and it goes far beyond avoiding enforcement actions from the likes of the SEC, DOJ and other regulatory agencies. When you do business with risky suppliers and vendors domestically or abroad, you put your organization’s reputation…
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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.