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Has More FCPA Enforcement Brought Less Deterrence?

The DOJ ramped up FCPA enforcement over the past five years. But could its aggressive pursuit of prosecutions be hurting attempts to deter corruption? It’s possible.

One criminology theory particularly applicable to white collar crime is neutralization.… Continue Reading

DOJ May End Africa Sting Prosecutions

The boss of the DOJ’s criminal division and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia asked Judge Richard Leon Tuesday for time to consider ‘whether to continue to go forward’ with the Africa sting case.… Continue Reading

Smith & Nephew Reaches $22 Million Settlement

U.K.-based medical device maker Smith & Nephew plc agreed to pay $22.2 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses committed by its U.S. and German subsidiaries.

The company admitted bribing government-employed doctors in Greece for more than a decade to win business.… Continue Reading

Symposium Will Focus On FCPA

The Ohio State Law Journal’s FCPA symposium happens March 16 in Columbus.

Thirty-five years of FCPA history will be celebrated by asking: What are the priorities and goals of the FCPA?… Continue Reading

‘Not Every Mistake Is A Criminal Act’

Lawrence Goldman’s posts on the White Collar Crime Prof Blog are uniformly smart and engaging.

What Goldman said last week about the over criminalization of business behavior brought to mind some recent FCPA prosecutions that ended with acquittals, mistrials, or dismissals:

Both Attorney General Eric Holder and SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami defended their record, stating that not every mistake is a violation of law.

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Long-Arm Laws Untangled

Our friends at the Virginia Journal of International Law are hosting a Spring Symposium on Friday, February 10 at UVa’s law school in Charlottesville.

How to resolve conflicts between U.S. and foreign laws is the topic.… Continue Reading

Russia Signs OECD Anti Bribery Convention

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, on Wednesday signed the Anti-Bribery Convention of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The convention requires signatories to criminalize overseas bribery by their citizens and impose punishment for violations.… Continue Reading

Qualcomm’s Whistleblower Woes

San Diego-based Qualcomm Incorporated said this week it is under investigation by the SEC and DOJ for FCPA compliance.

Qualcomm learned about the DOJ investigation late last month. It said the U.S.… Continue Reading

All Corruption Is Local

The number of countries covered by the FCPA Database is growing. It has the largest collection of anti-corruption legislation and gift-giving regulations. There are also more than a thousand searchable law firm memos, and a directory of more than two thousand law firms.… Continue Reading