One of our favorite FCPA resources comes every six months from Washington, D.C. law firm Miller & Chevalier. The latest, released this week, is the FCPA Summer Review 2012.
The Summer Review covers corporate and individual enforcement actions, reform efforts, international developments, and a lot more.
What’s happening at Team DOJ? Here’s what the Summer Review said:
FCPA Team Turnover at the DOJ: In the first half of this year, the DOJ’s FCPA unit lost one of its two assistant chiefs, William Stuckwisch, as well as one long-serving FCPA trial attorney, Kathleen Hamann. In addition, the Fraud Section, which encompasses the FCPA unit, lost Hank Walther, who was an FCPA assistant chief until mid-2010. In their place, the DOJ hired four experienced prosecutors, one of whom, Jason Jones, was designated as the third assistant chief of the FCPA unit, a newly created position. Despite the loss of institutional knowledge, the addition of new prosecutorial experience, combined with lessons learned from DOJ’s first major wave of FCPA trials in the past two years, will likely lead to more refined prosecutorial strategies going forward.
And here’s one of the many great graphs in the Summer Review:
Our thanks to Miller & Chevalier for the FCPA Summer Review.
The firm’s FCPA Summer Review 2012 is here.