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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Scott Shaffer: Due diligence still needs the human element

Over the past 10 years, I’ve seen many new firms enter the FCPA due diligence space. They’re often big data companies commoditizing the investigative field.

These firms use technology to expand outside of their niche, into the domain of investigations and licensed private investigative agencies, whose entire business model focuses on investigative analyst-led research.… Continue Reading

More companies disclose FCPA-related investigations

In the past 14 days, six companies have disclosed new FCPA-related investigations.

And 25 companies have updated their disclosures about FCPA-related investigations.

The industries mentioned by companies now being tracked by FCPA Tracker include:

Asset Management
Auto Parts
Building Materials
Business Information
Climate Control
Engineering and Construction
Equipment and Vehicle Rental
Food Production
Food Supplements
Industrial Cleaning
Insurance Services
Medical Devices
Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas Services
Power Generation
Rail Transport
Real Estate
Steel Production
Supply Chain Management
Test Systems
Transaction Processing
Wind Energy

The agencies mentioned by companies now being tracked by FCPA Tracker include:

Brazilian Federal Police
Brazilian Federal Prosecutor’s Office
Brazilian Federal Public Ministry
Brazilian Securities Commission
Colombia Attorney General
Controladoria-Geral da União
Council for Economic Defense
Economic and Financial Crime Commission
Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau
Public Prosecutor of Milan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
South African Police Service
São Paulo State Prosecutor’s Office
U.S.… Continue Reading

World Bank appoints new Integrity chief

The World Bank Group announced the appointment of Pascale Helene Dubois as Vice President for Integrity.

Dubois most recently served as as the World Bank’s Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer. 

The Integrity Vice Presidency is an independent unit within the World Bank Group.… Continue Reading

Brockmeyer joins Debevoise in DC

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP said Monday that Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former chief of the SEC’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, is joining the firm’s Washington, DC office.

She’ll be a partner and member of the white collar, regulatory defense, and crisis response groups.… Continue Reading

SFO confirms investigation of KBR

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.’s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.

The investigation “is related to the SFO’s ongoing investigation into the activities of Unaoil,” the agency said in a statement Friday.… Continue Reading