Emphasizing the United States’ worldwide leadership in combating foreign bribery, James M. Cole, deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice, addressed the participants at the American Conference Institute’s FCPA conference on Tuesday in National Harbor, Maryland.… Continue Reading
A federal lawsuit by the compliance officer for Siemens’ healthcare business in China who said he was fired for internally reporting FCPA violations was dismissed Monday. The U.S. District Court in New York said the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act don’t apply outside the United States.… Continue Reading
Hobbies are important and we try to make time for ours — staring at the list of the biggest FCPA cases of all time.
Stare long enough, we’re convinced, and you can learn most of what’s important about FCPA compliance and enforcement.… Continue Reading
A U.S. federal judge Tuesday threw out a civil lawsuit filed Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex against Siemens AG and a South Korea’s SK Engineering that alleged bribes to Pemex officials.… Continue Reading
Over the weekend, the German weekly Der Spiegel said the NSA bugged European Union offices in Washington, Brussels, and at the U.N. in New York, and infiltrated EU computers to monitor telephone conversations, e-mails, and other documents.… Continue Reading
In any country, paying for travel for government officials, customers at state-owned enterprises, or customers at purely private enterprises can present corruption risks. Many worthy publications have addressed travel risks generally and how to minimize those risks, including establishing a true business purpose for the trip, ensuring transparency with the recipient’s organization, pre-approving a detailed itinerary to ensure that sightseeing/leisure does not predominate, paying expenses directly to vendors where possible, avoiding unnecessary stopovers or family members or friends accompanying, etc.… Continue Reading
Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.
So acting assistant AG Mythili Raman, who’s now heading the DOJ’s criminal division, testified Wednesday before the U.S.… Continue Reading