Beginning in 2008, when Siemens resolved its mega-FCPA case for $800 million, December has been a month of FCPA fireworks.… Continue Reading
Last week’s $1.06 billion blockbuster resolution by Sweden’s Ericsson included disgorgement to the SEC of $540 million. By our count that’s the second biggest disgorgement ever ordered in an FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading
Most of us, if we have any sense at all, harbor some healthy distrust of the world’s biggest companies. For good reason we fear the concentrated power of giant corporations. What, after all, is one person compared to the overwhelming might of Facebook, Walmart, or Exxon?… Continue Reading
The Office of the Israel’s Tax and Economic Prosecutor announced Monday that it has reached a Conditional Agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. with respect to the bribery issues Teva resolved with U.S.… Continue Reading
The press in Israel reported this week that Aeronautics Ltd., one of the largest military drone manufactures in Israel, is being investigated for suspected bribery of a foreign public official.
If confirmed, the investigation into foreign bribery offenses would be the fourth in Israel.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled 9-0 to limit the Securities and Exchange Commission’s legal authority to recover ill-gotten profits from defendants.
The Supreme Court in Kokesh v. SEC said the SEC’s use of the remedy known as disgorgement is subject to a five-year statute of limitations.… Continue Reading
Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. agreed Thursday with the DOJ and SEC to resolve FCPA violations through a deferred prosecution agreement and total payments of $519 million.
Israel’s enforcement of its foreign bribery statute took years to get off the ground but it’s now going full speed ahead.
Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical said in a securities filing Tuesday it has reserved $520 million for an FCPA settlement.
Teva said it is now in “advanced discussions” with the DOJ and SEC.… Continue Reading