Non-U.S. companies have long dominated the FCPA Blog Top Ten list, and currently occupy nine of ten places. That means the DOJ and SEC (no matter who’s in the White House) apply the FCPA unfairly, using it to “punish” mainly big, well-known foreign businesses, right?… Continue Reading
How to explain it? Beam Suntory’s 2018 FCPA civil settlement with the SEC went so well. The SEC praised the company’s cooperation and took into account its good behavior. And yet in 2020, when Beam Suntory finally resolved criminal FCPA charges, the DOJ brought faint praise and heavy criticism, citing the company’s “inconsistent and, at times, inadequate cooperation,” among other transgressions.… Continue Reading
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. shattered our top ten list with a $3.3 billion FCPA settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, sending it straight to number one.… Continue Reading
Swedish telecom Ericsson agreed Friday to pay the DOJ and SEC over $1 billion in one of the biggest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions ever.… Continue Reading
The world has now lived with the FCPA for more than 40 years and with hyper-enforcement for more than a decade. By now you’d think everyone on earth has learned about the risks of non-compliance.… Continue Reading
What law firms and lawyers represented the companies on our latest Top Ten List in connection with their FCPA resolutions?
Russian telecom MTS joined our Top Ten list last week at number three. It knocked Och-Ziff off the list, and that means nine of the ten biggest FCPA cases of all time now involve non-U.S.… Continue Reading
Brazil’s state-owned energy giant entered into the biggest FCPA settlement in history Thursday after the DOJ and SEC assessed penalties and disgorgement totalling $1.78 billion.
Last week police in Malaysia arrested former prime minister Najib Razak after seizing $273 million of loot from his houses and condos.
Prosecutors think Najib and his wife bought the loot with money stolen from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.… Continue Reading