At ACI’s annual FCPA Conference last November, SEC FCPA Unit Chief Kara N. Brockmeyer disclosed that the SEC expects to rely more frequently on administrative proceedings (as opposed to more traditional civil court actions) to resolve FCPA-related enforcement matters.… Continue Reading
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
In July, the Paris Regional Criminal Court acquitted French oil company Total SA and its managers of foreign bribery charges in the infamous Oil For Food case.
The decision was long awaited.… 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 French court Monday acquitted oil giant Total SA, its chief executive, a former government minister, and more than a dozen other defendants on charges of violating the U.N.’s oil-for-food program.… 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 the fourth biggest FCPA case ever, French oil giant Total S.A. agreed Wednesday to pay $398 million in penalties and disgorgement for bribing an Iran official to gain access to oil and gas fields.… Continue Reading