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Entries in Enforcement Policy (63)

Thursday
Sep142017

Andy Spalding: The Pilot Program addresses three criticisms, but raises a new one

The Pilot Program is best understood as the DOJ’s response to three distinct lines of public commentary on FCPA enforcement. The Department should be commended for responding to this commentary -- indeed, for even listening to it in the first place. And the responses have, in my view, largely been smart and fair. But it’s created a new difficulty. Fortunately, that difficulty is easily addressed.

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Wednesday
Sep132017

U.S. commitment to enforcing the FCPA – A discussion with Philip Urofsky

Last week I spoke with Philip Urofsky, a partner at Shearman and Sterling, and a former federal prosecutor, responsible for investigating and advising on matters involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Thursday
Sep072017

Karen E. Woody: Declinations with disgorgement make me queasy. Here's why

As readers of the FCPA Blog are aware, the Pilot Program requires voluntary self-disclosure and cooperation with the government in order to be eligible for a declination from the DOJ.

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Thursday
Aug312017

Juan Manuel Bedoya-Palacio: Colombia enters the era of enforcement

Following a peace agreement that ended more than 50 years of civil conflict against the drug cartels and FARC (the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces, for its initials in Spanish), the focus now in Colombia is on exposing and prosecuting corruption.

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Monday
Aug282017

Bethany Hipp: How can compliance officers protect themselves from harm?

Recent enforcement actions suggest that regulators, both in the United States and the UK, are targeting compliance officers.  

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Thursday
Aug102017

Jampol and Aibel: DOJ targets healthcare with FCPA enforcement

The acting chief of the DOJ's Criminal Fraud Section announced a new partnership last month between the DOJ’s Healthcare Fraud Unit’s Corporate Strike Force and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutors.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

AG Sessions: ‘We will continue to strongly enforce the FCPA’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is critical to protecting honest companies from competitors who choose to pay bribes.

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Tuesday
Apr182017

DOJ’s McFadden: ‘We remain committed to enforcing the FCPA’

At this year's Anti-Corruption, Export Controls & Sanctions Summit in Washington, DC, the DOJ's Trevor McFadden talked Tuesday about the FCPA.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

Alexandra Wrage: Compliance and Enforcement Trends from the 2017 TRACE Forum

Last week, TRACE held its 13th Forum at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. Over 100 member companies contributed to a lively and extended exchange of best practices across the two-day event.

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Thursday
Mar302017

Donna Boehme: Chief compliance officers (and the DOJ) want accountability and discipline

CCOs know that accountability and discipline are difficult and perilous areas to embed in their programs for a number of reasons.

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Friday
Mar102017

DOJ will keep Pilot Program after April expiry during evaluation

A DOJ official said Friday the Pilot Program won't expire on April 5 but will continue while the agency evaluates how the program has worked and whether it should be extended or changed.

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Wednesday
Mar082017

Adam Frey: The DOJ expects ‘Third Party Management’ from compliance programs

2016 was a banner year for global anti-corruption enforcement: the U.S. government set records in terms of both the number of FCPA actions brought and the total dollar amount of related fines.

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