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Entries in Leslie R. Caldwell (35)

Monday
Dec122016

DOJ creates new job in London at SFO, FCA

The DOJ said Friday it has created a new position for a lawyer who'll be seconded to the UK for two years to collaborate on financial fraud and foreign bribery cases.

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Friday
Nov042016

In state of the FCPA speech, Caldwell says Pilot Program is working

DOJ criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell used a wide-ranging talk Thursday at George Washington University Law School to defend the six-month old Pilot Program and to describe the Justice Department's FCPA enforcement efforts and the current state of corporate compliance.

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Tuesday
Nov012016

Event: AAG Caldwell at GW Law to talk about FCPA enforcement (November 3)

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's Criminal Division, will speak at George Washington University Law School on Thursday, November 3 at 3:00 pm.

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Wednesday
Aug032016

Donna Boehme: Five signs that Compliance 2.0 is the new normal

Major conferences like Compliance Week 2016 are the perfect venue for witnessing the continuing development of the dynamic and fast-evolving compliance profession.

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Monday
Apr182016

Worth MacMurray: The DOJ is emphasizing a ‘culture of compliance’

Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal DivisionThe DOJ’s FCPA Guidance and Enforcement Plan places significant emphasis on organizational culture. The section describing “an effective compliance and ethics program” includes “whether the company has established a culture of compliance, including an awareness among employees that any criminal conduct, including the conduct underlying the investigation, will not be tolerated.”

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Wednesday
Apr062016

Bill Steinman was right. FCPA enforcement is alive and well

In early January, Washington lawyer Bill Steinman said in a post for the FCPA Blog that 2016 was likely to be a big year for FCPA enforcement. His words were prophetic.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

DOJ launches FCPA self-reporting pilot program with new guidance

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. CaldwellAssistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell announced a one-year pilot program Tuesday intended to encourage companies to self report FCPA offenses and cooperate with the Justice Department.

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Monday
Mar282016

Fat Leonard's ‘Golden Asset’: U.S. Navy captain jailed 46 months, tells of floating brothel

Capt. Daniel Dusek, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (Image courtesy of Wiki Commons)The highest-ranking Navy officer charged in the massive "Fat Leonard" bribery scandal was sentenced in federal court Friday to 46 months in prison.

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Thursday
Mar172016

Joseph Spinelli on the Yates Memo: Expect DOJ investigations to become very personal

Last week Kroll and the Ethisphere Institute released their 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report: The Year of Global Expansion and Enforcement.

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Monday
Feb012016

Paul Pelletier: Sporadic enforcement isn't effective enforcement

At a recent ubiquitous FCPA conference, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell noted that even more resources would be added to the Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit, increasing the number of prosecutors by 50% from 20 to 30 trial attorneys, making this specialty unit larger than the entire white collar sections of most United States Attorneys’ Offices nationwide.

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Monday
Jan112016

Bill Steinman: Reports of the FCPA’s demise are greatly exaggerated (and just plain wrong)

This time of year, FCPA prognosticators abound.  Just as the arrival of a New Year is heralded by the popping of champagne corks, January brings with it much gazing into our FCPA crystal balls. Looking back over the prior year, we do our best to offer insight into what enforcement trends the New Year will bring.

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Thursday
Nov122015

DOJ to companies: New compliance counsel provides a ‘reality check’

The Department of Justice Fraud Section said this month it has hired Hui Chen as a “full-time compliance expert.”

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