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Anti-Corruption Digest - August 2013

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2013

Wal-Mart announced that it in fiscal year 2014, it expects to spend over $300 million investigating possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt

Anti-corruption digest - June 2013

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • June 21 2013

French oil and gas giant Total SA has entered into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement ("DPA") with the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") to

Anti-corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • December 21 2012

Several U.S. mayors are on trial for, under investigation for, or have just been found guilty of charges related to extortion and bribery. A brief rundown:

Anti-corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • September 17 2012

Canadian-based Nordion, Inc. has indicated to US and Canadian regulators that it may have uncovered possible violations of the FCPA and the corresponding Canadian anti-corruption statute, the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Nordion, based in Ottawa, supplies medical isotopes and had revenue of $274 million in the US in 2011

Fraud-on-the-market

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2012

On June 11, 2012, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, a case involving two questions that could have a substantial impact on securities class actions

Noble Corporation

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 22 2012

In February 2012, the SEC brought FCPA claims against three oil services executives associated with Noble Corporation: Thomas O’Rourke, Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen

Cobalt International Energy

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 22 2012

The SEC has been investigating Angolan presalt company Cobalt International Energy, a US company, since November 2011

SEC investigating Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb has confirmed that the SEC is investigating its sales and marketing practices in various countries

Biomet Inc.

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2012

Medical device company Biomet has agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as parallel criminal charges by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ

Smith & Nephew

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has reached a settlement with London-based medical device company Smith & Nephew PLC to resolve charges that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when its U.S. and German subsidiaries bribed public doctors in Greece for over a decade in order to win business