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Corruption Perceptions Index 2020 - an Americas perspective

USA - February 8 2021 The Americas maintained its average score of 43 for the fifth consecutive year. As one of the regions most affected by COVID-19, the Americas have…

Aurelie Ercoli, Jonathan D. King, Jonathan W. Haray.

FCPA Resource Guide revisions signal DOJ focus on books and records and internal controls charges

USA - July 8 2020 On Friday, July 3, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Division…

Courtney Gilligan Saleski, Dante Alessandri, Eric Paul Christofferson, Gail Rodgers, Grayson D. Stratton, Jessica Ann Masella, John M. Hillebrecht, Jonathan D. King, Jonathan W. Haray, Matthew M. Graves.

US v. Hoskins: in setback for DOJ, court grants post-trial motion for acquittal on all FCPA counts

USA - February 27 2020 Since 2013, one of the most closely watched criminal prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA) has been that of Lawrence…

Eric Paul Christofferson, John M. Hillebrecht, Jonathan D. King.

Second Circuit: McDonnell "official act" requirement doesn’t apply to FCPA violations

USA - August 13 2019 On August 9, 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the high bar for corruption cases set by the US Supreme Court in…

Benjamin Klein.

DOJ revises its guidance on corporate compliance programs

USA - May 2 2019 This week, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski announced a significant rewrite of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) guidance document…

Elan Gershoni, Grayson D. Stratton.