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Modern Slavery Compliance For U.S.-based (and Other) Multinationals: A Review of Recent Compliance and Disclosure Developments in the United States and Abroad

USA, Australia, United Kingdom, OECD, Canada - April 22 2019 Modern slavery compliance is becoming a bigger focus at U.S.-based and other multinationals. Compliance continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Over the...

Amanda N. Raad, Andrew J. Dale, Michael R. Littenberg, Nellie V. Binder.

Catnip for Whistleblowers: The Status of SOX Whistleblower Protections in FCPA Cases

USA - March 27 2019 A recent decision in the 9th Circuit limits the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections available to former employees who face retaliation for...

Stephanie Busalacchi, Andrew Kaplan.

FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy Update: DOJ Introduces New Compliance Requirements for Companies Using Instant Messaging Platforms

USA - March 21 2019 On March 12, 2019, the United States Department of Justice (the "DOJ") revised key provisions of the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy (the "Policy")...

Karen Oddo, David Zhang, Christopher Nienhaus, Geoffrey M. Atkins, Mimi Yang.

Russian Telecom Giant Agrees to Pay $850 Million in Penalties to Resolve Alleged Involvement in FCPA Bribery Scheme

USA - March 11 2019 On March 7, 2019, the DOJ announced that Russian telecommunications giant Mobile TeleSystems PJSC ("MTS" or the "Company") entered into a deferred...

Patrick J. Reinikainen, Abraham Lee.

China Enacted “Blocking Statute” for International Criminal Judicial Assistance

USA, China - February 25 2019 On October 26, 2018, the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) enacted the International Criminal Judicial Assistance Law (the “ICJAL”), which...

David Zhang, Yaping Zhang, Geoffrey M. Atkins, Mimi Yang.