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The Year 2015 in Anti-Bribery Enforcement: Are Companies in the Eye of an Enforcement Storm?

USA, Russia, United Kingdom, OECD, Brazil, China, France, Germany - January 26 2016 While one year’s statistics do not, standing alone, make trends, several things about anti-bribery enforcement in 2015 are inescapable. In the United...

David A. O'Neil, Sean Hecker, Paul R. Berger, Dr. Thomas Schürrle, Dmitri V. Nikiforov.


The SEC’s Most-Recent Nudge to Self-Report: Will it Make a Difference?

USA - December 22 2015 In recent months, senior leaders of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) have garnered significant headlines by publicizing a renewed focus on...

Sean Hecker, Steven S. Michaels, Paul R. Berger, Bruce E. Yannett.


Brazil issues guidelines for compliance programs

Brazil - October 29 2015 On September 22, 2015, Brazil’s ComptrollerGeneral of the Union (the “CGU”) issued guidelines (the “Guidelines”) on framing and implementing...

Daniel Aun, Bernardo Becker Fontana, Sean Hecker, Steven S. Michaels.


No coverage under commercial general liability policies in recent data privacy suits

USA - October 13 2015 Two federal courts recently held that, under commercial general liability ("CGL") policies, insurance companies did not owe policyholders a duty to...

Jeewon Kim Serrato, Keith J. Slattery, Sisi Wu, Jeremy Feigelson.


Risks and opportunities arising from DOJ’s new “compliance counsel”

USA - August 28 2015 Late last month, Andrew Weissmann, the Chief of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that the DOJ would be hiring a...

David A. O'Neil, Steven S. Michaels.