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Brazil’s “Car Wash” Operation Probes Banks for Employees’ Money Laundering Scheme

Brazil - February 13 2020 Brazilian authorities are investigating foreign and local banks for failure to prevent moneylaundering transactions that would have led to bribery of…

Mauricio A. España, Erica Franzetti

Southern District Deals Blow to FCPA-Based Securities Class Actions

USA - April 17 2018 When a public company resolves a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation by either the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) or Securities and…

Mauricio A. España, Brendan Herrmann

Credit risk retention final rule: enforcement and compliance considerations

USA - December 16 2014 Predicting enforcement of the final rule regarding U.S. risk retention is an uncertain task. This OnPoint is designed to provide guidance on…

Robert J. Rhatigan, Richard D. Jones, Robert H. Ledig, John M. Timperio

FinCEN Issues Advisory on Widespread Public Corruption in Venezuela

Venezuela - September 27 2017 The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released an advisory on September 20, 2017, to alert financial institutions of widespread public…

Mauricio A. España, Emlyn Mandel

Court Ruling Signals Potential Expansion of Civil RICO Liability to Include Automotive Suppliers in Emissions Violations Cases

USA - March 9 2018 A U.S. federal district court, on February 20, 2018, declined to dismiss class plaintiffs' civil RICO claim against GM and a major automotive supplier…

Mauricio A. España, David N. Kelley, Jennifer Park