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Venable LLP | USA | 8 May 2019

DLA's Suspension Illustrates the Inherent Challenges in Contesting Responsibility Reviews

In a lawsuit recently filed against the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a


Venable LLP | USA | 11 Oct 2018

FCPA and Anti-Corruption News E-lert

On August 24, 2018, the Second Circuit rebuffed a push by the Department of Justice (DOJ or "government") to expand the extraterritorial reach of the


Venable LLP | USA | 14 May 2018

House Foreign Affairs Committee Mark-up of the BUILD Act (S. 2463)

This is an update regarding Senate Bill 2463 (the BUILD Act). The BUILD Act creates the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC), a


Venable LLP | USA | 31 Jul 2015

Federal grant and contract news for nonprofits - July 2015

Earlier this summer, the former chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Public Health was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for


Venable LLP | USA | 2 Mar 2011

Are you exposed to corruption risk? Frequently asked questions & answers about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Congress enacted the FCPA in 1977 to bring a halt to the rampant bribery of foreign government officials.


Venable LLP | USA | 3 Dec 2010

Amnesty under the FCPA?: a Senate spotlight focuses attention on rising concerns regarding the FCPA’s explosive growth

Strict enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and the idea of offering some type of corporate amnesty program for businesses concerned about the remarkable increase in recent FCPA prosecutions and penalties was covered in a hearing earlier this week before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee.


Venable LLP | USA | 18 Aug 2010

A lesson in successor liability: GE settles oil for food FCPA allegations

On July 27, 2010, General Electric Company ("GE") agreed to pay a $1 million fine and to disgorge $22.


Venable LLP | USA | 31 Jul 2010

FCPA news & trends

In the last week, there were two important developments in the world of FCPA enforcement.


Venable LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2010

Implementation of U.K. Bribery Act postponed for six months

If not, now is the time to reassess your company’s compliance activities and policies under the U.K. Bribery Act, the U.S. Foreign Corruption Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other anti-corruption laws, to ensure that they will be effective in providing a first line of anti-corruption defense for your company and personnel around the globe.


Venable LLP | USA | 2 Jul 2010

Technip SA agrees to $338 million in penalties

On June 28, 2010, Technip SA, a French-based global engineering company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, agreed to pay $98 million in a civil settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and a $240 million criminal fine to resolve an investigation by the SEC and Department of Justice ("DOJ").

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