2016 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years on record for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), with dozens of new
Last week Avon, the US door-to-door and online cosmetics manufacturer, announced that the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has placed it under formal investigation in connection with allegations of bribery in China.
One of the defining characteristics of the new era of enforcement is an aggressive application of the statutes.
On May 17, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced its first deferred prosecution agreement ("DPA").
A California federal judge issued an opinion on April 20, 2011, providing guidance on an important aspect of the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") - who is considered a foreign official under the statute.
The SFO has secured a £7m civil recovery order from engineering group, M.W. Kellogg Limited, in a case relating to the payment of bribes undertaken by its parent company and others.
FCPA enforcement officials repeatedly emphasized the necessity for adequate compliance procedures and the value of voluntarily reporting and cooperation when a violation is discovered.
Over the past several years, the U.S. government has steadily stretched the jurisdictional reach and scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in a concerted effort to crack down on corrupt business practices through increased enforcement.
During an October webinar hosted by the Journal of Commerce and moderated by Susan Ross of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Chuck Duross, Department of Justice (Justice) Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, observed this will be a record year in terms of both the fines collected and the number of cases brought by Justice under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
On April 1, 2010, a federal judge in Washington D.C. approved German automotive giant Daimler AG’s $185 million settlement with the United States related to allegations of a global bribery scheme