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And Then There Was One-the Updated Box Score of FCPA Settlements from the Nigerian Bribery Scandal
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by Thomas Fox

Both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the agreement by the Dutch company, Snamprogetti Netherlands BV, (Snamprogetti) to pay a $240 million criminal penalty to the DOJ to resolve charges related... Read More

Technip Settles-the Nigerian FCPA Bribery Box Score Update
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Thomas Fox

Today the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced, in separate Press Releases, that they both has reached settlements with Technip S. A. (Technip) for multiple violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Read More

Top Three FCPA Hits of 2010: The Gun Sting Case
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by Thomas Fox

As we enter the second half of 2010 it is time to review what we believe to be three of the more significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters which came to significant public attention in the first half of this year. We will review the (Ding... Read More

The FCPA: A Key Focus Of Securities Regulators
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by Thomas O. Gorman

While insider trading has been dominating the news, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act remains a key focus of securities regulators. The Department of Justice continued to unwind a years long conspiracy to violate the FCPA with the guilty plea yesterday... Read More

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 10-01
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Doug Cornelius

The Department of Justice released its latest Opinion Procedure Release under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It's one of the quirks of the FCPA that you can ask the Department of Justice whether a particular situation would be a violation of the... Read More