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Texas Supreme Court Dismisses Defamation Claim Against Shell and Concludes That Providing an Internal Investigation Report to the DOJ Is “Absolutely Privileged”

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Shell Oil Company v. Writt is a civil defamation case that has been closely followed by the corporate community given its impact on conducting internal investigations and cooperating with government enforcement agencies. This recent...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending May 22

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Wal-Mart related, request for a new trial, scrutiny alert, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Wal-Mart Related Here is what Wal-Mart said in its recent 1Q FY2016 earnings call : “FCPA and...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending May 29

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Survey says, scrutiny alert, chuckle, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Survey Says Items that caught my eye from Kroll/Compliance Week’s recent 2015 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking...

A Bi-Partisan Edition of the Double Standard

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Numerous previous post on FCPA Professor have highlighted the double standard between enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and enforcement of 18 U.S.C. 201, the domestic bribery statute. After all, in many respects the FCPA...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending June 5

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor FCPA trial starts, scrutiny alerts, ripples, and job alert. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. FCPA Trial Starts The DOJ is rarely put in a position to actually prove FCPA offenses. Sure, there have been some DOJ successes...

What’s The Difference?

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor It was not my intent to publish a third-straight post on double standard issues, let alone a post with the same headline as yesterday (see posts here and here from earlier this week). However, in writing on the double standard topic...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending July 10

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Scrutiny alerts and updates, asset recovery, Fokker DPA appeal, Holder to private practice, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Scrutiny Alerts and Updates Former Yara Executives Reuters reports...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending July 17

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor A reading stack edition of the Friday roundup. ***** Miller & Chevalier’s FCPA Summer Review 2015 is here . Regarding the DOJ’s latest FCPA trial court debacle in the Sigelman case (see here , here , here and here...

Farewell to Moe Green and the Promise to Pay a Bribe Under the FCPA

Moe Green died again yesterday but this time he was not shot through the glasses, it was from cancer and the fictional Las Vegas mobster lived to the ripe old age of 79. Of course I am referring to “Alex Rocco, the veteran tough-guy character actor with the gravelly voice best known for playing...

Issues to Consider From the Louis Berger Enforcement Action

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor This recent post highlighted the DOJ FCPA enforcement action against Louis Berger International (LBI) and two former employees. This post continues the analysis by highlighting various issues to consider from the enforcement action...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending July 31

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Scrutiny alerts, noisy exit, double standard, quotable and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Scrutiny Alerts FIFA-Related As predicted in this May post about the FIFA-related enforcement action...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending August 7

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Nominate, scrutiny alerts and updates, and is it asking too much for the enforcement agencies to get the law right. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Nominate As highlighted here , last month marked the six year anniversary...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending August 21

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Wal-Mart related, quotable, spot-on, scrutiny alerts and updates and prosecutorial common law defeat. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Wal-Mart Related In its recent 2Q FY2016 earnings call Wal-Mart stated: “FCPA...

Do You Now Understand Why the Meaning of “Foreign Official” Matters?

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor For some time, certain people have been confused, perplexed etc. as to why the meaning of “foreign official” in the FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions matters. In connection with the June 2011 Foreign Corrupt Practices...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending August 28

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor The latest edition of the double standard, survey says, when the dust settles, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Double Standard An individual currently holds political office in one unit of government...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending September 4

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Vote, motion for reconsideration, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Vote FCPA Professor has been selected as one of the best legal blogs by the Expert Institute. If FCPA Professor adds value to...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending September 18

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor DOJ compliance counsel identified, additional lenient PetroTiger exec sentences, scrutiny alerts and updates, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. DOJ Compliance Counsel As highlighted in this previous...

Where Does the Truth Lie?

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor If the DOJ and/or SEC make allegations in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action, and a risk averse corporation agrees to resolve the enforcement action in the absence of judicial scrutiny, does that mean the allegations are...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending September 25

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor More on the Yates Memo, scrutiny alerts, survey says, and FCPA reform. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. More on the Yates Memo Once again a private company has marketed a public official to drive attendance to its paid...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending October 9

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Alleged bribery at the U.N., former Siemens exec pleads guilty to long-standing charges, scrutiny alerts and updates, quotable, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Alleged Bribery at the United Nations...

Wall Street Journal Pulls a Nana Nana Boo Boo on the New York Times Walmart Reporting

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor On Monday, the Wall Street Journal published this page one article titled “Wal-Mart Bribery Probe Finds Few Signs of Major Misconduct in Mexico” about the company’s long-standing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act scrutiny...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending October 30

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Scrutiny alerts and updates, civil litigation updates, SEC enforcement statistics, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Scrutiny Alerts and Updates Millicom The telecom and media company headquartered...

The Pressing Need for Diligence in the FCPA Space

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor In running FCPA Professor for over six years, I literally search for FCPA content every day. There is a lot of good stuff out there that is frequently highlighted on these pages. There is also a lot of not so good stuff out there and...

Enforcement Officials Speak on Compliance and Individual Accountability

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor This post summarizes two recent speeches by DOJ/SEC enforcement officials that touched upon topics relevant to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement. In the first speech , Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, speaking at...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending November 13

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor A plethora of scrutiny alerts and updates, dismissed, quotable, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Scrutiny Alerts and Updates Crawford & Company The company, a “provider of claims...