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Enforcement of corporate crimes, which languished for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, will grow more vigorous this year and may be accompanied by significantly tougher penalties, partners with Vinson & Elkins’ (“V&E”) Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice say.

May 26, 2022
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Last month, at the American Conference Institute’s Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption & Compliance Programs in Mexico City, Vinson & Elkins partner Palmina M. Fava moderated a panel.
May 2, 2022
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In today’s corporate environment, it is no longer enough to just have a compliance program on file. Proper and timely training, focus on high-risk roles, and working alongside your compliance team are critical.
April 21, 2022
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Building on remarks at the White Collar Conference in March 2022, government officials from several federal agencies signaled a focus on active enforcement, robust compliance, data analytics, diversity amoung
April 21, 2022
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In a dramatic departure from prior practice, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently released its second Opinion Procedure Release (“OPR”) in the last two years, following a half-decade of dormancy, and perhaps responding to criticism from the business community, DOJ actually provided actionable and immediate guidance to a company facing imminent harm.

April 6, 2022
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Partners Palmina M. Fava in Vinson & Elkin’s New York City office and Fry Wernick, as well as associates Brian L. Howard II and Peter T. Thomas, all in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, joined Natura & Company’s Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Itamar Gaino Filho, and Group Vice President of Ethics & Compliance, Richard P. Davies, to author a new chapter on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for Thompson Reuters’ Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel.

March 14, 2022
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While (the government’s or the DOJ’s) traditional trial and investigative resolutions may still be delayed due to the pandemic, monitorships and enforcement may be on the rise. Therefore, the efficacy of compli
January 26, 2022
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On November 10, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted a motion to dismiss Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) charges brought against a Swiss resident and citizen, rejecting the government’s argument that the Swiss national was an agent of a wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PDVSA”).

December 9, 2021
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In a world where the use of third parties in a company’s efforts to expand its business, whether internationally, domestically or locally, is not only inevitable but necessary – it is absolutely crucial to be aware of the activities of third parties in foreign jurisdictions.

Published in Latin Lawyer’s The Guide to Corporate Compliance, July 2021

August 17, 2021
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The peril of FCPA punishments often is perceived as arising exclusively from government agencies like the DOJ and SEC, and other emerging enforcement agencies both domestic and international.

Published in Anti-Corruption Report, July 21, 2021

July 27, 2021
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In this program, V&E lawyers discussed how best to understand and prepare for issues involving antitrust and white collar enforcement under the Biden administration.
April 15, 2021
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In this article, we provide concrete steps companies can take in anticipation of this sea change in SEC enforcement.

Published in Anti-Corruption Report

March 17, 2021