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During a roundtable at the Fifth International Debarment Colloquium last month, Joseph Mauro, a spokesperson for the Compliance Unit of the World Bank Group’s (“World Bank”) Integrity Vice Presidency (“INT”), announced recent changes to the manner in which the World Bank will evaluate borrowers’ compliance programs in future corruption investigations.

November 5, 2020
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On July 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published the Second Edition of “FCPA: A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (the “Guide”).

V&E Government Investigations Update

July 9, 2020
Event Recap
Event Recap
On June 25, 2020, V&E partner Fry Wernick spoke on a Wall Street Journal / Dow Jones Risk & Compliance panel entitled, “Lessons from Recent Compliance Failures.”
June 25, 2020
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A recent order by a federal court in Virginia rejected arguments that a cybersecurity consultant’s data breach report, which had been prepared at the direction of outside legal counsel, qualified for work product protection.

June 4, 2020
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In a little-noticed move yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) quietly amended its most important guidance document on corporate compliance.

A version of this insight was published in Bloomberg Law, June 18, 2020
V&E Government Investigations Update

June 2, 2020
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In December 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a new Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement Policy for Business Organizations (the “Policy”) regarding voluntary self-disclosures of potentially criminal violations of export control and sanctions laws…

February 28, 2020
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Despite never paying any of the compensation at issue and without admitting or denying the allegations, the Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (“Nissan”) agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission…

September 25, 2019
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The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced this month its latest initiative to incentivize companies to voluntarily self-disclose potential False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations and to cooperate…

May 30, 2019
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A recent decision by a district judge in the Southern District of New York demonstrates that when a company’s outside counsel conducts an investigation in connection with a government investigation…

May 9, 2019
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On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice released perhaps the most comprehensive guidance to date on how prosecutors evaluate the design, implementation, and effectiveness of corporate compliance…

May 2, 2019
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Last week, the DOJ updated its guidance to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and in doing so tweaked its de-confliction advice.

March 20, 2019
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Last week, the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) made a series of changes to the 2017 FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy (“Policy”) contained in the Justice Manual (until last year, known…

March 20, 2019