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On Friday, January 31, courts in the U.S., U.K., and France approved a multinational deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Airbus SE to settle bribery and corruption charges in connection with the company’s use of third-party consultants to secure aircraft sales…

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February 5, 2020
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Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) initiated its third try to pass a rule on “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers,” 1 which would govern the…

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January 22, 2020
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The recent bribery conviction of British citizen Lawrence Hoskins created a stir among white collar practitioners because it showed that the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) could be successful using…

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December 16, 2019
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On November 7, 2019, a Second Circuit panel 1 heard oral argument on whether the use of United States wire services in effecting a bribery scheme is enough, without more, to pull defendants within…

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November 13, 2019
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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is entering the fight against foreign bribery and corruption.

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October 10, 2019
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Last week, the Third Circuit upheld the conviction of Robert Cordaro, a Lackawanna Pennsylvania County Commissioner, for bribery, extortion, and racketeering despite Cordaro’s claims that the Supreme…

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August 14, 2019
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On June 20, 2019, a federal jury in Boston returned guilty verdicts against two high-level executives for their role in a conspiracy to bribe foreign government officials in Haiti, in violation of…

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June 25, 2019
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Early last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new pilot program to speed up discretionary suspensions and debarments of individuals and contractors “from months to days.” 1

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April 11, 2019
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In the first FCPA enforcement action of the 2019 season, DOJ issued a particularly lenient declination to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, but required additional disgorgement beyond what…

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March 7, 2019