In this episode, I have back James Koukios, a partner in the law firm of Morrison and Foerster. We review some of the top FCPA and international anti-corruption cases and issues which have occurred over the summer of 2017. The topics are based on the firm’s most excellent monthly newsletter Top Ten International Developments for Anti-Corruption, which is available at no charge on the firm’s website. In this podcast, we discuss topics from the following newsletters:
From the June newsletter
- The Supreme Court decision in Kokesh-what does it mean for prosecutors, what does it mean for compliance practitioners and does it change the calculus around self-disclosure?
- DOJ Continues to Pursue “Declinations with Disgorgement.” What does this mean for companies going forward? Should it encourage or discourage self-disclosure?
- DOJ Files Forfeiture Complaint in connection with Alleged Malaysia Bribery Scheme. How does this tool relate to anti-corruption enforcement? Why is it such a powerful tool for prosecutors?
From the July newsletter
- The Halliburton FCPA enforcement action. What does it mean for the compliance practitioner?
- Three Long-Standing Corporate FCPA Investigations End without Charges. What can be learned from these cases about enforcement going forward?
- Dimitri Harder was sentenced to Five Years’ Imprisonment for FCPA Violations. What was the basis of the sentence? Do you see anything in this sentencing unusual?
- Was the Second Circuit decision in the FOREX trading case a setback for International Law Enforcement Cooperation? What is compelled testimony? What are the implications for international cooperation going forward?
From the August newsletter
- Following Undercover Investigation, DOJ Charges Retired U.S. Army Colonel with Conspiring to Bribe Haitian Officials. How do undercover operations work in the FCPA and what they might mean going forward?
- UK Financial Reporting Council Announces Plans to Require Increased Anti-Corruption and Bribery Disclosures. What does this mean for US companies doing business in the UK?
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