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What could be worse than a several-hundred-million dollar Foreign Corrupt Practices Act fine hitting your company? How about not being allowed to even compete for many of your most important contracts for a period of several years.
What could be worse than a several-hundred-million dollar Foreign Corrupt Practices Act fine hitting your company? How about not being allowed to even compete for many of your most important contracts for a period of several years. While most international companies are by now keenly aware of anti-corruption laws such as the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, there is generally less awareness of the enforcement regimes the World Bank Group and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) have developed to combat the improper use of the funds they lend. With more than 1,000 entities and individuals currently debarred by the bank alone, the MDBs have increasingly become investigative and enforcement heavyweights, capable of imposing crippling sanctions such as multiyear debarments. Every company participating in MDB-financed projects must be cognizant of their compliance guidelines and the impact of their investigative and disciplinary functions.
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By Gary Stein
Early returns are in, and they indicate that the Supreme Court’s decision in the so-called “Bridgegate” case will be an effective tool for pruning the wild overgrowth that has built up around the federal fraud statutes.
By Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert
The holding in Blaszczak significantly widens the scope of criminal insider trading. It also creates the anomaly of extending the criminal law beyond the SEC’s civil enforcement authority.
By Harry Sandick and Jacob Tuttle Newman
This article considers certain positions taken by DOJ in cases involving Roger Stone, Michael Flynn and the subpoenas duces tecum issued by the New York District Attorney’s Office in connection with its investigation into the Trump Organization.
By Bradley A. Marcus
Although the criminal prosecution of lawyer misconduct is nothing new, the recent indictment of a plaintiffs’ lawyer in Maryland and sentencing of two plaintiffs’ lawyers in Virginia illustrate the particular danger to attorneys who arguably cross the line during negotiations with potential litigation counterparties.