In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month, with links to primary resources. What happened with the UK Serious Fraud Office’s first deferred prosecution agreement? What was contained in the most recent annual SEC whistleblower report? Who is the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new Compliance Counsel? What countries had important legislative developments? See our Top Ten list for more information.
Chuck Duross, who leads the firm’s global anti-corruption practice, advises clients on white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, compliance counseling, due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions, and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies. Mr. Duross has overseen Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations relating to business in more than 50 countries and has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Duross served as a Deputy Chief in the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the FCPA Unit and was in charge of all of the DOJ’s FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the United States. More ›