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. October saw another SEC-only corporate FCPA settlement, an explanation from DOJ as to why the apparent decrease in volume of FCPA criminal actions does not mean anti-corruption is no longer an enforcement priority, an important ruling in an FCPA whistleblower case, and a variety of other anti-corruption developments in the U.S. and abroad. 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 ›