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Deputy AG Rosenstein On Compliance

May 21, 2018

I’m sure Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein does more than just give speeches, but lately (well he actually addressed this in his speech).

Earlier today, Rosenstein delivered this speech at Compliance Week and this post excerpts the speech.

Rosenstein stated: “When a company creates and fosters a culture of compliance, it creates value. Compliance is an investment. Ethical, law-abiding companies can better attract investors and partners. People want to do business with companies that they perceive as honest and reliable.”

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An FCPA Enforcement Action That Slipped Through The Cracks

May 21, 2018

There is not much that goes unnoticed by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act media.

However, this April 19, 2018 indictment of Frank Roberto Chatburn Ripalda (a dual United States and Ecuadorian citizen) appears to have slipped through the cracks.

The indictment alleges that between 2013 and 2015, Chatburn conspired with others by making corrupt payments to PetroEcuador officials in order to obtain and retain contracts for Galileo (described as an Ecuadorian company that provided services in the oil and gas industry) from PetroEcuador.

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This Week On FCPA Professor

May 19, 2018

FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

As highlighted here, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently spoke about the FCPA, foreign law enforcement cooperation, and a DOJ’s recent so-called declination.

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Friday Roundup

May 18, 2018

“Piling on” roundup, from the docket, across the pond, complete lack of perspective, scrutiny alert, say what, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

“Piling On” Roundup

FCPA Professor has provided the most extensive, real time coverage and commentary of the DOJ’s recent so-called “piling on” policy. See prior posts here, here and here.

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FCPA Challenge

May 17, 2018

How much do you know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Let’s find out.

To commemorate the FCPA’s 40th year, FCPA Professor is presenting the FCPA Challenge.

Each Thursday during 2018, a question will be posed and the answer will be below the fold.

This week’s question is: this 2012 enforcement action is believed to be the only FCPA enforcement action to involve conduct in Syria?

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