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Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski On … With Rebuttal Points

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Another day another Foreign Corrupt Practices Act speech by a Department of Justice official.

Earlier today Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski talked about mutual interests between the DOJ and business organizations, transparency, and the DOJ FCPA corporate enforcement program.

This post excerpts the speech and provides various rebuttal points.

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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Delivers Yet Another FCPA Speech … With Rebuttal Points

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Yet another Foreign Corrupt Practices Act speech by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

(See here, here, here, here and here for other recent speeches).

This post excerpts the speech and provides various rebuttal points using actual facts.

Rosenstein began his speech talking about general issues and stated:

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Deputy AG Rosenstein On ….

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Recently outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered this speech to a university audience. Like many of Rosenstein’s prior speeches highlighted on these pages, the speech was a pleasure to read for its general advice.

For instance, Rosenstein stated: “Today, you are relentlessly bombarded with information, much of it of unknown reliability. The internet lets people share their most ignorant thoughts. Many news stories rely on anonymous sources, without providing details to assess their credibility and bias. Some critics worry that our society will be unable to distinguish fact from opinion, and truth from fiction.”

Perhaps Rosenstein was talking about certain FCPA commentary? (See here, here and here for instance).

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FCPA Flash Podcast – A Conversation With Philip Urofsky Regarding 2018 FCPA Trends And Developments

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The FCPA Flash podcast provides in an audio format the same fresh, candid, and informed commentary about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related topics as readers have come to expect from written posts on FCPA Professor.

This FCPA Flash episode is a conversation with Philip Urofsky (Shearman & Sterling and a former FCPA enforcement official at the DOJ). During the podcast, Urofsky elaborates on various issues such as jurisdiction over foreign actors and parent-subsidiary issues found in the firm’s always informative FCPA Digest. Urofsky also opines on what the FCPA enforcement landscape might look like if business organizations would put the government to its burden of proof in enforcement actions.

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