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SEC Co-Director Of Enforcement Peikin On International Cooperation

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Recently Steven Peikin (Co-Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division) delivered this speech in which he talked about international cooperation and how it is “critical to the SEC’s civil law enforcement success” including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act space.

In addition, Peikin stated that “vigorous enforcement of the FCPA remains a high priority for the SEC.”

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Lisa Osofsky (Director Of U.K. Serious Fraud Office) Speaks On A Variety Of Topics

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U.S. enforcement officials are not the only ones who speak at FCPA conferences hosted by for-profit conference firms. (See here). “Foreign officials” do as well.

So let’s see, the conference firms are “domestic concerns” under the FCPA, a speaking slot is a thing of value, the foreign law enforcement official is a “foreign official,” and the thing of value to the foreign official helps drive attendance to the conference firm’s paid event. But, I digress.

Recently, Lisa Osofsky (Director of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office) delivered this speech at an FCPA conference and touched upon the following topics: SFO priorities, international cooperation, corporate cooperation and integrity, and the SFO’s use of technology.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein On A Variety Of FCPA Issues

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It is the end of November.

Thus, as sure as the sun rises in the east and dogs bark, our Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement officials allowed themselves to be used as marketing props by a for profit conference firm to drive attendance to its paid event. (See here for how the selling of FCPA enforcement officials needs to stop).

In other words, a DOJ enforcement official spoke at ACI’s FCPA conference yesterday.

In this speech, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein talked about the rule of law, the DOJ’s no-piling on policy, the importance of individual prosecutions, and announced a tweek to DOJ policy regarding cooperation credit. Instead of requiring companies to identify every employee involved in criminal conduct, the DOJ’s new policy calls for companies to identify “every individual who was substantially involved in or responsible for the criminal conduct.”

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DOJ’s Cronan On The “Importance Of Law Enforcement And Private Industry Working Together” (With Rebuttal Points)

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Yesterday, DOJ Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Cronan delivered this speech “about the importance of law enforcement and private industry working together in pursuit of common, shared objectives.”

Cronan’s speech touched upon a number of topics including the DOJ’s FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, so-called declinations, transparency in law enforcement, and merger and acquisition issues. This post excerpts the speech and provides various rebuttal points.

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Principal Deputy Assistant AG Cronan Delivers Yet Another FCPA Speech

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On October 18th, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Cronan delivered a speech in Brazil at an event hosted by a for-profit business that generally charges people to attend (see here for the prior post). On October 25th, Cronan delivered another speech in Washington, D.C. at another event hosted by the same for-profit business.

Why DOJ (and SEC) officials allows themselves to be used in such a way by profit-seeking businesses to drive attendance to their events is beyond me. (See prior posts here and here, among many others, for why the selling of FCPA enforcement attorneys needs to stop).

Ethics aside, in his speech Cronan talked about the DOJ’s priorities with respect to corporate enforcement, what the DOJ expects “from companies who choose to voluntarily self-disclose misconduct and seek to cooperate with law enforcement,” and the DOJ’s “commitment to reaching fair and equitable resolutions, including through the principles reflected in the Criminal Division’s policy with respect to monitors.”

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