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SEC Co-Director Of Enforcement Peikin On International Cooperation

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Recently Steven Peikin (Co-Direct 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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FCPA Flash Podcast – A Conversation With Kevin Abikoff Regarding FCPA Compliance Challenges And Other 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 Kevin Abikoff (Co-chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations Practice Group). In the podcast, Abikoff discusses: FCPA compliance challenges; his top two legal or policy developments in 2018 in the FCPA space; and whether the FCPA has truly been successful in achieving its objectives.

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FCPA Unit Chief Kahn On Multijurisdictional Cases

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Recently, DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit Chief Daniel Kahn penned an article in the Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice titled “Responding to the Upward Trend of Multijurisdictional Cases: Problems and Solutions.”

The Journal of Federal Law and Practice is the renamed United States Attorneys’ Bulletin and compared to delivering speeches, it is nice to see our public officials write articles (complete with certain footnotes) on topics they oversee.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein On …

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Last Thursday was a big speech day for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In addition to announcing a new non-binding DOJ policy on “coordination of corporate resolution penalties,” (see here and here for prior posts) Rosenstein also appeared at an FCPA conference and delivered this speech (continuing the disgraceful practice of for-profit conference firms using our public officials to drive attendance to their paid events).

Rosenstein’s speech was in part duplicative of his earlier “piling on” speech, but this post highlights Rosenstein’s general statements on the FCPA, foreign law enforcement cooperation, and the DOJ’s recent so-called declination.

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Friday Roundup

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Ironic, scrutiny update, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

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As highlighted in this previous post, in February 2016 SAP (a German company with American Depository Shares registered with the SEC) resolved a $3.9 million FCPA enforcement action based on conduct in Panama and was ordered to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations and any future violations of the FCPA’s books and records and internal controls case.

Fresh off its 2016 FCPA enforcement action, SAP again became the subject of FCPA scrutiny. (See here for the prior post). Indeed, yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported:

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