As highlighted in this prior post, in April 2014 the DOJ announced the unsealing of a criminal indictment charging six individuals “with participating in an alleged international racketeering conspiracy involving bribes of state and central government officials in India to allow the mining of titanium minerals.” Among the defendants was high-profile Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash.
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.
Harvard Law School Professor Matthew Stephenson has an impressive background.
Yet his Foreign Corrupt Practices Act views are, well, let’s just say interesting.
Recently, in the aftermath of the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Hoskins (see here, here and here for prior posts), Stephenson further advanced his view that judicial scrutiny of FCPA enforcement is not good because the DOJ might lose.
This post continues the coverage by highlighting what others are saying about the rare FCPA appellate court decision.
Excerpted below are approximately 25 law firm client alerts on the topic.
This prior post highlighted the Second Circuit’s recent decision in U.S. v. Hoskins in which the court rejected the DOJ’s expansive jurisdictional theory of prosecution against Lawrence Hoskins, a U.K. national.
This post continues the analysis by highlighting various “big picture” issues.
Legislative History Matters
In large part, the Second Circuit’s opinion was based on the FCPA’s legislative history demonstrating once again that legislative history matters.