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Whistleblowers: 2016 Year in Review

The SEC 2016 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program was published on November 15, 2016. This post highlights seven relevant aspects of the report. Continuous increase in number of tips received by the SEC. The number of whistleblower tips the Commission receives annually continues to increase: 3,001 tips in the 2012 fiscal year, 3,238 […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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New Book Published for FCPA Compliance Practitioners

A new book published recently in the United States is an excellent tool for FCPA compliance practitioners doing work in Latin America. The book, entitled The FCPA in Latin America: Common Corruption Risks and Effective Compliance Strategies for the Region, was written by Matt Ellis, who has extensive experience in international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement, […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Brazil’s “10 Measures Against Corruption”: Chamber of Deputies Approves Changes to Lava Jato Task Force Proposal

The following guest post was authored by Eloy Rizzo, a partner at KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados, and Leah Moushey, an Associate at Miller & Chevalier. On March 20, 2015, members of the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Service (“MPF”) serving on the task force responsible for prosecuting the Operation Lava Jato (“the Task Force”), launched a campaign called […]

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What FCPA Enforcement Is Thinking in 2016

The author of this post is Quinnie Lin, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier. Senior FCPA enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) discussed enforcement trends and priorities at this year’s ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on November 30 and December 1, […]

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How Chile’s Recent Political Scandals Led to Reforms

This post was co-authored by Quinnie Lin, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier. On March 10, 2015, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet established the Presidential Advisory Council against Corruption, Influence-Peddling, and Conflicts of Interest (“Consejo Asesor Presidencial contra los Conflictos de Interés, el Tráfico de Influencias, y la Corrupción”) (“Council”). The impetus for founding the […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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