FCPAméricas Blog

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

Author: Guest Author

mpfThe 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 “10 Measures Against Corruption.”  Drawing on past experience with anti-corruption investigations, the Task Force developed a legislative proposal to encourage the prosecution of corruption cases and to diminish impunity. Past blo... Read more

What FCPA Enforcement Is Thinking in 2016

Author: Guest Author

secThe 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, 2016. The DOJ Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, Andrew Weissmann, and Chief of the Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit, Daniel Kahn, and the SEC’s FCPA Unit Chief, Kara Brockmeyer, offered their thoughts. The speakers clarified that their remarks reflected their own views and not the views of their respective agencies. This is the sixth year that the FCPAméricas Blog has summarized what FCPA enforcement officials are saying at ACI (see overviews from 2011... Read more

Growing FCPA Awareness in Latin America

Author: Matteson Ellis

fcpaawarenessIn his keynote address at the 2016 ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, Andrew Ceresney, said: “This is my fourth year here as Director of Enforcement and a tremendous amount has happened in FCPA enforcement over the last four years . . . During this time, we have seen tremendous improvement in FCPA awareness and compliance both in the United States and abroad.”

Based on the results of the 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey... Read more


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