Schlagwort-Archive: SEC

The HP FCPA Settlement

Last week the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly announced the conclusion of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action against Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). In the settlement, HP agreed to pay $108MM in fines, … Weiterlesen

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Farewell to Bum and Bud: Trends in FCPA Compliance and Enforcement

Sometimes the universe converges in ways that are quite eerie. This past weekend was such an instance when the most beloved figure in Houston professional sports passed on to the great hereafter; only to be followed two days later by … Weiterlesen

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Koninklijke Philips Electronics

SEC charged the Netherlands-based health care company with FCPA violations related to improper payments made by employees at its Polish subsidiary to health care officials in Poland. Philips agreed to pay more than $4.5 million to settle the charges. (4/5/13)                                                                                         … Weiterlesen

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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION v. Parker Drilling Company

Civil Action No. 1:13CV461 (E.D. Va., April 16, 2013)    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Parker Drilling Company, a worldwide drilling services and project management firm, with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by authorizing improper payments to … Weiterlesen

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SEC Announces Non-Prosecution Agreement With Ralph Lauren Corporation Involving FCPA Misconduct

Washington, D.C., April 22, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with Ralph Lauren Corporation in which the company will disgorge more than $700,000 in illicit profits and interest obtained in connection with bribes … Weiterlesen

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SEC Charges Total S.A. for Illegal Payments to Iranian Official

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged France-based oil and gas company Total S.A. with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying $60 million in bribes to intermediaries of an Iranian government … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: DPAs and NPAs – Useful Tools to Achieve Compliance

The debate on whether the use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs) has become lively again over the past couple of weeks. Last week, there was a panel hosted by the Corporate Crime Reporter conference at the … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: From the Compact Model to the Luxury Model – Managing Your Third Party Risk

I am currently attending the Hanson Wade Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance conference in Houston. The event is excellent and the presentations have been ‘spot on’ for the nuts and bolts of how to do compliance. As the conference … Weiterlesen

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ILR: Jury Still Out on Schapiro’s SEC Enforcement Legacy

Legal Reform News Daily / Wall Street Journal WSJ.com Corruption Currents: The final enforcement stats are in for Mary Schapiro’s tenure at the Securities and Exchange Commission, but it may be to early to make any pronouncements about her legacy. … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: How to Introduce Change into Your FCPA Compliance Program (Without Blowing It Up)

Thucydides or Herodotus; Herodotus or Thucydides. Which is your favorite? I admit to vacillating between the two. Thucydides wrote about the end of the Athenian dynasty from the Peloponnesian War and the debacle of the Sicilian Invasion. Herodotus wrote about … Weiterlesen

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