Daily Archives: January 31, 2017, 1:09 pm

2016 A Record Year for Bribery Cases Against Companies — But Not Individuals – Law Blog – WSJ

The Justice Department instructed its prosecutors in 2015 to focus more on charging individuals in corporate criminal investigations, but only charged one person in connection with 11 corporate foreign bribery cases brought in 2016, a new report from the law firm Jones Day points out. via 2016 A Record Year for Bribery Cases Against Companies — But Not Individuals –…

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FBI International Corruption Squads: What are they, and what do they do? – The FCPA Blog

In its December press release announcing the General Cable Corporation settlement, the DOJ also drew attention to its cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation International Corruption Squads. If you’re wondering what these International Corruption Squads are working on, you’re not alone. via FBI International Corruption Squads: What are they, and what do they do? – The FCPA Blog

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Cornerstone Research: Securities Lawsuit Filings Rise to Highest Level in 20 Years | The D&O Diary

According to the latest annual securities litigation survey, securities class action lawsuit filings were at “record” levels in 2016. A surge of federal court merger objection lawsuit filings during the year accounted for much of the activity, but even so-called “traditional” securities lawsuit filings were at elevated levels, according to report, which was release jointly by Cornerstone Research and the…

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Regulators use big data to turn up enforcement heat — InvestmentNews

Last fall, the agency reported a record number of enforcement cases. Former SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White attributed the increase to its use of data to “uncover tough cases” and bring “novel and significant actions” to enhance investor protection. It’s an effort that has been underway for several years and has involved hiring personnel with expertise in data science and…

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