Paul Calli was quoted by Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR) in an article on criticisms of the Department of Justice’s recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “guidance” – the Yates Memorandum. In short, the Yates Memorandum urges companies to self-report FCPA violations, but gives little...
On March 18, 2016, Paul Calli was interviewed by the FCPA Professor Blog for the FCPA Flash Podcast. Paul Calli discussed the current Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement environment, including the Department of Justice's poor trial record in FCPA cases, factors that may contribute to...
This Johnny Cash song is an appropriate background song for this post. Following a lifetime of lying , cheating and stealing, Friday night it all caught up to Richard Bistrong and he turned himself in to serve his 18 month prison sentence at the United States Penitentiary...
At least, that’s the apparent directive if you’re a DOJ prosecutor tasked with trying to win the ever-elusive conviction against an individual DOJ claims violated the FCPA. Earlier this month, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a memorandum titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” Taking into...
From FCPA Professor, July 1, 2015 In mid-June, the FCPA prosecution of Joseph Sigelman came to an abrupt halt after DOJ’s star witness admitted to giving false testimony on the stand. The case ended in a plea to one conspiracy count and a sentence of...
In recent years, the Justice Department has increasingly focused on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement, making compliance critical for businesses that operate globally. On January 12-13, 2015, in Miami, Paul Calli hosted a national FCPA Institute presented by Professor Michael Koehler, a nationally recognized FCPA...
Broadly speaking, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits offering or paying anything of value to a foreign official to obtain or retain business. Recent years have seen a boom in FCPA compliance efforts and enforcement attempts as the Department of Justice has proclaimed this...
Paul Calli recently wrote a guest blog post for FCPA Professor blog regarding the oral argument before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of who is considered a “foreign official” for purposes of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)....
This article was originally published on FCPAProfessor.com. Last Friday in Miami, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in U.S. v. Joel Esquenazi & Carlos Rodriguez. The issues on appeal did not just relate to the FCPA’s ”foreign official” element, but as to...
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer once again took to the podium to highlight the DOJ’s FCPA enforcement program. This time the event was the 13th Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress. If you wanted to hear Mr. Breuer speak at the event, you had to...