FCPA Institute

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...

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Paul A. Calli Appointed Chair of Florida Bar Grievance Committee

Miami, Fla. –Paul A. Calli appointed as Chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee “I” for the 11 Judicial Circuit, serving Miami-Dade County. His term as Chair expired in 2015. Calli served as a member of the committee since 2012. He also previously served on...

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Book Review: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era.

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...

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Appellate Ruling Addresses Cell Phone Privacy Concerns

Published in the Daily Business Review, July 17, 2014 The recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in U.S. v. Quartavious Davis stands at the crossroad of technology and privacy. In Davis, the Eleventh Circuit held that cell site location...

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New Commutation Guidance Presents Opportunities for Relief

Published in Law360, May 14, 2014 A petition for commutation (reduction) of sentence represents a possible — though difficult — avenue for relief for individuals convicted of crimes who have exhausted their opportunities for appellate remedies. Recent developments, however, provide new reasons for potential commutation...

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High Court Deals Major Blow to Criminal Defendants

Published in Law360, March 19, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Kaley v. United States not only undercuts a criminal defendant’s right to counsel, but also solidifies the power of the grand jury. Read the entire article here.

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Paul Calli Guest Blogs for FCPA Professor

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”)....

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Oral Arguments Heard In Historic “Foreign Official” Challenge

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...

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