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Is Your FCPA Corporate Compliance Program Up to Date? US DOJ Issues Revised Guidance

Below in an excerpt from an article authored by Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Industry team lawyers Edward J. Heath and Kevin Daly with Sasha Glassman, assistant general counsel for global materials manufacturing company Rogers Corporation, that was published on ACCDocket.com. On June 1, 2020, the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a … Continue Reading

DOJ’s Latest FCPA Pressure Tactic: Charging Multiple Violations for Single Alleged Payment Scheme

This week, we are pleased to have a guest post from Kevin Daly.  Attorney Daly is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Group and also its Trade Compliance Team. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) prohibits paying or offering bribes to foreign officials to obtain business advantage. In some instances, the paying or offering … Continue Reading

Conviction of Foreign Employee Reinforces Broad Geographic Reach of FCPA

This week we are pleased to have a guest post from Edward Heath and Kevin Daly. Attorneys Heath and Daly are members of Robinson+Cole’s Manufacturing Industry Team and regularly counsel clients on trade compliance, anti-corruption compliance, and other corporate compliance issues.  Last week, a jury found a former executive of a French multinational company guilty of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices … Continue Reading

Is the USMCA (Replacement for NAFTA) Going to be Ratified?

Last night, I had the chance to attend an interesting panel discussion featuring Richard Steffens (Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce) and Jacobeth Hernandez (Consul for Economic Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York).  The topic was the USMCA, which is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is … Continue Reading

Department of Justice Expands Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

This week we are pleased to have a guest post from Edward Heath and Kevin Daly.  Attorneys Heath and Daly are members of Robinson+Cole’s Manufacturing Industry Team and regularly counsel clients on trade compliance, anti-corruption compliance, and other corporate compliance issues. Earlier this year, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new guidance regarding … Continue Reading

Connecticut Company Reaches Settlement With OFAC Regarding Alleged Iran Sanctions Violations

This week, we are pleased to have a guest post from Kevin Daly.  Attorney Daly is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Group and also its Trade Compliance Team. On February 21, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) entered into a settlement with Connecticut-based ZAG IP, LLC … Continue Reading
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