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Cooperation in Internal Investigation

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In December 2008, Bernard L. Madoff admitted to perpetrating a massive Ponzi scheme. Shortly thereafter, the SEC began taking decisive and comprehensive steps to reduce the chances that such frauds will occur or be undetected in the future. Today, the agency is continuing to reform and improve the way it operates. Among other things, the SEC has been: Revitalizing the Enforcement Division: Under the leadership of a new Enforcement Director, the SEC is restructuring the division to better ensure that it focuses on significant cases that will have a meaningful impact. The restructuring will reduce bureaucracy and speed up the ...
It recommended that the sides openly investigate their own conduct and, should they fail to do so, that the allegations to be brought to the International Criminal Court . 3 4 The government of Israel rejected the report as prejudiced and full of errors, and also sharply rejected the charge that it had a policy of deliberately targeting civilians. The militant Islamic group Hamas , which governs the Gaza Strip , initially rejected some of the report's findings, 5 but then urged world powers to embrace it. 6 The controversial report received wide support among developing countries in the United Nations , while Western ...
FCPA Professor: Innospec Related News
This post discusses recent Innospec news - the SEC enforcement action against an Innospec agent (an individual who previously plead guilty to a DOJ enforcement action - see here ) and a former Business Director at the company; a civil suit filed by an Innospec competitor in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Virginia; and how Innospec continues to grow its cash coffers despite receiving a pass on $50 million in fines and penalties in the March enforcement action based on inability to pay. SEC Enforcement Action Against Turner and Naaman Last week, the SEC added to Ousama Naaman's legal woes charging him (see here ) with civil ... market research, surveys and trends
Outside consultants recommended reforms after review of Chasse's ...
James Chasse Jr. is pictured cuffed face down on the sidewalk. Chasse died later by blunt force trauma to his chest, as ruled by the state medical examiner. The outside consultants who reviewed the Portland police investigation of the 2006 death in custody of James P. Chasse Jr. stressed specific recommendations when they presented their report to the City Council Wednesday night. When a supervisor is involved in a serious use-of-force incident, the supervisor should hand off oversight of the matter to an uninvolved supervisor once another supervisor arrives at the scene, the consultants said. Michael Gennaco, the chief attorney ... market research, surveys and trends


"Recent Developments, Trends, and Milestones In The Antitrust ...
The detection, prosecution, and deterrence of cartel offenses remain the highest priority of the Antitrust Division. The Division places a heightened emphasis on combating international cartels that target U.S. markets because of the breadth and magnitude of the harm that they inflict on American businesses and consumers. The Division's cooperation and coordination with foreign anti-cartel enforcers has strengthened our ability to investigate and prosecute international cartel activity. The carrot and stick enforcement strategy of coupling the Division's Corporate Leniency Program with severe sanctions and the use ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Fulbright's ...
Financial services and insurance sectors fear the worst with one in two expecting an increase in the number of disputes. Almost three-quarters of businesses (73%) have had at least one lawsuit commenced against them in the past 12 months. One-third (34%) of companies have had a regulatory proceeding commenced against them in the past year. Concerns over e-discovery requests could explain why one in two U.K. companies block social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and MySpace. Companies are bracing themselves for a big year of litigation with two in five (40%) businesses anticipating an increase in the number of legal ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Israel Threatens To Pull Out Participation From UN Probe
Jerusalem, Israel (AHN) - Just a day after United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denied Premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims that Israel agreed to cooperate with the U.N. only after the world body promised not to interrogate its soldiers, Israel on Tuesday threatened to pull out its cooperation from the probe.. Ban reportedly denied signing any such conditional agreement with the Israeli government that the panel would not question soldiers and would only rely on reports from Israel’s internal military inquiry. However, Netanyahu spokesman Nir Hefetz insisted that Israel only approved its participation in the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
A Calming But Indecisive Summit in Lebanon
Last week's visit to Lebanon by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and Syria's President Bashar al-Assad signaled a new level of cooperation between rivals who were fighting a proxy war against each other in Lebanon only a few years ago. Coming together to try to assuage heightened tensions over the looming results of the international tribunal investigating the assassination of former leader Rafik Hariri, the two leaders met with Lebanon's president, prime minister, and parliamentary speaker. By showing strong support for the current coalition government, the meeting was significant in its own right. And the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Internal Investigations in the Era of “Cooperation”
employee rights in an internal investigation, the question of ... the confidentiality, wholly or in part, in the furtherance of demonstrating cooperation. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Reports of Investigations:
Today, we commence and settle a cease-and-desist proceeding against Gisela de Leon-Meredith, former controller of a public company's subsidiary. 1 Our order finds that Meredith caused the parent company's books and records to be inaccurate and its periodic reports misstated, and then covered up those facts. We are not taking action against the parent company, given the nature of the conduct and the company's responses. Within a week of learning about the apparent misconduct, the company's internal auditors had conducted a preliminary review and had advised company management who, in turn, advised the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Google Answers: Anglican church in Australia
Hi, Thanks for the question. The Anglican Church has numerous self designated roles in Australia. Foremost is the role of ensuring the future of the Anglican church and effectively implementing the practice of the Anglican faith in modern Australia. This is achieved through conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings held periodically. Also, the "Engaging Australia" program is a missionary focused program, engaged in evangelistic activities in the community. The church is also assuming roles of supporting and helping in the community via the Anglicare Australia organization, in dealing with modern day turmoils and ...