Tag: Siemens

U.S. DoJ Asst. Attorney General, Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer Speaks at Compliance Week

Lanny Breuer, selected by President Obama to head the Criminal Division of the Justice Department in January 2009, will discuss practical matters for companies dealing with the Justice Department, including topics such as cooperation, attorney-client privilege, and the importance of pre-existing compliance programs. Breuer will also discuss the Department’s increasing use of proactive law-enforcement strategies

At Siemens, Bribery Was Just a Line Item

The New York Times ran an in-depth look at how entrenched corruption had become at the multi-national corporation: At Siemens, Bribery Was Just a Line Item. For his part, Mr. Siekaczek is uncertain about the impact of the Siemens case. After all, he said, bribery and corruption are still widespread.“People will only say about Siemens

Siemens to Pay Huge Fine in Bribery Inquiry

The DOJ’s Information charging Siemens in the biggest FCPA enforcement action ever tells of more than 4,000 payments worth at least $1.4 billion to foreign officials to obtain or retain business. Siemens also had systematic and intentional violations of the internal controls and books and records provisions that might have prevented or detected the corrupt

Larger Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Fines Ahead

Lynn Marek of the National Law Journal reports: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission expects in the next two to six months to slap larger penalties than in the past on a number of companies that have allegedly violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, reminding lawyers in the field that the regulator is taking a

Siemens Reserves $1.3 Billion to Settle Corruption Charges

The German conglomerate Siemens has set aside $1.3 billion to settle an ongoing corruption investigation according to CFO.com: Siemens Reserves $1.3 Billion for Probe. Back in April, international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, hired by Siemens to investigate bribery and corruption charges dating back to the late 1990s, found evidence of violations of domestic