David Saltzman

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So You Think Tailored FCPA Training Does Not Matter? – Think Again

Ask the bank that just paid the SEC more than $ 6 million for failing to adequately train its Asia Pacific Region (APAC) personnel on antibribery with respect to hiring practices.  The bank had policies against hiring personnel in exchange for business, but, according to the SEC’s order, the company “failed to effectively train APAC … Continue Reading

Rolls-Royce Set to Avoid Prosecution After Bribery Settlement

Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671 million in penalties in response to several long-running bribery and corruption investigations.  Regulators in the UK, the United States and Brazil investigated claims that Rolls-Royce had paid bribes to intermediaries to secure high-value export contracts in a number of overseas markets, including China, Brazil and Indonesia. In a press … Continue Reading

Legal Commentary on the GSK China Bribery Case — From a China Law Perspective

Many thanks to Daniel F. Roules and Rayna Wang of Squire Sanders’ Shanghai office for preparing this article. Background Foreign companies doing business in China have focused in recent days on the case of GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), the British multinational producer of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare products headquartered in London. Articles to date, however, … Continue Reading

Outline of Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (November 14, 2012)

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released A Resource Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In its 10 chapters, the Guide provides an overview of the current state of the FCPA as interpreted by the courts, the DOJ and the SEC.  In addition to setting … Continue Reading