James Koukios on International Anti-Corruption Developments from August 2018

FCPA Compliance & Ethics Report, Episode 406

05 Nov 2018

In this episode, James Koukios highlights seven developments from Morrison & Foerster’s August Top Ten. Topics include:

  1. How each month’s newsletter is produced, what goes into it and how topics and issues are generated.
  2. The declination with disgorgement received by the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited.
  3. Three declinations discussed in the newsletter: (a) Guralp Systems Limited; (b) Hertz; (c) Electrobras; and (d) Sinotec Biovac. James and Tom briefly discuss each case and then the overall themes or lessons to be learned from them collectively.
  4. The case that keeps on giving and going: PdVSA. James and Tom discuss the month’s indictments and prosecutions.
  5. 1MDB Prosecutions: Why every US company involved with 1MDB or the prior Malaysian government needs to scrub their operations and interactions with them now to determine if there were any suspicious payments.
  6. The Hoskins decision: What are the implications of this case for the compliance practitioner, white collar defense lawyer and in-house compliance professional.
  7. The incentives the Justice Department has given to companies to come in self-disclose FCPA violations under the Sessions administration.

Listen to James Koukios regarding recent anti-corruption developments.



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