S&C Critical Insights – CFTC Turns to FCPA Enforcement

April 18, 2019

The CFTC’s newest enforcement advisory is an announcement that the CFTC is entering the FCPA enforcement space—but historically, this is a space that the DOJ and the SEC have enforced. What impact will the CFTC’s entry into this crowded enforcement space have? S&C litigation partners Katy McArthur and Aisling O’Shea discuss what this shift means for corporations in the latest episode of the S&C Critical Insights podcast series.
S&C and Stanford Law School jointly sponsor and maintain the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse, a public database that aggregates and curates source documents and provides analytic tools relating to enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Katy McArthur is a partner in S&C’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on regulatory enforcement proceedings, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. She has represented companies in connection with internal investigations and a wide range of inquiries by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as in inquiries by the CME, ICE and other exchanges and self-regulatory organizations.
Aisling O’Shea is a partner in S&C’s Criminal Defense & Investigations Group and the co-head of the Firm's FCPA & Anti-Corruption practice. Before joining S&C, Aisling spent five years as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. Within the Fraud Section, Aisling was a member of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Unit. In addition to FCPA matters, she focused on fraud matters in securities and healthcare, as well as investigating and prosecuting other complex economic crimes.
Want to hear more about FCPA enforcement? Listen to S&C Critical Insights episodes “Investigations & Enforcement: Emerging Trends in FCPA Enforcement” and “Investigations & Enforcement: DOJ’s Codification of Its FCPA Self-Reporting Policy.”
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