DOJ Maintains Focus on Corruption

Subject:  Market Transparency

Summary Analysis: 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced earlier this week that Daniel Kahn would become the permanent head of the Foreign Corruption Unit. Kahn had been serving as the acting head since Patrick Stokes was promoted in March.  Kahn will continue to lead the unit as the DOJ expands it’s white-collar oversight and clamps down on bribery and corruption.

Under Kahn’s leadership, the DOJ has added 10 additional staff members to support Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement.  Kahn also maintains an emerging trend in regulatory enforcement to hold individuals more accountable and put a greater emphasis on corporate cooperation and self-disclosure.  As acting head, he had already launched a new pilot program to incentivize corporate cooperation in foreign corruption cases.