John London

John London

John London’s practice focuses particularly on FCPA/anti-corruption and US export control matters. Mr. London has assisted clients with matters related to US and international anticorruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and debarment proceedings before the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFI). Mr. London assists clients in conducting internal investigations of alleged violations of anti-corruption laws, including assisting clients with IFI audits, investigations, and enforcement actions related to alleged corrupt practices. Mr. London also assists clients with matters related to US export control laws, including the Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and sanctions regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the State Department.

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Lawsuits for Cuban Confiscated Property Still Suspended, For Now

On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Trump administration joined the administrations of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama in suspending Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, also known as the Helms-Burton Act, a controversial provision that would authorize lawsuits in U.S. courts to recover damages related to confiscated property … Continue Reading

Icebreaker: Two Pilot Program Declinations Are First FCPA Resolutions Under the New Administration

In June 2017, the DOJ released the first two corporate FCPA resolutions since the new administration took office. In both cases, the DOJ issued declination letters “consistent with” the FCPA Pilot Program and required the disgorgement of associated gains.  In one of the two instances, the declination letter also required the forfeiture of funds withheld … Continue Reading

BIS Issues Final Rule Expanding Offset Reporting to Include Sales of ‘600 Series’ Items

On March 1, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce published a final rule that adopted, without change, its December 2, 2015 proposed rule expanding the requirements to report offsets in defense sales agreements. Effective March 31, 2016, companies must report certain offsets in the sale of items … Continue Reading

BIS Expands Offset Reporting Requirements in Defense Sales to Include Sales of Items Controlled in “600 Series”

On December 2, 2015, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce issued a proposed rule expanding the requirements to report offsets in defense sales agreements. The proposed rule would require companies to report certain offsets in the sale of items controlled in “600 series” Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) … Continue Reading
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