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.
Steptoe’s Brigida Benitez and John London authored an article in The Maryland Journal of International Law titled “Has the International Olympic Committee Risen Above Corruption?” The article reviews the International Olympic Committee’s rules and procedures to assess their adequacy in addressing potential corruption. More information is available here.… Continue Reading
In a speech today, President Trump announced the result of his Administration’s strategic review of foreign policy towards Iran, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) implemented by the Obama administration in January 2016. As set out in a White House fact sheet, the Trump Administration will seek to expand the focus of U.S. … Continue Reading
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
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
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
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