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Extra credit for compliance, say DOJ and SEC


US regulators investigating breaches of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will give companies credit for having solid compliance programmes when deciding whether to prosecute or what punishment to impose.

GC swap at Univision

Spanish-language television network Univision has hired Jonathan Schwartz, former general counsel at JP Morgan, to be its top lawyer.

Itaú GC and JP Morgan banker to join M&A Conference

Claudia Politanski, executive director at Itaú Unibanco, and Cory Rapkin, the JP Morgan banker who worked on United Health / Amil, are now confirmed speakers at Tuesday’s M&A Conference in São Paulo. CLE credits are now also available.

Latin Lawyer 250: your chance to take part

All LACCA members are invited to recommend lawyers or law firms they work with, as part of the research for the next edition of the Latin Lawyer 250. All who do take part will receive a free copy of the book.

LACCA news: Brazil’s anti-corruption law and firms representing the Top 100 Companies

The latest content from the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association includes an exclusive interview with the agency which will enforce Brazil’s new corruption law and the full set of data revealing which firms represent Latin America’s top 100 companies.

Top 100 companies: full data released

The full data from LACCA’s exclusive research into which law firms represent Latin America’s 100 highest-earning companies have been released.

US general counsel salaries rise as companies compete for talent

Top general counsel salaries in major US companies are increasing, finds a new report.

Welcome to new LACCA members

LACCA welcomes members from companies including Daimler, Itron and Atos.

Twitter hires from Google

Nicole Wong

Twitter has hired former Google lawyer Nicole Wong to be a director in the social media company’s legal department.

A guide to social and environmental best practice

Among a variety of goals, IFC performance standards aim to preserve the natural enviroment (Torres del Paine National Park, Chile)

GCs need a good grasp of the International Finance Corporation’s performance standards for best practice in social and environmental issues even if they do not receive IFC money, say the authors of a new book.

Kellogg legal head moves to energy

Itron Energy Solutions has snapped up the head of Kellogg’s Brazilian legal department to be its new associate general counsel for Latin America.

Steel role for Venezuelan lawyer

Alfredo Basalo Rodríguez

Alfredo Basalo has joined Industrias Unicon – ArcelorMittal as legal vice-president in the steel company’s Caracas headquarters.

“The world we want can only be built on transparency”

Dilma making her speech at the IACC

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has opened the 15th International Anticorruption Conference this week in Brasília, confirming her government’s commitment to fighting corruption, and the vital role companies and the private sector have to play in future initiatives.

GCs using less outside counsel, report finds

Corporate law departments around the world are renegotiating outside counsel fees, hiring cheaper law firms and boosting in-house departments, according to research released this week.

Tyco Mexico GC takes on LatAm Compliance

Sunrise in Boca Raton, Florida, headquarters of Tyco International

Mauricio Atri has been promoted to chief compliance officer in the Latin American and Caribbean legal department of security managers Tyco International.

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