Foreign Bribery Prosecutor Daniel Kahn Departs Justice Department

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Justice Department veteran who helped enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is returning to law firm Davis Polk & Wardell

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The FCPA, which prohibits companies from bribing foreign government officials, has become one of the government’s most powerful tools for controlling business overseas. This law applies to US companies and foreign companies listed on a US stock exchange or other US relationship.

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Since the early 2000s, the Justice Department’s law enforcement has led to a string of blockbuster settlements with some of the world’s best-known companies, including a $1.6 billion fine involving Siemens. AG

and a $2.9 billion fine for Goldman Sachs Group in 2008 Inc.

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Arrived last year.

Mr. Kahn joined the Justice Department’s fraud section in 2010, which was part of its criminal division, and became head of its FCPA unit in 2016.

In recent years, Mr. Kahn has held several senior positions in the Fraud Section and Criminal Division. But he remains a key manager of the department’s FCPA program, on panels about anti-bribery legislation at compliance conferences and in an appeals court hearing that included a former Alstom SA executive accused of violating the law. was imposed.

Dylan Tokar at [email protected]

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