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Jean-Paul Theroux

Jean-Paul Theroux is an associate in Baker & McKenzie´s Compliance & Investigations Practice Group in Washington, DC. Before joining Baker & McKenzie, he was a legal intern in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, where he supported attorneys prosecuting white collar fraud and violent crime. During law school, Mr. Theroux was an intern for Judge Mark S. Davis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk, as well as a lead editor of the William & Mary Law Review. Mr. Theroux was a Baker & McKenzie summer associate in 2012 and has extensive international legal experience, having previously lived and worked with leading law firms in India, Central America and Turkey.

Competition authorities around the world continue to sharpen their focus on markets for employee talent. The current push to scrutinize competition issues in labor markets can be traced to guidance issued in October 2016 by federal antitrust enforcers in the United States.

Like their counterparts in other countries, the US antitrust agencies have begun considering and in some cases have already implemented changes to antitrust review processes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have also announced measures geared…

On November 1, 2015, several important amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines became effective. The amendments include changes to the guidelines governing fraud and economic crime that will have a significant impact on the prosecution of individuals for a wide range of conduct. We summarize several of the amendments that could have a significant impact on sentencing and settlement negotiations in FCPA cases.

On April 9, 2015, the United States Sentencing Commission (the Commission) voted to recommend changes to its sentencing guidelines in fraud and antitrust cases.  According to an official press release, the Commission proposed the changes “to address longstanding concerns that the guidelines do not appropriately account for harm to victims,…