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Patick Dennien

Patrick Dennien is an associate in the Compliance, Investigations, & Government Enforcement Practice Group in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Dennien worked at the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency as an integrity compliance specialist, where he assessed compliance conditions imposed on sanctioned parties by the World Bank. Mr. Dennien also advised parties sanctioned on the development and implementation of effective integrity compliance programs. Mr. Dennien began his legal career in Australia, where he practiced in administrative law and corporate litigation.

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s Suspension & Debarment Corner. Here you will find the latest information, trends and enforcement actions related to government procurement, including suspension and debarment, bid protests, False Claims Act defense and related topics. Calling upon our deep bench of 4000+ lawyers and legal professionals worldwide, we will occasionally call upon guest practitioners to  write about related topics including white collar criminal convictions or civil judgments relating to fraud, antitrust violations, theft, bribery, and tax evasion. Readers can expect to find practical guidance and tips for compliance with public procurement policies as well as best practices for managing allegations of misconduct.

The DOJ and the SEC recently published a Second Edition of their joint Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. While the Second Edition does not promulgate any new law or policy, it is a useful refresher for practitioners on the significant FCPA cases and developments in the past eight years since the first edition was published. The Resource Guide once again provides a current and comprehensive overview of the core US enforcement agencies’ views on the statute for companies and practitioners. This article highlights key changes in the Second Edition of the Resource Guide.

U.S. District Court Declines to Accept SEC’s Argument that Token is a “Security” Until It Can Resolve Disputed Questions of Fact On November 27, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a decision that is already being reported as one holding that a token is not…