About the Authors
Carolyn McNiven is a partner in law firm DLA Piper’s white collar crime practice in San Francisco. She is a former federal prosecutor and handles white collar criminal defense and related administrative, regulatory and compliance matters for individuals and companies, and has particular expertise in the areas of health care, food and drug, and FCPA compliance counseling, risk assessment and litigation.
Sarah Marquis is an associate in DLA Piper’s corporate crime and compliance division in London. She is an experienced criminal defense lawyer specializing in white collar crime, regulatory and complex international fraud investigations. Sarah advises on fraud, corruption, cartels and money laundering issues. She has a background in defending prosecutions and investigations undertaken by the broad spectrum of U.K. regulators, including the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading. She also has a detailed understanding of the nature of prosecutions and investigations gained in her previous role as a case controller at the Serious Fraud Office, where she was responsible for leading teams through the most serious and complex fraud investigations and prosecutions.
After accessing the landscape of the anti-corruption initiatives in the U.S. on Wednesday, Carolyn McNiven and Sarah Marquis takes a detailed look at the U.K.’s landscape with the Bribery Act taking effect.Read more →
As has been widely reported in the mainstream and legal media, U.S. anti-corruption efforts have stepped up considerably over the past few years. In the United Kingdom, where existing anti-corruption laws were also infrequently enforced, the passage of the so-called U.K. Bribery Act of 2010, which came into effect on July 1, could signal a more stringent enforcement environment. Since these recent developments suggest that anti-corruption initiatives will be around for the foreseeable future, DLA Piper's Carolyn McNiven and Sarah Marquis provide an assessment of the enforcement landscape is in order. First up, an analysis of the latest in the U.S.Read more →