MDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, Real Estate and Immigration Law as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. Our firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors who are committed to the business goals and best interests of our clients. We deliver value-added services of the highest caliber, and serve as a trusted advisor to our clients through our practical and business-savvy approach.
Alcoa Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $384 Million for Anti-Bribery (FCPA) Violations Alcoa Pleads Guilty And Agrees To Pay $384 Million For Anti-Bribery (FCPA) Violations
MIAMI, FL, January 21, 2014 -
On January 9, 2014, The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that giant aluminum producer, Alcoa, Inc., has agreed to pay $384 million to settle bribery charges for making corrupt payments to Bahrain officials in violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

PetroTiger Co-CEOs and General Counsel Charge with FCPA Violations for Bribes in Colombia PetroTiger Co-CEOs And General Counsel Charge With FCPA Violations For Bribes In Colombia
MIAMI, FL, January 15, 2014 -
On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related charges against three former executives of PetroTiger, Ltd., a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey. The executives included Co-CEO's, Joseph Sigelman and Knut Hammarskjold, and former General Counsel, Gregory Weisman, who allegedly participated "in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials in violation of the FCPA...and to launder proceeds of those crimes."

Swiss Oilfield Company Weatherford International Settles FCPA Violations for $253 Million Swiss Oilfield Company Weatherford International Settles FCPA Violations For $253 Million
MIAMI, FL, December 18,2013 -
On November 26, 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a $253 million settlement with publicly-traded Swiss oilfield services company Weatherford International for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and various other export control and sanctions regulations.

SEC Proposes New Crowdfunding Rules SEC Proposes New Crowdfunding Rules
MIAMI, FL, November 8, 2013 -
On October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted their long-anticipated "crowdfunding" rules under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) allowing a registration exemption for securities-based crowdfunding. The crowdfunding rules will allow issuers to raise up to $1 million a year through unregistered and internet-based public offerings of securities marketed to the general public. Prior to becoming finalized, the proposed rules will go through a 90-day public comment and review process.

MDO Partners Managing Partner to Moderate General Counsel Panel In October MDO Partners Managing Partner To Moderate General Counsel Panel In October
MIAMI, FL, October 13, 2013 -
Richard Montes de Oca, Managing Partner of MDO Partners, has been selected again to moderate the General Counsel Panel hosted by the Legal Marketing Association entitled "Corporate Counsel Insights - Best Practices for Business Development and Law Firm Marketing."


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