Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Although, Jaworski believes Skelton has a future as a“solid NFL quarterback,” he also thinks the performancefrom Sunday was a step in the wrong direction. “There’s no question John Skelton took a step back thisweek, he looked a little bit confused,” Jaworski said.“Bad decisions, bad read, bad throws; those things come tothe forefront against good football teams.” Jaworski also commented on the future of the Cardinalsfrom the quarterback standpoint. “I think it’s always a positive when you got a Kevin Kolb,when you have a John Skelton and to have two quarterbacksthat for the most part you can count on,” Jaworski said. 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories center_img It wasn’t hard to see why head coach Ken Whisenhuntbenched QB John Skelton on Sunday. The second year player threw for 99 yards, no touchdownsand three interceptions, which earned him the third worstQB rating in Cardinals history. Though Skelton didn’t exactly have a dream day, ESPNanalyst Ron Jaworski sees a bright a future for thequarterback. “I’ve seen enough from John Skelton now that I believehe’s got a big upside,” Jaworski said on Arizona Sports620’s Burns and Gambo. “Normally the young quarterbackslike this, it’s the mistakes that kill them, I’ve seenenough good throws from John, I’ve seen enough audibles atthe line of scrimmage, I’ve seen enough of those littlethings that growing quarterbacks have to learn. I do see aquarterback that has a future in this league.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

Corporate FCPA Enforcement In 2014 Compared To Prior Years

first_img2011 15 2013 21 2011 7 2012 11 2011 In short, the number of core corporate FCPA enforcement actions in 2014 was tied for the second lowest in seven years.In closing, have it your way.However, the way I believe is the more accurate and reliable way to keep and analyze FCPA enforcement statistics is by focusing on unique instances of FCPA scrutiny (not settlement amounts) and tracking enforcement actions using the “core” approach. Core Actions None that significantly skewed the   statistics 2013 $149 million 20147 Settlement Amounts $6.23 billion 2010 16 8 9 $355 million Year The $579 million KBR / Halliburton   Bonny Island, Nigeria enforcement action comprised approximately 90% of the   $645 million amount. 13 2008 Settlement Amounts 9 2013 $420 million Corporate SEC FCPA Enforcement Action Settlement Amounts The $219 million JGC Corp. Bonny   Island, Nigeria enforcement action comprised approximately 44% of the $503   million amount 2011 $530 million $720 million Year 2010 $885 million $118 million 2014$327 million 2013 However, if one analyzes corporate FCPA enforcement statistics based on settlement amounts, corporate FCPA enforcement was up in 2014 compared to recent historical averages.Corporate DOJ FCPA Enforcement Action Settlement Amounts 2012 $300 million Year 20147 2012 I am no different from the other Foreign Corrupt Practices Act aficionados.I maintain and publish yearly FCPA statistics even though I fully acknowledge that year-to-year enforcement statistics, and the arbitrary cutoffs associated with such statistics, may be of marginal value given that many non-substantive factors can influence the timing of an actual FCPA enforcement action.For instance, if the Alcoa enforcement action happened 10 days earlier (instead of January 9, 2014) or if the Alstom enforcement action happened 10 days later (instead of December 22, 2014), 2014 FCPA enforcement settlement amounts would be materially different.Nevertheless and accepting year-to-year FCPA statistics for what they are, the issue remains:  how does one best analyze and interpret these statistics over time?Here is how I see it through reference to another example.  In year 1, a city issues 100 speeding tickets and collects $20,000 in fines associated with those tickets.  In year 2, a city issues 90 speeding tickets, but because certain drivers were going really fast, the city collects $25,000 in fines associated with those tickets.  Was there less enforcement in year 2 compared to year 1?  Depends on what you are measuring – the number of infractions or amount of fines.The some logic applies to year-to-year FCPA statistical data and I believe that the best way to track yearly enforcement is through the number of “core” enforcement actions.By this measure, although 2014 witnessed two very large settlement amounts, FCPA enforcement in 2014 was below historical averages.Previous posts (here and here) provided various facts and figures from 2014 DOJ FCPA enforcement and SEC FCPA enforcement.   Viewing FCPA enforcement statistics this way is useful and informative given that the DOJ and SEC are separate law enforcement agencies and different issues may arise in DOJ and SEC FCPA enforcement actions.As indicated by the below charts and by using the “core” approach to FCPA enforcement statistics (an approach the DOJ endorses), both DOJ and SEC corporate enforcement in 2014 was down from recent historical averagesCorporate DOJ FCPA Enforcement Actions Viewing FCPA enforcement in the aggregate (DOJ and SEC combined) is of course also useful and informative and in 2014 the DOJ and SEC combined collected approximately $1.6 billion in 10 corporate FCPA enforcement actions.  The below chart provides a summary of corporate FCPA enforcement data (DOJ and SEC combined) for the years 2007-2014, as well as notable circumstances that significantly skewed enforcement data statistics for a particular year (an occurrence that happens in most years including 2014).Corporate FCPA Enforcement Actions (2007-2014) Of Note Core Actions 10 19 2007 Year The $398 million Total enforcement   action comprised approximately 55% of the $720 million amount 2010 2012 Settlement Amounts $503 million 2011 17 2014$1.25 billion 2010 $645 million Six enforcement actions involved Iraq   Oil for Food conduct and these enforcement actions comprised 40% of all   enforcement actions and approximately 50% of the $149 million amount. $142 million 201410 $1.6 billionTwo enforcement actions (Alstom – $772 million and Alcoa – $384 million) comprised approximately 72% of the $1.6 billion amount. $870 million   TOTALS104 2012 Core Actions 2013 Six enforcement actions, all resolved   on the same day, centered on various oil and gas companies use Panalpina in   Nigeria. Panalpina also resolved an enforcement action on the same day.Two   enforcement actions (Technip and Eni / Snamprogetti) involved Bonny Island   conduct. In other words, there were 14 unique corporate enforcement actions   in 2010. Of further note, the two Bonny Island enforcement actions,   Technip($338 million) and Eni/Snamprogetti ($365 million) comprised   approximately 50% of the $1.4 billion amount. $148 million $260 million 2009 2010 Corporate SEC FCPA Enforcement Actions The $800 million Siemens enforcement   action comprised approximately 90% of the $885 million amount. 8 $1.4 billion 12 Year 11last_img read more