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O’Melveny’s Maltby, Desai Co-Author Article on Using Anti-Corruption Prosecution Against Terrorist and Criminal Organizations

December 06, 2012

O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Jeremy Maltby and associate Ronak Desai recently co-authored an opinion piece, titled “Can Anti-Corruption Laws Help Combat Terrorists, Tyrants and Their Corporate Supporters?,” for Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The authors explore supplements to traditional methods of diplomacy, economics sanctions, and export controls to combat terrorists and criminal investigation, with anti-corruption prosecution directly aiming at individuals and companies profiting through bribery. “[T]he immediacy and magnitude of the threats requires corporations engaged in international commerce to continue to ensure that their controls are adequate," they write.

Maltby and Desai co-authored the opinion piece along with David N. Lawrence, Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, who formerly served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the Public Corruption Unit for the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York; Stephen Labaton, Partner, RLM Finnsbury and a former senior writer for the New York Times; and Matthew H. Lawrence, a graduate of Brown University who is presently employed in the communications industry.