Hank Bond Walther


Jones Day

Hank B. Walther is a partner in the Investigations and white collar defense group at Jones Day and co-chair of the firm’s international investigations group. As a former federal prosecutor who led large, complex criminal fraud and corruption cases at the DOJ, Hank often handles sensitive U.S. and multijurisdictional matters that could significantly impact a company's health and reputation.

Recently by Hank Bond Walther

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

FCPA Self-Disclosure Marches on in Year II of Trump Administration

Hank Walther and Samir Kaushik of Jones Day discuss the increase in corporate declinations and heightened cooperation between enforcement authorities worldwide.

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Lessons from a Record Year for Whistleblowers: It was also a big year for FCPA tips and fines—was your company listening?

Last year was noteworthy for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program. It included a record number of whistleblower awards; the first reported whistleblower award in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case; a record year for FCPA tips; and a first-of-its-kind action...

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DOJ Aims for Corporate Transparency: New FCPA program incentivizes companies to self-disclose and cooperate with law enforcement

On April 5, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a one-year Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Enforcement Pilot Program to encourage voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation, and remediation.1 This effort is designed to boost enforcement by further incentivizing companies to...

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Billion-Dollar Babies: Prosecutors go for big numbers to send a message about corruption

MCC: Companies faced record-high penalties in 2014 as a result of FCPA enforcement actions. What are companies being penalized for, and why have penalties skyrocketed? Walther: You’re correct that 2014 FCPA penalties were particularly large. Last year, FCPA penalties and disgorgement...

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Former Chief Of DOJ Fraud Unit Discusses Healthcare And FCPA Enforcement

Editor: Please tell us about your background. Walther: I joined Jones Day in January of this year, having spent six years at the Department of Justice. At the DOJ, I served as a line prosecutor, then as a supervisor in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. I worked for two years as an...

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