Hank Bond Walther
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.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More