Happy New Year, and welcome back to Compliance Hot Spots. It’s great to be back with you in 2019. Now that Democrats control the U.S. House, they’re taking concerted steps—some quiet, others public—to position themselves to launch investigations into the Trump administration and the private sector. Scroll down for our Who Got the Work roundup on big SEC and DOJ cases. Also, we look at predictions for increased enforcement of foreign bribery in 2019, and we catch up on moves into and out of government.

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