Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. It’s the first day of June, but it already feels like mid-summer in Washington, D.C. DOJ’s corporate criminal enforcement efforts are also heating up. Today, we take a look at the implications of a major new resolution with Glencore. Plus, former Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann is acquitted following a closely-watched false statements trial and Wilson Sonsini guides Twitter through a data privacy settlement with the federal government. Please get in touch with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.

U.S. Justice Department headquarters in Washington. U.S. Justice Department headquarters in Washington.

Glencore Settlements Demonstrate DOJ Compliance Focus

For months, top Justice Department officials have signaled a willingness to take a harder line on corporate criminal enforcement and punish companies who scorn ethics and compliance.