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Court Broadens Confidentiality of Investigations - D.C. Circuit extends privilege in internal corporate probes, but inconsistent...

You are counsel to a government contractor that is conducting an internal investigation into possible fraud. Federal mandatory disclosure obligations require an investigation, as does the need to gather facts to seek legal...more

8/25/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Disclosure Requirements False Claims Act Federal Contractors Fraud Internal Investigations Kellogg Brown & Root Work Product Privilege Work-Product Doctrine

Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel

In a much-anticipated decision, the D.C. Circuit clarified the general test for the applicability of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., 14-5505, 2014 WL 2895939 (D.C....more

7/31/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege False Claims Act Internal Investigations Kellogg Brown & Root Work-Product Doctrine

Proceed with Caution: D.C. District Court Says Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Do Not Survive Internal Fraud...

On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al. that should serve as a wake-up call for all companies conducting internal...more

3/26/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Fraud Internal Investigations Work Product Privilege

SEC Awards $14 Million to Whistleblower

The SEC awarded more than $14 million to a whistleblower earlier this month in exchange for information that helped the SEC bring an enforcement action against the perpetrators of an investment fraud in less than six months...more

10/25/2013 - Compliance Dodd-Frank FCPA SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Canada's First Foreign Bribery Conviction Shows Trend in Increased Enforcement

On August 15, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court found Canadian national Nazir Karigar guilty of conspiring to offer a bribe to Indian government officials under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”). The...more

9/30/2013 - Bribery Canada CFPOA Enforcement Government Officials Tribal Governments

Pfizer FCPA Settlement Emphasizes the Importance of Robust Compliance Programs for the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry has been under increased SEC and DOJ scrutiny lately for potential FCPA violations. What has been described as an “industry sweep,” has focused primarily on medical device and pharmaceutical companies....more

1/23/2013 - Compliance DOJ Due Diligence FCPA Foreign Official Healthcare Pfizer SEC

NLRB Ruling Condemns Blanket Confidentiality Policies During Internal Investigations

In Banner Health System d/b/a Banner Estrella Medical Center, 358 N.L.R.B. No. 93 (2012), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that an employer’s maintenance and application of a general confidentiality rule...more

11/27/2012 - Banner Health System Confidential Employer Investigations Internal Investigations NLRA NLRB Section 7

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