Brett S. Covington

Brett S. Covington

Saul Ewing LLP

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White Collar Watch - March 2014

In This Issue: - SEC at odds with Siemens over whether whistleblower protections extend to employees who report wrongdoing directly to their companies - Fourth Circuit decision tolling False Claims Act statute...more

3/31/2014 - False Claims Act Fraud SEC Siemens Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - February 2014

Contents - False Claims Act ruling opens door to large damage awards... pages 1 - 2 - Supreme Court asked if state universities are exempt from liability under the False Claims Act... pages 2 - 4 -...more

2/28/2014 - False Claims Act Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Hospice Medicare SCOTUS Universities Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - January 2014

In This Issue: - SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Report shows best practices make for an effective compliance and ethics program - In unprecedented move, government seeks to extend the responsible...more

1/28/2014 - Bid Rigging Compliance Dodd-Frank Ethics SEC Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

White Collar Watch - July 2013

In This Issue: - Factors in Forfeiture: Eleventh Circuit Rules in Seizure of Rothstein Ponzi Assets - Health Care False Statement Statute Serves as Backstop for Government In Nearly Failed Prosecution -...more

7/25/2013 - Anti-Corruption Compliance Enforcement False Statements Forfeiture Fraud Healthcare Ponzi Scheme White Collar Crimes

The D.C. Circuit Expands the Scope of Honest-Services Fraud and Illegal-Gratuities Prosecutions in Ring v. United States

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in United States v. Ring recently upheld a conviction under the public sector “honest-services” fraud statute and the “illegal-gratuities” statute. Notably, the court: (1)...more

3/25/2013 - Compliance DOJ Honest Services Fraud Illegal Gratuities Jack Abramoff Lobbyists Ring v US

White Collar Watch - March 2013

In This Issue: - Eleventh Circuit Holds that Production of Foreign Bank Account Records May be Compelled in Criminal Investigation Under Required Records Exception to Fifth Amendment Privilege - Supreme Court...more

3/22/2013 - Discovery DOJ Fifth Amendment Foreign Financial Accounts Honest Services Fraud Illegal Gratuities Motion to Compel Off-Label Promotion Records Exception SCOTUS SEC Statute of Limitations

Virginia Supreme Court Holds that Individuals May Be Held Personally Liable for Wrongful Discharges

States are beginning to permit wrongful discharge claims against individuals, putting supervisors and managers at risk for personal liability. ...more

11/20/2012

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