Christine Pickel

Christine Pickel

Saul Ewing LLP

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Senate approves new protection for criminal antitrust whistleblowers

This month, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved proposed legislation which would protect whistleblowers who alert authorities or their employers to suspected criminal antitrust activity (referred to as the Criminal Antitrust...more

12/3/2013 - ACERPA Anti-Retaliation Provisions GAO Proposed Legislation Remedies Whistleblowers

White Collar Watch - November 2013

In This Issue: - The true cost of fines: Bills would address tax break for corporate fines - Senate approves new protection for criminal antitrust whistleblowers - Justice Department sinks ex-Navy...more

11/26/2013 - Antitrust Investigations Corporate Taxes DOJ Fines Kickbacks Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

Tools of the Trade: BP Case Shows Advantage of Pretrial Motions

In Brief - A recent defense victory related to the BP oil spill exemplifies the smart use of a pre-trial motion in limine. - Trial counsel should use motions in limine to exclude irrelevant and inflammatory...more

6/27/2013 - BP Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Strategies Motions in Limine

White Collar Watch - June 2013

In This Issue: - Tools of the Trade: BP Case Shows Advantage of Pretrial Motions - Increased cGMP Enforcement has Gone International: South Korean Action Against Johnson & Johnson Serves as Warning - DoD...more

6/26/2013 - BP CGMP Contractors DOD Enforcement Investigations Johnson & Johnson Manufacturers Pretrial Motions Wage Withholding

Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2013

Contents: - Clery Act Amendments May Impact Title IX Best Practices - Student Speech and Liability in MOOCs – a Brave New World - Assistance and Emotional Support Animals Are Just the Tip of the...more

6/19/2013 - Assistive Animals Clery Act Colleges DOJ FHA HUD OCR Online Courses Student Speech Subpoenas Tax-Exempt Bonds Title IX Universities VAWA

Higher Education Highlights - Spring 2013

In This Issue: - U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Causation Factor in Retaliation Claims - Student Sues University Over the Right to Keep a Guinea Pig in a College Dorm for Emotional Support - Delaware...more

4/9/2013 - 403(b) Plans Approval Colleges Discrimination Insurance Risk Pool Retaliation SCOTUS Social Networks Tax Exemptions Title VII

OCR Issues "Dear Colleague Letter" Addressing Equal Opportunities in Athletic Programs for Students With Disabilities

A "Dear Colleague Letter" just issued by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights interpreting Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 clarifies that colleges and universities must provide disabled students...more

1/29/2013 - Colleges Disability Disability Discrimination Equal Access OCR Rehabilitation Act Section 504 Sports Universities

Federal District Court in New Jersey Closes Door (Again) on Selective Waiver

Subjects of government investigations routinely face the question: To be or not to be forthcoming with information otherwise protected by the attorney-client privilege?...more

1/24/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege DOJ Selective Waivers White Collar Crimes

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Government’s Petition Regarding Judicial Participation in Plea Negotiations

On January 4, the Supreme Court of the United States granted the government’s petition for certiorari in an appeal involving Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)....more

1/24/2013 - Certiorari Davila Judicial Participation Plea Negotiations Reversible Error SCOTUS

White Collar Watch - January 2013

In This Issue: - Death and Taxes? Recent Supreme Court Arguments in Gabelli v. SEC Concerning a General Statute of Limitations for Civil Fines May Also Affect How Long the IRS Has to Assess Penalties - Avoiding...more

1/23/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Discovery Rule Environmental Crimes EPA Fines Fraud Gabelli v SEC IRS Payroll Taxes Penalties Plea Negotiations Responsible Person Liability SCOTUS SEC Selective Waivers Statute of Limitations White Collar Crimes

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