Deborah Meshulam

Deborah Meshulam

DLA Piper

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Financial regulation in 2017: Europe and the US

The result of the UK referendum on its EU membership and the outcome of the US Presidential elections of 2016 have laid the ground for 2017 to be a year of transition for both Europe and the United States. As transitions are...more

1/20/2017 - Capital Markets Union CFPB Community Reinvestment Act Dodd-Frank EU Financial Regulatory Reform FinCEN FinTech General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) MiFID II Prudential Regulation Authority Senior Management Regime (SMR) Trump Administration UK UK Brexit Volcker Rule

Defending parallel proceedings: key considerations and best practices

Parallel proceedings refer to two or more concurrent investigations or litigations arising out of a common set of facts. These proceedings can involve any combination of criminal, civil, or administrative authorities, as well...more

10/21/2016 - Antitrust Investigations Best Practices Chief Compliance Officers Cooperation Corporate Counsel Defense Strategies Environmental Violations FCPA FIRREA Foreign Jurisdictions Government Investigations Healthcare Fraud Popular Protective Orders SEC

Redux - federal agencies attack employment agreements, and what you can do about it: 8 steps to consider

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” - Reading advance sheets often brings the closing line from The Great Gatsby to mind.  Our alert from April 2015 is being rerun in full...more

8/19/2016 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidentiality Agreements Contract Terms Corporate Counsel Enforcement Actions Internal Investigations SEC Severance Agreements Strategic Enforcement Plan Whistleblower Awards

Federal agencies attack employment agreements, and what you can do about it: 8 steps to consider

The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently caused shockwaves when it announced its first enforcement action against a company for using an allegedly improper confidentiality agreement during internal investigations....more

4/24/2015 - Confidentiality Agreements Corporate Counsel Covenant Not to Sue EEOC KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) NLRB Non-Disclosure Agreement Non-Disparagement Provisions SEC Severance Agreements Whistleblowers

Employer’s confidentiality agreement triggers SEC action and penalty - review and revise agreements now

Consistent with its prior announcements that it will protect and encourage whistleblowers, the SEC recently announced its “first enforcement action” against a company for using allegedly restrictive language in an agreement...more

4/10/2015 - Confidentiality Agreements Employee Handbooks Enforcement Actions FINRA Internal Investigations NLRB Penalties Rule 21F SEC Whistleblowers

Supreme Court limits liability for statements of opinion contained in securities offerings

In a highly anticipated decision issued Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court confirmed that an issuer’s statements of honestly held opinion or belief cannot give rise to liability under section 11 of the Securities Act of...more

3/27/2015 - Material Misstatements Omnicare Omnicare v Laborers District Council Registration Statement SCOTUS Section 11 Securities Act of 1933 Securities Fraud Statement of Opinion

Second Circuit upholds broad SEC settlement powers - for potential defendants, 3 key points

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found that Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the District Court for the Southern District of New York abused his discretion in refusing to approve a settlement between the...more

6/11/2014 - Admissions of Liability Citigroup Judge Rakoff Neither Admit Nor Deny Settlements SEC SEC v Citigroup

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