Glen Kopp

Glen Kopp

Bracewell LLP

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DOJ Launches FCPA Pilot Program to Promote Company Self-Reporting

In a speech delivered last Wednesday by Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, the Justice Department’s (“DOJ”) Criminal Division announced the launch of a new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) “pilot program” that...more

4/13/2016 - Cooperation Criminal Prosecution DOJ FCPA Federal Pilot Programs Federal Sentencing Guidelines Personal Liability Remediation Self-Reporting Voluntary Disclosure

Improved U.S. - Cuba Relations Create Potential FCPA Risks for U.S. Companies Looking to Do Business There

The normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba offers potential lucrative business opportunities for companies that are prepared to meet Cuba’s unique corruption risks. On December 17, 2014, President...more

4/7/2016 - Bribery Corporate Counsel Cuba FCPA Foreign Official TCPI Young Lawyers

Supreme Court Rules Against Freezing "Untainted" Assets

In a ruling that could have far-reaching implications for criminal defendants’ right to counsel of their choice, the Supreme Court decided on March 30, 2016 that the government cannot freeze “untainted” assets that are not...more

3/31/2016 - Asset Freeze Criminal Prosecution Luis v United States Right To Counsel SCOTUS Sixth Amendment White Collar Crimes

VimpelCom's Global FCPA Settlement - A Multinational Resolution

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands (OM) announced a coordinated criminal and civil Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

2/26/2016 - Bribery Compliance Deferred Prosecution Agreements DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA SEC Settlement Telecommunications VimpelCom

SEC and Hitachi Reach FCPA Settlement Over Corrupt Payments in South Africa

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a settlement with Hitachi, Ltd. over allegations that the company sold shares in a South African subsidiary to a front company for the African National...more

10/9/2015 - Bids Bribery Conflicts of Interest FCPA Federal Contractors Hitachi SEC South Africa

SEC Announces First Cybersecurity Enforcement Action Against an Investment Adviser for Failure to Protect Client Data

On September 22, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first cybersecurity-related enforcement action against an investment adviser for failure to protect customer records and information. According...more

10/1/2015 - Cybersecurity Enforcement Actions Investment Adviser Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Registered Investment Advisors SEC Settlement

SEC: 2015 Examination Priorities – Cybersecurity Compliance and Controls

Registered broker-dealers and investment advisers received a stern warning to strengthen their cybersecurity programs or face further regulatory scrutiny. On September 15, 2015, the SEC announced a plan to sharpen its focus...more

9/21/2015 - Broker-Dealer Compliance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Loss Prevention Incident Response Plans Investment Adviser OCIE Risk Assessment SEC SEC Examination Priorities Vendors

DOJ: Companies, Serve Up Your Executives!

On September 9, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued an internal memorandum regarding individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing. The memo, authored by Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, is aimed...more

9/11/2015 - Attorney Generals Corporate Executives Corporate Fraud Corporate Liability Criminal Investigations Criminal Prosecution DOJ Government Investigations Personal Liability White Collar Crimes

DOJ Sets its Sights on Antitrust Violations in the E-Commerce Marketplace

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (Antitrust Division) continues to intensify and expand criminal enforcement of the antitrust laws. The results speak for themselves. In fiscal year 2014, the Antitrust...more

5/13/2015 - Antitrust Division Antitrust Violations Corporate Criminal Fines Criminal Antitrust Litigation Criminal Prosecution DOJ E-Commerce Penalties Popular Price-Fixing

Greater Good Adds More Complexity for Contractors in the Middle East

On January 29, 2014, the Federal Acquisitions Regulations Council published the final rule amending the Combating Trafficking in Persons for U.S. government contracts (the "Anti-Human Trafficking Rule"). The Anti-Human...more

2/4/2015 - Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors Final Rules Human Trafficking Middle East TCN

Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Convictions of Two Portfolio Managers

In a blow to the Southern District of New York’s impressive run of insider trading convictions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held yesterday that insider trading convictions require the government...more

12/12/2014 - Hedge Funds Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Material Nonpublic Information Portfolio Managers Securities Securities Fraud US v Newman

S.D.N.Y. Issues Spoliation Sanctions Against Foot Locker

The sanctions recently levied against Foot Locker serve as a potent reminder that understanding data and document preservation requirements is imperative. A New York federal judge issued sanctions against Foot Locker last...more

7/25/2014 - Corporate Counsel Data Protection Discovery Document Productions Document Retention Policies Evidence Negligence Retailers Sanctions Spoliation

D.C. Circuit Court Clarifies Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations

On June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion clarifying the application of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. ...more

7/8/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Internal Investigations Work Product Privilege

U.S. Supreme Court: Police Must Obtain Warrant Before Searching Cell Phones

In a decision that changes the way law enforcement officers collect electronic information, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California, 573 U.S. ___ (2014), that officers may not search a cell phone incident to a...more

7/1/2014 - Cell Phones Evidence Fourth Amendment Law Enforcement Riley v California SCOTUS Search Warrant

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