John Carney

John Carney

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The SEC Goes Global - With 30 Million Reasons For Whistleblowers To Report Violations As Soon As Possible

On Monday, September 22, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award to an anonymous foreign whistleblower of an estimated $30 million-plus payment that more than doubles the largest previous amount....more

9/30/2014 - Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - 2014 Mid-Year Update

The first half of 2014 has seen several important developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) as well as other anti-corruption laws worldwide. The FCPA has been in existence for more than 35...more

8/18/2014 - Compliance DOJ Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCPA Hewlett-Packard Popular SEC

$1.1 Billion and Counting – The New Era of OFAC Enforcement

On February 13, 2014, BNP Paribas ("BNP"), France's largest bank, announced in its fourth quarter results that it will soon be joining the growing community of banking institutions that, within the past five years, have been...more

3/5/2014 - Banking Sector Enforcement Foreign Banks OFAC

"Show Me the Money" or 14 Million Reasons to Upgrade Your Compliance Program

Although delivered 15 years before the Securities and Exchange Commission even established its whistleblower program, Jerry Maguire's iconic lesson "Show Me The Money!" found new meaning last Tuesday. On October 1, 2013, the...more

10/10/2013 - Compliance Enforcement Actions SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Corruption Enforcement Goes Global

As BakerHostetler recently reported in its FCPA Mid-Year Update, the phenomenon of parallel prosecutions is gaining popularity as more countries enact and enforce anti-corruption legislation....more

8/22/2013 - Anti-Corruption Brazilian Labor Act Canada Compliance Corruption Criminal Prosecution DOJ Enforcement FCPA SEC UK UK Bribery Act

The FCPA on Steroids: Brazil Ups the Ante in Fighting Corporate Corruption

Recently, in the wake of massive protests throughout Brazil concerning corruption and other issues, Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff dramatically increased anti-corruption prohibitions in Brazil by signing into law the...more

8/12/2013 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Bribery Compliance Enforcement FCPA Foreign Jurisdictions New Legislation White Collar Crimes

A Shift in Whistleblower Protections: New Incentives for Employees to Report to the SEC Directly

On July 17, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA) L.L.C. that whistleblowers are only eligible for protection under Dodd-Frank when they make disclosures directly...more

7/31/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank FCPA Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Whistleblowers

The Navigator - Issue 1 Summer 2013

Welcome to the inaugural edition of BakerHostetler's The Navigator, your source for news, trends, research and reliable commentary on white collar defense, corporate investigations, monitorships, examinerships and...more

7/17/2013 - Compliance Corporate Governance Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Investigations White Collar Crimes

SEC Creates New Task Forces and Analytical Hub to Crack Down on Financial Reporting and Microcap Fraud

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced three initiatives together with a promise to employ an increasingly proactive approach to discover fraudulent accounting and securities practices....more

7/11/2013 - CRQA Financial Action Task Force Financial Reporting Fraud SEC

Regulators Shining a Light on "Shadow Insurance"

A highly critical report issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) on June 11, 2013, found that almost a quarter of New York life insurers were diverting a total of $48 billion of their policies to...more

6/20/2013 - Captive Insurance Company Insurers Reinsurance Shadow Banking

The Floodgates are Open: Second Whistleblower Award Sparks Speculation Over What's Next

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order awarding three whistleblower awards to tipsters who helped the SEC with its enforcement action against Locust Offshore Management, LLC and its CEO Andrey...more

6/18/2013 - DOJ Enforcement Actions Fraud Hedge Funds SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Total S.A. to Pay $398.2M to Settle Alleged FCPA Violations

On May 29, 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced agreements with Total S.A. (Total) to settle alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA or the Act) violations for a...more

6/4/2013 - Anti-Bribery Cease and Desist Deferred Prosecution Agreements Disgorgement DOJ FCPA Penalties SEC

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