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SEC Issues Guidance on Conflict Minerals Rule

On May 30, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidance related to the requirement that issuers disclose the use of conflict minerals in their products, as mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

6/11/2013 - Compliance Conflict Mineral Rules Dodd-Frank Failure-to-File Reporting Requirements SEC Subsidiaries

Southern District of New York Orders Chevron CEO and General Counsel to Testify in RICO Suit Related to $18 Billion Ecuadorian...

On May 14, 2013, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the Southern District of New York affirmed a magistrate judge's decision denying plaintiff Chevron Corporation's ("Chevron's") motion to quash deposition notices for Chevron CEO John...more

5/28/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege CEOs Chevron Corporate Counsel Depositions RICO Testimony

European Union Pending Legislation Requiring Additional Transparency from Extractive Industries

On April 9, 2013, the European Union agreed to a preliminary deal requiring oil, gas, mining and forestry companies to report in greater detail any payments at or above €100,000 (approximately $130,000) they make to foreign...more

5/20/2013 - Compliance Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank EU Extractive Industry Transparency Rule

Allianz To Pay $12.3M To Settle SEC’s Bribery Allegations

On December 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that Allianz SE ("Allianz"), a German-based insurance and asset management company, had agreed to pay approximately $12.3 million to settle...more

12/20/2012 - Allianz Books & Records Bribery Disgorgement FCPA SEC Whistleblowers

The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program: An Analysis of the SEC’s Second Annual Report, Best Practices for Dealing with...

I. Introduction On November 15, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "the Commission") issued its Second Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program ("the Report"), covering the period...more

12/11/2012 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Dodd-Frank SEC Whistleblowers

DOJ and SEC Issue FCPA Guidance

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") jointly issued their Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") (the "Guide")...more

11/20/2012 - Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC

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