Ruti Smithline

Ruti Smithline

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for May 2015

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary...more

6/10/2015 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corruption Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCPA FIFA Kickbacks Popular

2014 Insider Trading Annual Review

Overview of Insider Training Law - “Insider trading” is an ambiguous and overinclusive term. Trading by insiders includes both legal and illegal conduct. The legal version occurs when certain corporate insiders –...more

2/13/2015 - Enforcement Enforcement Actions Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Material Misstatements Material Nonpublic Information Rule 10(b) Rule 10b-5 SCOTUS SEC Securities Fraud Security-Based Swaps Swaps US v Newman

Insider Trading Annual Review - 2013

Looking Back - 2013 witnessed several long-anticipated developments in the world of insider trading, punctuating another year of aggressive enforcement in the United States and abroad. After years of pursuit, the...more

1/8/2014 - Compliance DOJ Insider Trading SEC White Collar Crimes

The Brazilian Clean Companies Act – What You Need to Know

2014 is set to be Brazil’s year. The FIFA World Cup is expected to bring 600,000 international visitors to 12 host cities, inject R$25 billion (£6.6 billion) into the economy and present Brazil’s vibrant culture to more than...more

12/9/2013 - Anti-Corruption Brazil Clean Companies Act Compliance Corruption FCPA White Collar Crimes

Brazil’s New Clean Companies Act Continues Global Fight Against Corruption

After years of legislative limbo, and in response to growing social unrest, on Friday, August 2, 2013, President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the Clean Companies Act (the “Act”)—Brazil’s first sweeping anti-corruption law...more

8/7/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery CFPB Compliance New Legislation White Collar Crimes

Recent FCPA Enforcement Actions Show Increased Scrutiny on Financial Services Sector

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of a managing partner of U.S. broker-dealer Direct Access Partners (DAP) for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Travel Act, and...more

6/21/2013 - Bribery Broker-Dealer Compliance Corruption DOJ FCPA Kickbacks Money Laundering SEC Self-Regulatory Organizations

Preventing Corruption While Protecting Personal Information

Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more

5/6/2013 - Anti-Corruption Compliance Consent Corruption Data Protection Due Diligence FCPA Personally Identifiable Information UK Bribery Act

What Does Cooperation Buy You?

Cooperation. The word is filled with meaning for enforcement professionals. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice profess to weigh it heavily when making charging and sanctioning...more

4/9/2013 - Cooperation Initiative DOJ Insider Trading Penalties Prison SEC

New FCPA Decision: How Long is the FCPA’s Reach?

A little more than a year after Deustche Telekom (“DT”) and Magyar Telekom entered into multi-million dollar settlements with the SEC and DOJ to resolve claims that the two companies violated the FCPA, three former Magyar...more

2/15/2013 - Bribery DOJ FCPA Interstate Commerce Magyar Telekom Personal Jurisdiction SEC Statute of Limitations Subsidiaries

Anti-Corruption and Privacy Laws – Collision Course?

More and more companies are implementing due diligence processes for engaging third parties. Although companies adopt these processes in order to reduce the risks of violating anti-corruption laws, such as the U.S. Foreign...more

12/4/2012 - Compliance FCPA UK Bribery Act

DOJ and SEC Issue Long Anticipated FCPA Guidance -- “Resource Guide” Sheds Some Light, but Gray Areas Remain

At long last, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released their guidance on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) compliance and enforcement issues. The...more

11/16/2012 - Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC

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