How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
The Sunshine Act: Putting It into Practice – Interview with Karen Lovitch, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
China's Export Policy Changes After U.S. Antitrust Case
How to Conduct Routine Internal Investigations
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
$300 Million Dairy Settlement Will Bring Reform, Lawyer Says
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know About the Safe Harbor and Limitations to Immunity
Martin Hahn on Food Labeling Lawsuits
Cross-Border M&A: Opportunities and Dealbreakers in Europe
Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform
Edelman 5 Step Process for Evaluation of Third Parties
Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss
The second half of 2013 saw the continued expansion of FCPA enforcement by the DOJ and the SEC. The decrease in the scope of protections afforded to whistleblowers will lead to an increase in the number of FCPA potential...more
High on the Foley & Lardner LLP priority list of top antitrust issues facing automotive suppliers for 2014 was the broad and aggressive criminal antitrust investigation of the auto parts industry by the U.S. Department of...more
The trial of Victor Dahdaleh in London has collapsed due to the absence of key prosecution witnesses.
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) recently dropped its case against Victor Dahdaleh, the British-Canadian...more
It’s the end of the world as we know it,It’s the end of the world as we know it,It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine -
The above lyrics came from REM and they reflect how I generally feel about law...more
Last week, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (the “Division”) filed a motion for rehearing after significant criminal convictions were overturned on statute of limitations grounds. A conspiracy is deemed to continue...more
Following the consultation it carried out last year into the freemium games markets, the UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published its finalised set of principles to be adhered to by the games...more
Health care and life sciences companies face a variety of issues in 2014, including further difficulties with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout because of legal and logistical challenges, the potential dampening of...more
On November 4, 2013, the United States Senate passed S. 42, the “Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act,” by unanimous consent. The legislation, introduced back in January of 2013 with bipartisan support (Senators Leahy (D)...more
We provide below alphabetically very brief summaries of key US laws addressed by cases summarized in this edition. Please note that these summaries provide a very simplified overview of the statutes and are not intended to...more
1 The Legislative Framework of the Cartel Prohibition -
1.1 What is the legal basis and general nature of the cartel prohibition, e.g. is it civil and/or criminal?
The Dutch Competition Act (‘DCA’) is based on...more
Court’s application of statute of limitations will likely guide future conspiracy prosecutions.
On December 9, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 opinion reversing the conviction of three...more
Right holders are faced with an ever increasing battle against fake goods. The European Union Anti-Piracy Regulation offers an effective first-line defense against fake goods....more
The recent headlines on China's expanding anti-corruption investigation and enforcement action is a significant event in global anti-corruption enforcement. For companies operating in China, the risks have now increased...more
It's white-collar week here at the federal criminal appeals blog. Two big wins in white collar cases - a price fixing conspiracy case in U.S. v. Grimm and a sentencing win in a securities fraud case in U.S. v. Simmons....more
On December 6, 2013, Frank Peake, former president of Sea Star Line LLC, was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine for his role in fixing prices for rates and surcharges for freight...more
As global enforcement becomes a reality, companies face a unique set of risks which can be mind-numbing in complications. With the long-arm reach of the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption laws, more enforcement...more
In Treat Canada Ltd. v. Leonidas,  O.J. No. 5551, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered the jeopardy to the privilege against self-incrimination in an appeal from an Ontario order enforcing a letter of request for...more
This month, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved proposed legislation which would protect whistleblowers who alert authorities or their employers to suspected criminal antitrust activity (referred to as the Criminal Antitrust...more
There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas.
I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more
FTC Shoots Down COPPA Compliance Request Based on Social Networking -
The Federal Trade Commission has denied an application from AssertID seeking the agency's approval of a proposed method of verifiable parental...more
In This Issue:
- The true cost of fines: Bills would address tax break for corporate fines
- Senate approves new protection for criminal antitrust whistleblowers
- Justice Department sinks ex-Navy...more
Regulators speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act tout large penalties, enhanced international cooperation, and a renewed focus on individual...more
On November 14, 2013, members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights heard arguments regarding the effectiveness of current cartel prosecution and...more
What's the one thing missing from most corporate compliance programs?
For a legal perspective, that's the question we put to corporate attorneys writing on JD Supra, asking each to commit to just one essential element...more
A thirty-seventh individual pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California. The guilty plea, entered on Monday, November 4,...more
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