Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
Corruption Risk in the Defense Sector
Why You Should Have a White Collar Litigator on Speed Dial
Big Data: A Good Return on Investment for Your Business?
A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 198-Leona Lewis on her new podcast, the Masters of Disaster
Cyber Caremark: Protecting Your Board from Shareholder Derivative Litigation After a Data Loss Event
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
What will happen at my mediation?
How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
Information-sharing legislation is coming: Senator Chambliss shares 4 top points for companies
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 190-Interview with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 189-Compliance Evangelist
The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure
Taking A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
What is a hostile work environment?
CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
From Behind the Bribe: The Sharp End of Compliance
If you are a corporate executive or employee, the U. S. Department of Justice has a message for you: Investigating you for potential misconduct is clearly a top priority.
Recently, the DOJ issued a policy memorandum...more
With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a...more
The Supreme Court recently handed down its judgment in Jetivia SA and another v Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others  UKSC 23. The Court was unanimous in dismissing the appellants’ case that the claimants’ claims...more
Companies are habitually used as part of a corruption scheme. Such companies often have only a single director, or a small number of directors, and are beneficially owned by the wrong-doers....more
The Second Circuit today denied the request by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York for panel or en banc rehearing of the landmark U.S. v. Newman decision, which overturned insider-trading...more
Last week SEC Enforcement Division Director Andrew Ceresney,testified before Congress regarding the efforts of the Division and its requested for additional funding, highlighting its priorities....more
Yesterday I used the lyrics from Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s song Karn Evil No. 9, First Impression, Pt. 2 - “Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends” as an entrée into the topic of the investigation of JP...more
Look inside the desk drawer of many, if not most, community bank presidents and you will find a list of the names of individuals who want to buy or sell the bank’s stock. ...more
Memo to Managers -
Insider Trading Misconception -
A common misconception among employees is that insider trading is only an issue for senior executives, because employees at lower levels don’t have access to...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is poised to modify its “no-admit, no-deny” policy to seek more admissions of wrongdoing from defendants as a condition of settlement in enforcement cases. The change comes...more
Over the past four years, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) have focused on insider trading involving private funds as one of their key targets in the fight against...more
In Farkas v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 12-1481, 2013 WL 1459248 (4th Cir. Apr 11, 2013), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision that put teeth into the "in fact" exclusions of a...more
In the latest development in an SEC lawsuit filed Friday, February 15, U.S. District Judge Rakoff extended a freeze on a Swiss Goldman Sachs account linked to possible insider trading in H.J. Heinz Company call options. The...more
The SEC brought a big insider trading case against a number of individuals in the Western District of North Carolina yesterday. The complaint alleges $11 million in illicit profits.
The complaint calls it an insider...more
Yesterday I attended the Securities Enforcement Forum 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in D.C. Bruce Carton organized an excellent day of panels devoted to a number of securities enforcement topics. Here is the full agenda from...more
Just to make every compliance officer’s job a little bit more difficult, companies need to adopt and implement an insider trading compliance policy. The Justice Department and the SEC have made headlines through its...more
Last month, in a potentially significant but largely overlooked development, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") signaled that it would "increasingly" pursue "innovative, non-monetary measures" when it settles civil fraud...more
Failing to comply with premerger document disclosure rules can lead to civil and criminal penalties for companies and their executives.
On May 3, 2012, Kyoungwon Pyo, a senior executive at Hyosung Corporation, agreed to...more
On January 6, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it has modified its settlement policy for enforcement actions that also involve a criminal conviction or admissions by a defendant of criminal...more
Over the years, I’ve noted that a number of evil twins have walked the corporate securities law stage.
Other People’s Money
O.P.M. Leasing Services, Inc. was a large computer leasing company that crashed into...more
The longest prison term ever imposed in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) case -- fifteen years -- was recently given to Joel Esquenazi, former president of Terra Telecommunications Corporation, after a jury convicted...more
Information on how to keep an embezzlement from taking place....more
Several news stories appeared this week about three Southern California mothers who allegedly used their involvement in an elementary school PTA to solicit investors in a Ponzi scheme. According to this press release issued...more
In this issue: The Vivendi Ruling: Revisiting Three Key Issues (and Adding Two More); Delaware Chancery Court Update: Recent Decisions Shed New Light on Stapled Financing Offered by Financial Advisors, Duties of Directors...more
A brief introduction to how the Bribery Act 2010 will affect commercial organisations and the steps that they need to take now to minimise their risk....more
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