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The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
Welcome to the August 2015 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more
In the launch of a new video series, Front-Line Interviews, I engage with Alison Taylor, Director of Energy and Extractives at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). I first became aware of Alison’s work via a Forbes...more
This week, long-time Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle reached a plea agreement on charges of child pornography and having sex with minors.? ?Although the sandwich shop noted that it no longer has a relationship with Fogle,...more
The 9th Circuit just denied rehearing en banc in a closely watched decision that declined to adopt a broad interpretation of its influential sister circuit’s watershed opinion in United States v. Newman, 773 F.3d 438 (2d Cir....more
Not infrequently, a former director may seek to have his attorney fees advanced in two pending matters, only one of which is covered by a corporation’s advancement obligations. An example would be an SEC action coupled with a...more
Hackers and Traders Charged by SEC and Department of Justice in International Securities Fraud Scheme -
The computer servers of three major newswire companies were allegedly hacked as part of an elaborate illicit...more
July was a quiet month for FCPA compliance news. There were some rumors that the SEC and DOJ were in the process of revising A Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, but unfortunately The FCPA Blog shut down...more
Perhaps you’ve been following the criminal trial of former leaders of disbanded law firm Dewey LeBoeuf LLP. The prosecution contends that these leaders purposely misled other stakeholders, including equity partners,...more
“How did this end up on my desk?”
Richard Bistrong, former front-line international businessman, contemplated at a panel last Thursday, how a letter had reached him from the Procurement Task Force of the United Nations...more
Recent decisions by the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Delaware Court of Chancery have raised important issues regarding fee advancement bylaws or policies of Delaware corporations.
Please see full...more
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department’s June 23 decision in Dupree v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., Case No. 653412-11, highlights the importance of negotiating favorable language in a fraud exclusion, a...more
In This Issue:
..From 20 Years to Zero in Six Trial Days
- Noted With Interest:
..FedEx Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? The Ninth Circuit Weighs in on California’s Murky “Right-to-Control”...more
More frequently than ever before, American plaintiffs and prosecutors are using U.S. laws to target conduct that has little, if any, connection to the United States. Potential exposure to criminal and civil liability under...more
IAP Worldwide Services Inc., a Virginia based facilities management firm, entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice and agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty to resolve FCPA charges. A vice...more
There have been some significant developments in the world of international anti-corruption laws in recent months. The following are a few examples...more
Anti-corruption news often revolves around the costly criminal and civil enforcement penalties paid by companies caught in corruption scandals. In the U.S., those costs often reach the hundreds of millions of dollars and are...more
In this issue:
- FCPA AT A GLANCE
- THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS OF THE FCPA
- TO WHOM THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS APPLY
- THE PAYMENT ELEMENT
- THE CORRUPT INTENT ELEMENT
- WHO IS A...more
The international community has made significant strides in combating corruption, with a proliferation of anti-bribery laws putting companies under pressure to ensure they — and their business partners — are able to detect...more
In recent days the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have issued strong messages reemphasizing the importance of effective corporate compliance programs.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie...more
What does the Department of Justice think is a high-quality internal investigation? How does DOJ decide whether an investigation was good enough to help a company avoid, or at least mitigate, criminal charges? In recent...more
On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a $25 million settlement with Anglo-Australian natural resource extraction company BHP Billiton. The settlement resolves charges that the...more
For at least the second time in recent weeks, the Justice Department’s criminal division chief delivered lengthy public remarks on what the department expects from companies choosing to cooperate with federal investigators....more
Last year, a number of corruption cases, both individual prosecutions and suits against companies, revolved around the behavior of senior executives. While third parties can often be the vehicle companies use to funnel bribe...more
Today’s Q & A is with Alison Taylor.
Hi Alison, thank you for participating in today’s Q & A. While we have had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of guest pieces, including Reconciling Sales Strategy with FCPA...more
Every business with an anti-corruption compliance program needs to know what that system should include. While there are a number of guidelines and model codes that companies can and do look to, for U.S. companies and others...more
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