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This Week in FCPA-Episode 12 [Video]

In this episode, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at the line drawn from the Yates Memo to the hiring of Hui Chen, to the Pilot Program, the 3 enforcement actions since then and conclude that FCPA enforcement is changing. Jay...more

Jury Acquits Former Pharma Exec in One of the First Post-Yates Memo Health Care Fraud Prosecutions

Like many before it, this year has been one to watch in government health care fraud enforcement efforts. In September 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the “Yates Memo,” which reaffirmed the government’s...more

Guidance on Effective Self-Disclosure of FCPA Violations for Life Sciences Companies

Every life sciences company with international operations should have a robust Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program as part of its overall compliance strategy. On April 5, 2016, the Justice Department...more

Happy Times, High Crimes and Misdemeanors (Silicon Valley – Episode 25)

In this week’s episode of Silicon Valley, Richard enjoyed an unprecedented run of success, culminating with the official launch of Pied Piper’s platform. Richard has suffered so many setbacks, it’s little wonder he is...more

Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Names

Does the federal government have the right to seize a domain name without notice? With growing frequency, the feds have seized the domain names of thousands of websites for alleged criminal wrongdoing. The latest example is...more

Justice Department Announces Largest Settlement Ever For Violations Of The Anti-Kickback Statute By A Medical Device Company

On March 1, 2016, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Olympus Corp. of the Americas (OCA), the nation’s largest distributor of endoscopes and related equipment, had agreed to pay $623.2 million to...more

Acquittals in Vascular Solutions Case Deal Setback to DOJ

On February 26, 2016, a federal jury in Texas returned not guilty verdicts with respect to charges brought against Vascular Solutions Inc. (“VSI”) and its CEO by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), dealing a decisive blow...more

FBI v Apple: Using a 1789 Law in a 21st Century Privacy Fight

Earlier this week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to Apple customers that the company would oppose a federal court order (the “Order”) issued on February 16, 2016 that the company believes “threatens the security of our...more

"Financial Relationships Likely to Be a Focus in Life Sciences Enforcement and Litigation"

For more than a decade, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has zealously pursued enforcement actions against the health care industry. Given the continued growth in government spending on health care and the billions of dollars...more

FCPA Digest - January 2016

The FCPA Digest provides and an invaluable compendium of all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions and private actions including US foreign bribery proceedings including criminal prosecutions, DOJ foreign...more

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mizer on Yates Memo: “No Partial Credit for Cooperation that Doesn’t Include...

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer’s remarks at the 16th Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum highlighted the Department of Justice’s “renewed commitment to ensuring that...more

Yates Memo Discussed at Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress

As readers of Health Law and Policy Matters know, we have covered recent developments in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) commitment to prosecuting individuals involved in corporate misconduct. A flurry of activity on...more

Justice Department Provides Cybersecurity Guidance

In late April, the Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit provided a set of voluntary best practices for companies faced with the prospect of data breaches. The DOJ’s best practices were expressly developed with smaller...more

DOJ Guidance for Victims of Cybercrime: The Dos and Do Nots of Cyber Preparedness

On April 29, 2015, the Cybersecurity Unit in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice released a best practices document (Document) for victims of cyber incidents. The...more

Two Oft-Neglected Cybersecurity Protections

With each passing year, cybercrime moves further into the mainstream of public company existence. What until recently was mostly an annoying, abstract concern for a handful of companies is now a daily menace that impacts...more

This Is One Form 8-K, You’ll Never Want To File

In a recently filed Form 8-K, an international money transmitter, Xoom Corporation, reported that been the victim of a criminal fraud. This was no small heist. According to company, over $30 million had been transferred to...more

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION: APPLICANT: Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC PRINCIPALS: Joseph...

Executive Summary: On January 15, 2013, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Applicant” or “SSR”) filed an application for a Category 1 gaming license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”). The proposed...more

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (Updated...

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (No, he was charged by US Federal authorities) International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion...more

US V. Lawrence DiCristina

BRIEF FOR AMICUS CURIAE THE POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE IN SUPPORT OF APPELLEE AND AFFIRMANCENew York

SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT in Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) Amicus Curiae Brief: Poker is an American tradition and a game of skill. Invented in the United States approximately two centuries ago, the game has always been...more

Nevada SB 346 (SEN BROWER): AN ACT relating to gaming; revising provisions governing the acceptance of certain wagers by a...

Legislative Counsel’s Digest: Under existing law, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the State Gaming Control Board are required to perform various acts relating to the regulation and control of gaming. (NRS 463.140)...more

ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE (Proposed by Assemblyman Burzichelli) FOR ASSEMBLY, No. 2578 (1R) STATE OF NEW JERSEY draft bill re Internet...

New Jersey Internet Gaming Draft Bill -- Sponsored by Assemblymen BURZICHELLI, PRIETO, and RAMOS, JR. "AN ACT authorizing Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances and amending and supplementing...more

United States v. Lawrence DiCristina

Court Memorandum, Order, and Judgment New York

Since games run by the defendant’s business must constitute “gambling” as defined by the IGBA, it must be determined whether poker falls under that definition of gambling. As noted above, the IGBA defines “gambling” as...more

United States v. Lawrence DiCristina

OPINIONNew York

Key Legal Opinion Holdings: 1. Poker is Predominated By Skill Rather than Chance. 2. Poker is Not Gambling Under IGBA. On December 9, 2011, defendant Lawrence Dicris-tina was charged in a second superseding...more

Medical Device Compliance Solutions - May 2012

In This Issue: - Risky Business? Assessing Risks with A Risk Assessment Checklist - Haunting Prose: Ghostwriting and Transparency in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Publications - 2012 In The Line Of Fire:...more

"Pharma/Device Enforcement: A Year in Review"

We are pleased to provide "Pharma/Device Enforcement: A Year in Review," Skadden's annual look at trends in the sector. This year's edition includes details on 2011 DOJ settlements, FDA enforcement trends, enforcement...more

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