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Ransomware Attacks: Why They're Growing, Who They Target, and What You Can Do

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In the world of cyber-espionage, ransomware is playing a huge and growing role....more

The New England Compounding Center: The CEO of a Massachusetts Drug Company on Trial for Murder

by DLA Piper on

This was really a public health tragedy . . . I re- member feeling very scared.’’ This is how Dr. Benjamin Park, a division chief at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (‘‘CDC’’), described the deadly...more

The Government Seeks to Intervene in its Third Generic Drug Price-fixing Lawsuit

Since we last reported on the state and federal government’s generic drug pricing investigations and litigations (click here to read more), the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has obtained its first guilty pleas. On...more

Privacy Perils: Social Engineering Fraud - the C-Suite Maneuver

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

It's a common misconception that cyber-criminals use sophisticated technical tools to hack into a person's computer or online accounts. More often than not, cyber attackers use old fashioned trickery or "social engineering"...more

From New York and Delaware Courts, a Double Blow of Bad News for Sergey Aleynikov

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

Sergey Aleynikov, a former computer programmer at Goldman, Sachs & Co., has been on a legal roller coaster for the past few years. In the span of few days, that roller coaster plummeted steeply—twice. First, on January...more

$519 million FCPA Payment by Teva Pharmaceuticals—Largest Ever FCPA Payment by Pharmaceutical Company—Follows Large FCPA Plea...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On December 22, 2016, the world’s largest manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals (“Teva”), agreed to pay $519 million in FCPA-related criminal penalties, disgorgement, and interest. The Israeli company...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 3 [Video]

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We are back to our more rounded format for this episode on a variety of topics including anti-corruption enforcement across the globe, the new French anti-corruption law, Sapin II, the Agricultural Bank of China compliance...more

Key Takeaways: Fourth Annual Seminar for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies

On October 5, 2016, Skadden hosted its Fourth Annual Seminar for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies. The seminar focused on the current and developing challenges facing such companies and included...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 12 [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

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

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

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

by Ifrah PLLC on

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

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

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

by Snell & Wilmer on

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

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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...

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

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

by Bracewell LLP on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

by Allen Matkins on

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...

by Ian Imrich on

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

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