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Bitcoin: Regulators and States Out Ahead—Will Congress Follow?

Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that facilitates quick exchanges of value, has received steady attention from the media and industry stakeholders. Akin to gold, bitcoins are mined using computers to solve...more

Senate Committee Expands Review Of Virtual Currency Policies

On August 12, Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), the leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano regarding...more

Private Fund Update - July 29, 2013

In this issue: - Last week - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more

Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators [Video]

June 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Eliot Spitzer, former Governor and Attorney General for the State of New York, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the so-called revolving door between the public and private spheres. While...more

Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?  [Video]

May 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Robert Walker, attorney at Wiley Rein LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the legal and ethical implications of law firms selling political intelligence. Last month, the SEC issued...more

Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees  [Video]

Feb. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff ordered former Goldman Sachs' director Rajat Gupta to reimburse the investment bank for fees...more

Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise  [Video]

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A recent shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware highlights a disturbing rise in violence in and around courts. Mary...more

Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White? [Video]

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg Law) -- Mary Jo White has spent decades as both a federal prosecutor and later as outside counsel for many financial institutions. If the Senate confirms her as SEC chair, will Wall Street be facing a lawyer...more

Weekly Brief: Will RBS Plead Guilty In LIBOR Scandal?  [Video]

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. US authorities are currently trying to get RBS to plead guilty to allegations it took part in the LIBOR rigging scandal. Also,...more

The FCPA Guidance: Bob Dylan, Change and Political Reality

The FCPA Guidance is here and I will write a few postings on the subject. Initially, it is important to look at the political landscape. President Obama’s re-election communicated an important message to lawmakers and...more

Weekly Brief: Nonequity Partner Comp, Barclays, Instagramming Ballots [Video]

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. In a first-of-its-kind survey, American Lawyer magazine reports that compensation for non-equity partners at the...more

International Criminal Defense Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current International - Transnational Criminal...

October 24, 2012 - International & Transnational Criminal Defense Lawyers Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

October 24, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

Barofsky: Govt. Complicity Provides Libor Defense [Video]

Aug. 1 (Bloomberg Law) -- The world's biggest banks are likely to defend lawsuits alleging they manipulated the Libor interest rate by saying the federal government knew it and did nothing, according to Neil Barofsky, former...more

Are Peregrine Customers Better off with a Receiver? [Video]

July 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about the week's bankruptcy news and legal developments in the Peregrine and San...more

Whalen: Libor Is A Collusive Price Set By Collusive Banks [Video]

July 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Chris Whalen, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the recent controversy surrounding Barclay's settlement with regulators over...more

Some Reflections on Three Recent High Profile Trials: Clemens, Edwards and Gupta

Drawing conclusions as to precise reasons for the result of any particular trial is notoriously difficult and subjective, even for those who sat through the proceeding in the courtroom. But the coincidental timing of the...more

Abacus Bank Indicted for Mortgage Fraud; More Prosecutions to Come? [Video]

June 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Last week Manhattan DA Cy Vance filed charges against Abacus Bank and 19 former employees for committing mortgage fraud. Does this mean more prosecutions of other banks for crimes committed prior to...more

June 5, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

May 31, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Credit Crunch Digest -- February 2012

This digest collects and summarizes recent media reports regarding potential liability, government initiatives, litigation and regulatory actions arising from the subprime mortgage crisis and credit crunch, as well as the...more

February 17, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

October 28, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

FCPA Backgrounder: What You Need to Know About the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)

In This Article: *WHAT IS THE FCPA? *WHY IS THE FCPA IMPORTANT TO YOU? *HOW CAN MORRISON & FOERSTER HELP? *EXPERTISE BASED ON HANDLING SCORES OF FCPA MATTERS *UK BRIBERY ACT 2010 Please see full article below for...more

UPDATE – Recent Senate Legislation Retains Venture Capital Fund Exemption

Sweeping financial overhaul passed by the U.S. Senate spares venture capital fund managers from new registration requirements that may hit the hedge fund community, requires periodic evaluation and adjustment of accredited...more

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