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The government’s ever-evolving response to the United States financial crisis has come full circle, as civil Justice Department Attorneys seek to rely on legislation enacted to protect financial institutions from fraud to sue...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
Long-heralded reform of the UK financial services regulation architecture impacts the listed company regime.
On 1 April, a new financial regulation architecture became operative in the UK through the Financial...more
Last year was the year of Bank Secrecy, sanctions and anti-Money Laundering enforcement. The HSBC settlement sparked significant controversy over the claim by the Justice Department that HSBC and other banks are “too big to...more
Last weekend in the Financial Times (FT) was a report by Tim Burgis of an interview he held over a lunch meeting with the Angolan Isabel dos Santos, who Forbes magazine recently declared “the continent’s first female...more
For years, a significant number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions have focused on or involved the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese subsidiaries, or Chinese officials. It is hard to avoid...more
On February 6, U.S. and U.K. authorities announced that a Japanese financial institution and its British bank parent company agreed to pay roughly $612 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations into the firms’ role...more
Ed. Note-this week there was a-buzz from North of the Border where it was announced that Canada was considering amendments to strengthen the Canadian anti-corruption law, the Corruptions of Public Officials Act. I ask John...more
The UK Bribery Act is still on the books – and there is very little enforcement action to report. Instead, we are treated to new personnel, policies and practices surrounding the UK Bribery Act, which so far has not amounted...more
2012 was a big year in the government's pursuit of white collar crime. 2013 – the five year anniversary of the financial crisis – brings new legislators, new regulators, and the possibility that a looming statute of...more
I recently wrote about banks behaving badly. Currently, Exhibit A in that list is HSBC. In December, 2012, the UK banking giant HSBC agreed to pay a fine of $1.92 billion for its transgressions involving money laundering....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
For defense lawyers of a certain vintage, the early 2000s were a veritable golden age for accounting fraud cases. The marquee cases and investigations of the day – Enron, Computer Associates, Xerox, Adelphia, WorldCom, and...more
The price of doing financial business in the United States has just gone up. The Department of Justice is taking a new tack in its efforts to track and prosecute money laundering that occurs through financial institutions....more
On October 9, the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office (SFO) issued policy statements and frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) with regard to: (1) facilitation payments, (2) hospitality and gifts, and (3) self-reporting. ...more
The UK Court of Appeal recently decided that a law firm partner was not a “worker” of the firm. The partner could not, therefore, bring a whistleblowing claim against the firm after she was dismissed from the partnership...more
Originally published in Practical Compliance & Risk Management For The Securities Industry • September–October 2012.
“He was sitting in a car with the window rolled down. She ran to the car, poured gasoline through the...more
Peregrine Financial Group CEO Russ Wasendorf Sr. pleaded guilty to four felony counts on Monday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Prosecutors say the discredited CEO will face a minimum of 24 years in prison after pleading guilty...more
Brazil is the seventh largest economy in the world. It has a booming economy and is attracting increased foreign investment. With the World Cup scheduled in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Brazil’s profile is expected to...more
Transparency in international business dealings is an admirable goal, but recently the executive branch has been trying to reach that goal by taking broad interpretations of the law beyond that intended by Congress. The...more
The past several years have seen a 400 percent increase in the number of prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as a dramatic increase in the penalties that individuals and corporations must pay...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
Most venture capitalists live in a world far removed from the world of law enforcement. Sure, many have read Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities," in which a Manhattan investment banker takes a wrong turn and ends up...more
Originally published in Corporate Crime, Fraud and Investigations multi-jurisdictional guide 2012/13 and is reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Practical Law Company.
- Regulatory provisions and...more
On August 20, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that next month Jennifer Shasky Calvery will replace James Fries as the Director of FinCEN. Ms. Calvery joins FinCEN after a fifteen year career with the U.S. Department...more
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