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HUD/DOJ Settle with FHA Mortgage Lender for $52.4 Million Over Alleged False Claims Act Violations

On September 13, 2016, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a settlement agreement with a bank for allegedly violating the False Claims Act by improperly underwriting and originating of FHA-insured mortgage...more

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense - July 2016

“Official Acts”—What They Are… and Are Not - Why it matters: On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court decided McDonnell v. U.S., holding that, for purposes of the federal public corruption statutes, an “official act”...more

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense - June 2016

Eye on the Supreme Court—Corruption and Fraud Edition - Why it matters: This session, the Supreme Court has undertaken the review of numerous cases that raise thorny issues arising in the white collar context. In our...more

Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense - February 2016

Eye on the Courts—Recent Opinions and Rulings of Note - Why it matters: From a white collar and securities fraud standpoint, there has been a lot of noteworthy activity in the courts of late. The Supreme Court granted...more

Are Compliance Officers the New Enforcement Targets?

For years health care compliance officers have worried about personal liability for the misdeeds of the companies they serve. And why not? Health care is the most heavily regulated of all major industries, and the compliance...more

"Department of Justice Issues Guidance to Criminal and Civil Prosecutors to Facilitate Individual Prosecutions in Corporate...

On September 9, 2015, the Department of Justice (the Department) publicly announced that it had issued guidance to its criminal and civil prosecutors that purports to change, at least in part, the Department’s approach to...more

Campaign Coordination: Warning to Political Candidates and Related Super PACs

Tyler Harber’s prosecution, and the two year federal prison sentence he recently received, are clearly warning shots across the bow of federal political campaigns around the country. And the blatant and unsympathetic nature...more

"Department of Justice Secures Sentence in First Super PAC Coordination Case"

The Department of Justice recently concluded its first criminal prosecution of coordination between an independent-expenditure-only committee (super PAC) and a campaign committee. On June 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court for...more

Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense - May 2015

It’s an Absolute Privilege to Meet You! Texas Supreme Court Rules That Internal Investigation Report Provided by Shell Oil to DOJ Enjoys “Absolute Privilege” - Why it matters: On May 15, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court...more

Ethics in Pharmaceutical Sales: Strengthening Corporate Culture and Preventing False Claims Act Violations

“I didn’t set out to commit a crime. I certainly didn’t set out to hurt anyone… I was kind of a hero, because I helped the company make its numbers every quarter. And I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought I was...more

Update Your Compliance Programs to Address Increased Federal Scrutiny of Academic Research and Grant Funding

The federal government has stepped-up its enforcement efforts in the areas of academic research and grant funding. Just this week, Northwestern University agreed to pay $2.93 million to settle a federal whistleblower suit...more

United States Government Accountability Office GAO Report to Congressional Requesters

GAO Report on Independent Foreclosure Reviews Exposes OCC, Fed’s Plan to Deliberately Minimize Evidence of Borrower HarmNot Applicable

FORECLOSURE REVIEW Lessons Learned Could Enhance Continuing Reviews and Activities under Amended Consent Orders The Government Accountability Office released their second report on the Independent Foreclosure Reviews. At...more

The “Greatest” Risk of All – The False Claims Act

Companies complain about the burdens of anti-corruption compliance. They need to put things in perspective. The “greatest” risk of them all may be the False Claims Act (FCA). FCA violations can lead to severe...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 26, 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

October 17, 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

September 7, 2011 - The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News

The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more

September 1, 2011 - The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News

The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more

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