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White House Announces the Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets

On February 20, 2013, the White House released the Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets (the “Strategy”), which “recognizes the crucial role of trade secrets in the U.S. economy and sets out a...more

New U.S. Laws Criminalize Theft of Quantitative Trading and Investment Models and Other Trade Secrets and Dramatically Increase...

Introduction - The U.S. Congress recently passed two laws that raise the stakes dramatically for employees of financial services firms and anyone else who misappropriates trade secrets, including source code and other...more

IRS Corners Prisoner Tax Cheats

In their ongoing efforts on catching tax cheats, the IRS has prevented $4.4 billion in bogus tax refunds from being given out this year. This represents an increase of 171% from the previous year, according to the report...more

The FCPA, Financial Institutions and a Rude Awakening

As reported in today’s FCPA Blog, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating “whether bank and private equity firms violated the [FCPA] in their...more

Keeping Your Jurors Organized

Our society values spontaneous creativity: We marvel at jazz improvisations, delight in a stand-up comic?s ability to create something out of nothing and admire an artist who quickly turns a blank canvas into a gorgeous...more

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