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Restatements Resurrected?: Accounting Fraud By The Numbers

Several months ago, I raised the question of why the large-scale accounting fraud cases of the type that had been so prevalent in the early 2000s were no longer a staple for either federal prosecutors or the SEC. In so doing,...more

Weekly Brief: UBS Smacked in LIBORgate Settlement [Video]

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. UBS announced a major settlement with US, UK and Swiss authorities for its role in rigging global interest rates. Also, Goldman...more

Highlights of the Government's New FCPA Resource Guide

The United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently released the long awaited joint guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") in the form of a 130 page...more

U.S. Government Settles International “Trading with Enemy” Act Claims Against ING Bank

The U.S. government settled an international investigation and threatened prosecution against ING Bank N.V. in a case highlighting the international nature of modern banking as well as governmental investigations and...more

What is ‘Extraordinary Cooperation’ in an FCPA Enforcement Action?

As a general rule, Cobb noted that ‘extraordinary cooperation’ will not be the definition given by the company but by the DOJ. This is an important discussion to have with your client very early on to set a proper...more

February 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....more

January 20, 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

January 19, 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

To (Voluntarily) Disclose or Not To Disclose: That is the Question?

Michael Volkov questions the Justice Department's voluntary disclosure program for FCPA violations...more

Financial Institution Liability under the FCPA

As was recently reported in the FCPA Blog, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now investigating “whether bank and private equity firms violated the [FCPA] in their dealings with sovereign wealth funds. A...more

Director's Liability

Insolvancy Related iability of Director's Under Indian Companies Act 1956

A company is legally separate and distinct from its members. It is ultimately an artificial creation and it acts through its servants or agents. The decisions of a majority of its members in general meetings are regarded as...more

Building and Enhancing FCPA Compliance - 13 Step Action Plan

Stringent enforcement and significant criminal and civil penalties make the FCPA a powerful weapon in the global war on corruption. A 13-step action plan can enhance a company’s compliance and possibly limit its...more

January 18, 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

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