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One does not have to look very far in the business world to come across the phrase “Know Your Customer.” A company certainly needs to know if an entity that it may sell products or provide services to will pay for those...more
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On May 13, 2013, generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy USA Inc. (Ranbaxy), a subsidiary of Indian generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, pled guilty to seven felony charges as part of a...more
On May 21, 2012, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report of its inquiry into counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain. The Committee’s report stated that the problem of counterfeit electronic...more
Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more
There’s been a lot of news lately about the Chinese military allegedly launching cyber attacks to steal U.S. trade secrets. This has gotten people riled up, including the President of the United States, who issued a 5-point...more
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- Firm News:
DoJ Star Healthcare Fraud Prosecutor Joins Washington, D.C. Office; and Quinn Emanuel Wins Top Honors at the Inaugural U.S. Benchmark Annual Awards
On April 10, 2013, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment against 34 individuals and 23 companies for their involvement with online sports wagers. According to the indictment, Legendz Sports,...more
I am seeing a lot of interest from health care clients regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). I usually stay away from this topic because so many others cover it in detail. However, I want to point out that in...more
The explosive pace of new technology has enabled people to connect and communicate in ways never before possible. Lawmakers and Internet advocates must now tango with each other in a scramble to keep up with the technology...more
This advisory is one of a series prepared by Pillsbury's China Practice on questions frequently asked by our clients doing business in China. In June 2012, we published an advisory on personal data protection in China in...more
In a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article by Chris Matthews, Joe Palazzolo and Shira Ovide, entitled “U.S. Probes Microsoft Bribery Allegations”, they reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange...more
In This Issue:
- Eleventh Circuit Holds that Production of Foreign Bank Account Records May be Compelled in Criminal Investigation Under Required Records Exception to Fifth Amendment Privilege
- Supreme Court...more
No longer cut from the cloth of 007’s expensive suits, fast cars or well-mixed drinks, present-day espionage is carried out, to a great extent, through computer screens, proxy servers and spoofed e-mail addresses. Dubbed...more
A year ago, we wrote about the indictment in the Eastern District of Virginia of the executives and founders of Megaupload, one of the leading file-hosting sites on the Web. The charges were copyright infringement through the...more
The Obama Administration’s recent “Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets” makes clear the importance for businesses to be aware of and understand the international threats to their intellectual property, the...more
We often talk to companies who believe they are an unlikely target for hackers because they do not have financial account information, Social Security numbers, or medical information. However, personal information is not the...more
Everyone is talking about cybersecurity. Articles appear almost daily regarding significant cybersecurity events. And over the past two years, the drumbeat for action on the issue of cybersecurity and the protection of the...more
One of the drawbacks of a global economy is the rise in trade secret theft. In the absence of a seamless global enforcement infrastructure foreign actors have had little fear of being caught and suffering any consequences. ...more
We have previously reported in this space about the use of domain name seizures by American law enforcement. Recent media reports show that domain name seizure has become the go-to tactic for law enforcement for other...more
(LONDON) The European Commission recently published a draft “Cybersecurity Directive” which aims to increase the level of preparedness across the EU to deal with threats to network and information security. The Directive...more
In the summer of 2009, in an office at Goldman Sachs, in the waning hours of his last day of employment, a computer programmer named Sergey Aleynikov encrypted more than 500,000 lines of source code from Goldman’s proprietary...more
As real money online gambling remains bogged down in the legislative and regulatory morass, social gaming applications have been on a tear. As we have previously reported, major players are leveraging social gaming...more
USTR Announces Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets and Identifies Marketplaces that Facilitate Global Piracy and Counterfeiting (released 12/13/2012):
"Washington, D.C. – United States Trade...more
On December 4, President Obama signed a bill, H.R. 6131, that extends through December 2020, a law that enhances the FTC’s ability to address cross-border fraud, and particularly to fight spam, spyware, and Internet fraud and...more
The US Chamber of Commerce “praised” the FCPA Guidance. The Chamber did not get what it wanted but it had to recognize that the FCPA Guidance was helpful for businesses. The FPCA Guidance provides important information for...more
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