What is a PBT? Do I have to cooperate?
BigLaw Recruiter: We Didn't Kill Dewey & LeBoeuf
How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
Uncovering the “Why” in FCPA Compliance Issues
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
What are field sobriety tests? Do I have to take them?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 117-the Avon FCPA Enforcement Action
A Moment of Simple Justice - Jails for Sale
A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
How Did The NFL Get This So Wrong?
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
A Moment of Simple Justice - Hopping Turnstiles
The 10 Essential Steps to Implement an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program
FCPA Enforcement: How to Respond to a Government Investigation
Following earlier plea agreements, “Ben” Pu (“Pu”) and Sahil “Sonny” Uppal (“Uppal”) were sentenced today for stealing trade secrets related to high-frequency trading platforms from Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel. In what...more
The holidays are in full swing, and now is the perfect time for executives to renew their determination to protect family and friends by not sharing work secrets with them, even indirectly or obliquely.
On November 3, a medical company agreed to pay a total of $55 million to settle DOJ and SEC allegations that the company violated the FCPA in Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam. According to the SEC’s cease-and-desist order,...more
The U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has issued several recent statements signaling a steady pursuit of criminal conduct related to bitcoin. First, on Thursday, November 6, 2014, Trendon...more
In this issue:
- Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital
- Bank Structure
- Financial Market Infrastructure
- Financial Services
The SEC and the DOJ resolved FCPA charges with California based life science research and clinical diagnostics company Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. The charges stem from bribes paid in Russia, Vietnam and Thailand. The company...more
Earlier this month the SEC brought an insider trading case against Zachary Zwerko, a financial analyst at a pharmaceutical company identified only as Pharma Co. SEC v. Zwerko, Civil Action No. CV 8181 (S.D.N.Y. Filed Oct. 10,...more
When Is Bitcoin “Money” Versus a “Security”? In motions involving a high-profile criminal prosecution with ties to Silk Road and a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action, two federal courts have clarified...more
On Friday, September 19, 2014, a Chinese court found pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals in order to increase sales of the company’s products in China. Among other things, the company...more
FINCEN PROPOSES CUSTOMER DUE DILIGENCE RULE -
On July 30, FinCEN released a proposed rule that would amend BSA regulations to clarify and add customer due diligence (CDD) obligations for banks and other financial...more
In this issue:
- Commissioner Kara M. Stein Calls for More Stringent Net Capital Requirements for Broker Dealers
- US Marshals Service Announces Auction of Silk Road Bitcoins
- Investment Adviser Accused...more
Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month, on the anticorruption front, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) agrees to pay USD $135 million to settle a...more
When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets. ...more
Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that facilitates quick exchanges of value, has received steady attention from the media and industry stakeholders. Akin to gold, bitcoins are mined using computers to solve...more
Lst Thursday, a jury in the Southern District of New York convicted Mathew Martoma in what is in dollar terms the largest insider trading case in captivity. As we’ve discussed before, Martoma had been accused of paying a...more
In an article, entitled “GSK China probe flags up wider worries”, in the Wednesday edition of the Financial Times (FT) reporters Andrew Jack and Patti Waldmeir discussed the ongoing bribery and corruption scandal involving...more
Today is the 82nd anniversary of the reporting to Alcatraz Prison of one of its most memorable residents; Al Capone. Capone was sent to prison for income tax evasion; in other words, it was a books and records violation,...more
On August 12, Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), the leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano regarding...more
On July 16, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Michael Baker and Michael Gluk, the former CEO and CFO, respectively, of ArthroCare Corp. – a Texas-based publicly traded surgical device company. Baker and...more
With the occurrence of near daily threats against the nation’s critical infrastructure (CI), cybersecurity continues to be a constant concern of owners and operators of CI, Congress and the Obama Administration. Responses to...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
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
On August 8, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced agreements with the drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. to settle allegations that a Pfizer subsidiary had...more
The Department of Justice has been warning the Life Sciences industries - pharmaceutical and medical device companies - of its intent to focus "on the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act"...more
This is the third of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs.
1. Will the Internet Taint a Loughner Verdict?
Is it impossible for accused...more
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