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In 2010, the number of federal prosecutions for violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) more than quadrupled. The Department of Justice (DOJ) set a new record for fines and penalties – collecting nearly $1B. The...more
Internal investigations can arise in a number of different ways and can concern a number of different subjects. Allegations of financial misconduct, employment-related missteps, and breaches of fiduciary duty, among others,...more
The FCPA Paparazzi has been at it again – it is fascinating to watch the reaction of practitioners and commentators in the FCPA arena. ...more
Introduction: High Pressure Regulatory Environment -
Now more than ever, there is increased regulatory pressure on organizations – and their Boards of Directors – to create and maintain effective ethics and compliance...more
Over the past four years, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) have focused on insider trading involving private funds as one of their key targets in the fight against...more
Last week, a subsidiary of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren Corporation made global news for violations of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 ("FCPA"). In short, FCPA prohibits covered entities – i.e., those that...more
Most in-house lawyers, if they're fortunate, haven't bumped up against the Fifth Amendment and its related issues since the bar exam. After all, the so-called "nickel" typically arises solely in the criminal context, and...more
As the old saying goes, even a broken clock is correct two times a day. My prediction several weeks ago is turning out to be on target. FCPA enforcement is continuing and will increase throughout the year – DOJ/SEC...more
Long-heralded reform of the UK financial services regulation architecture impacts the listed company regime.
On 1 April, a new financial regulation architecture became operative in the UK through the Financial...more
It is time for everyone to take a deep breath. The DOJ/SEC Guidance could not have been clearer. The message to companies – stop devoting so much time to building, tinkering with, and monitoring their policies governing...more
Outlier Investments, Inc., with Private Placement Advisors, LLC, drafts private placement offering documents and assist start-ups with investor presentations; it also advises investors and...more
In Belmont v. MB Investment Partners, Inc., No. 12-1580, 2013 WL 646344 (3d Cir. Feb. 22, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a mere failure by corporate directors to oversee enforcement...more
In the latest development in an SEC lawsuit filed Friday, February 15, U.S. District Judge Rakoff extended a freeze on a Swiss Goldman Sachs account linked to possible insider trading in H.J. Heinz Company call options. The...more
A little more than a year after Deustche Telekom (“DT”) and Magyar Telekom entered into multi-million dollar settlements with the SEC and DOJ to resolve claims that the two companies violated the FCPA, three former Magyar...more
On February 6, U.S. and U.K. authorities announced that a Japanese financial institution and its British bank parent company agreed to pay roughly $612 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations into the firms’ role...more
FCPA practitioners tend to repeat themselves. Some of the points we make need to be repeated, and some do not. Businesses are not able to react as quickly as they should in response to potential risks and possible...more
Ed. Note-today we are pleased to begin a three part guest series from our colleague Mary Shaddock Jones.
My husband, Brian R. Jones, is a CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified...more
Subjects of government investigations routinely face the question: To be or not to be forthcoming with information otherwise protected by the attorney-client privilege?...more
In This Issue:
- Death and Taxes? Recent Supreme Court Arguments in Gabelli v. SEC Concerning a General Statute of Limitations for Civil Fines May Also Affect How Long the IRS Has to Assess Penalties
2012 was a big year in the government's pursuit of white collar crime. 2013 – the five year anniversary of the financial crisis – brings new legislators, new regulators, and the possibility that a looming statute of...more
2013 is the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, affectionately known as “The Tube.” It truly is one of the great urban architectural marvels of all-time. The oldest sections of the London Underground completed 150...more
Today we honor Stan ‘The Man’ Musial who played 22 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals (1941–1963) who passed away on Saturday. Musial was a record 24-time All-Star selection and is widely considered to be one of the greatest...more
It is hard to know whether the government’s aggressive enforcement of insider trading laws deters criminals from violating securities laws. One key factor in this equation is the risk of getting caught. The Obama...more
Who is your favorite character from the Iliad? Is it Agamemnon the king who brings the Greek Armada to Troy for his brother’s honor; perhaps Ajax the mountain of a man who is the most loyal Greek warrior; how about Achilles...more
District Court Determines that the SEC Bears the Burden of Negating the 'Facilitating' Payments Exception -
On December 11, 2012, in a rare opinion interpreting the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), U.S....more
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