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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Bill Provides Important Incentives for Corporate Compliance Programs -
The millions of Brazilians protesting in recent weeks in cities and towns across Brazil have brought important and far-reaching corruption reform...more
The government’s ever-evolving response to the United States financial crisis has come full circle, as civil Justice Department Attorneys seek to rely on legislation enacted to protect financial institutions from fraud to sue...more
July 11, 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.
Topics Include: Federal...more
Directorship of the UK Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") passed this month to David Green QC. Mr. Green joins the SFO from private practice, where he was a barrister specializing in serious crime. He also previously served as the...more
In order to safeguard the legislative process from impropriety and to uphold good governance, a new Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) entered into force in 2012, and a transparency register for...more
On April 2, one day after its Parliamentary by-elections, Burma (Myanmar) floated its currency, the kyat. This is an important first step in normalizing the country’s investment climate and curbing corruption. For years, the...more
The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) has published best practice guidelines on political contributions (the Guidelines). The Guidelines adopt a multi-jurisdictional approach, outlining a global policy for...more
The Siemens case is undoubtedly the biggest case in FCPA enforcement history: the “pattern of bribery” involved was “unprecedented in scale and geographic reach.” The $1.6 billion combined settlement with U.S. and German...more
In This Issue:
¦¦ Recent FCPA developments
¦¦ The UK Bribery Act
¦¦ China’s new anti-corruption law
¦¦ Extraterritorial cross-over
¦¦ Corruption in developing markets in context
The 82nd Texas Legislative Session and the Special Session convened during June of 2011 did not generate any new material Texas taxes. There are, however, several important administrative and timing provisions1 that business...more
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called on the IRS and Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO) on alleged violation of tax and campaign...more
In This Issue
01 WTO Appellate Body Report On U.S. Antidumping And Countervailing Duties Against China Upholds Many Of The Panel’s Legal Findings But Reverses On Two Key Issues
02 President Obama Visits Brazil,...more
Strict enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the idea of offering some type of corporate amnesty program for businesses concerned about the remarkable increase in recent FCPA prosecutions and penalties...more
Law360, New York (October 22, 2010) -- The scenario has become all too familiar over the past few years: a large, often multinational corporation agrees to enter into either a nonprosecution agreement (NPA) or a deferred...more
In This Article:
*WHAT IS THE FCPA?
*WHY IS THE FCPA IMPORTANT TO YOU?
*HOW CAN MORRISON & FOERSTER HELP?
*EXPERTISE BASED ON HANDLING SCORES OF FCPA MATTERS
*UK BRIBERY ACT 2010
Please see full article below for...more
The Senate Judiciary Committee recently held confirmation hearings for Jim Cole, a partner at Bryan Cave and well known D.C. white-collar defense lawyer, who is President Obama’s nominee for deputy attorney general. During...more
The FBI and IRS have begun investigations into campaign contributions amounting to $239,500 for political action committees and area politicians including gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett and members of the Myrtle...more
In This Excerpt:
I. HISTORIC OVERVIEW ...... 250
A. The Illegal Gratuity Statute, Unamended ... 250
B. Interpretation by Courts ... 251
1. United States v. Sun-Diamond Growers ... 251
2. Valdes v. United States ......more
With the increased focus by the Obama Administration on financial crimes, health care fraud, and corporate fraud, corporate compliance and ethics programs have never been more important. Effective corporate compliance and...more