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Proceed with Caution: D.C. District Court Says Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Do Not Survive Internal Fraud...

On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al. that should serve as a wake-up call for all companies conducting internal...more

Judicial Review of Government Contractor Suspensions

In recent years, the U.S. government has exercised enhanced scrutiny over federal contractors through, among other things, the increased use of its suspension and debarment remedies – fueled in part by reports of contractor...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - June 2013

In This Issue: - Report On China's Industrial Policies Shows Numerous Industries Receive Illegal Subsidies - Material Injury Standard For Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Investigations Still Subject To...more

Common Sense Prevails Once Again: District Court FCA Ruling Serves As Reminder That Whistleblowers Need to Prove Recklessness Too

While multi-million dollar False Claims Act (FCA) settlements paid by Government contractors get the lion’s share of the press, those with an attentive eye will have noticed a recent steady stream of more “contractor...more

Second Highest Penalty in FCPA History Comes with a Caution from the Bench about the Limits of the Act’s Jurisdiction

In Brief - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act covers a nearly boundless range of business conduct by issuers and their agents in an ever more global world. Yet the contrast in sentences handed down in two recent FCPA...more

Canadian Government Announces Proposed Amendments to Anticorruption Law

Amendments aim to improve enforcement of Canadian foreign corruption law by expanding jurisdiction, creating a books and records offense, eliminating the facilitation payments exception, redefining "business" and enforcement...more

Quinn Emanuel D.C. Litigation in Brief -- Spring 2012

In This Issue: The Supreme Court Confronts Controversies Overseas, But Will Congress Have the Final Word? Cover; When in Rome...(U.S Law Still Applies): Lessons of Wal-Mart, News Corp. & the Foreign Corrupt Practices...more

Fourth Circuit Upholds “Derivative” Soveign Immunity, following the D.C. Circuit

Suhail Najim Abdullah Al Shimari, et al. v. CACI Int’l, No. 09-1335 (4th Cir. 2011), addresses the issue of “derivative sovereign immunity”, which deserves another look. According to the allegations, four Iraqi citizens were...more

In the Tradition of Gilda Radner, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Proclaims "Never Mind" in Zoltek II

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently issued a so-called en banc (all judges of the court) decision with great importance to Federal Government contractors. In Zoltek Corp. v. United...more

United Kingdom Supreme Court Rules That Courts Always Retain Final Decision To Determine Arbitrator’s Jurisdictional Authority

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v. The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan, 2010 UKSC 46 (3 November 2010), involved an attempt by a company (Dallah) operating in Saudi Arabia to enforce...more

Foreign States May Be Liable For Tortious Acts Committed By Their Employees

The "tortious act exception" of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (“FSIA,” 28 U.S.C. § 1605(a)(5)) provides that a foreign state, or its official or employee, is not immune from money damages sought against...more

Corporations Not Liable Under Torture Victim Protection Act

The Torture Victim Protection Act (“TVPA”) was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1992 “to carry out obligations of the United States under the United Nations Charter and other international agreements pertaining to the...more

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