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US China Trade War Newsletter

Dear Friends, There have been major developments in the trade, solar cells, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. REASON FOR THIS NEWSLETTER - Some readers have commented that this newsletter is...more

The World in US Courts: US Laws Discussed - Fall 2013

We provide below alphabetically very brief summaries of key US laws addressed by cases summarized in this edition. Please note that these summaries provide a very simplified overview of the statutes and are not intended to...more

Short Wins - It's White-Collar Week In The Federal Circuits

It's white-collar week here at the federal criminal appeals blog. Two big wins in white collar cases - a price fixing conspiracy case in U.S. v. Grimm and a sentencing win in a securities fraud case in U.S. v. Simmons....more

US China Trade War–Developments Trade, Customs, Patents, US/China Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more

Senior U.S. Officials Discuss FCPA Enforcement Trends and Activity

Regulators speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act tout large penalties, enhanced international cooperation, and a renewed focus on individual...more

Cyber Outlook: Executive Order Implementation, Congressional Action & Regulatory Requirements and Enforcement

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

Four Key Board Responsibilities for Monitoring Risk and Compliance

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

How to Conduct Routine Internal Investigations [Video]

The art of day-to-day internal investigations has been ignored in favor of media reports on high-profile, high-stakes internal investigations. With the increasing threat of whistleblower complaints and increasing...more

February 2013: Libor Litigation Update

UBS and Barclays Acknowledge Making False Libor Submissions. Investigations into misconduct at UBS and Barclays have revealed pervasive corruption of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“Libor”), which provides a benchmark for...more

Ticking Time Bomb: Private LIBOR Litigation

One by one global banks are being ensnared in the LIBOR prosecution net. Late last year UBS, the Swiss banking giant, entered into a massive settlement in which it agreed to pay approximately $1.5 billion in fines and...more

Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The definitive guide to complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, written by those in charge of enforcing it: The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. From the SEC website: "The guide...more

When the CEO Says No to Compliance: FCPA Insights from Watergate's Egil "Bud" Krogh

A recent video posted by the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics highlights one of the most difficult ethical issues facing FCPA compliance officers – doing your job when the CEO does not want you to. To provide some guidance...more

Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13: Corporate Crime, Fraud and Investigations: Japan

Originally published in Corporate Crime, Fraud and Investigations multi-jurisdictional guide 2012/13 and is reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Practical Law Company. - FRAUD - Regulatory provisions and...more

Morgan Stanley Goes One for One with a Best Practices Compliance Program

I believe that the Peterson enforcement action is one of the most significant in 2012 to date. It provides solid guidance to the compliance practitioner on what the DOJ and SEC think is important and gives you actions that...more

Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Persists: Increased Activity, Along With Recent Legal Developments, Mandate that Companies Remain...

Enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act continues to increase dramatically. The U.S. government is dedicating more resources to FCPA enforcement and bringing more enforcement actions than ever before. This...more

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMPLIANCE: DRILLING DOWN ON DOCUMENTATION

A key, but often overlooked, part of any anti-corruption compliance program is the need to document decisions made by the company. Documentation is critical to demonstrate the company's intent -- the absence of criminal...more

Ifrah Law’s Blog Wrap-up, February 19 – March 8

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

New Sentencing Guidelines Amendments Amplify the Importance of an Effective Compliance Program

The U.S. Sentencing Commission issued several amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in 2010. Among the amendments are two that deal specifically with corporations or "organizational defendants." The frst...more

Broadcom: Lessons From the Frenzy Over Stock Options Backdating

Last month, a federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif., dismissed with prejudice federal criminal fraud charges against several Broadcom Corp. executives and essentially terminated one of the last of the stock options backdating...more

Advertising Law - September 14, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Anthony DiResta Joins Manatt *Oprah Sues Over Fake Endorsements *Trade Group Issues Mobile Ad Guidelines *Phishing Scams Decline Sharply *Ad Firm Says Agency Stole Bing Ad Concept *ValueClick Settles...more

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