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Eyes Wide Shut: Recent Second Circuit Concurrence Continues Debate on Conscious Avoidance Doctrine

The legal doctrine of “conscious avoidance,” which provides that a defendant who deliberately shields himself from clear evidence of critical facts is considered equally liable as one who has actual knowledge, continues to…more

Actual or Constructive Knowledge, Criminal Prosecution, Personal Liability

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Corporate State of Mind in Securities Cases: The Sixth Circuit Blazes a New Trail

Analysis of the corporate mens rea is, by definition, contrived and one with which federal courts have struggled. Unlike instances where an individual is charged with securities fraud, determining the “thinking” or “knowledge”…more

Agents, Corporate Crimes, Omnicare, PSLRA, Scienter

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Big Brother Vs. Underfunded Enforcement

On July 5, 2014, in an opinion piece entitled “The Real Internal Revenue Scandal,” the editorial board of The New York Times noted that “every dollar spent on internal revenue service enforcement yields $6 in additional…more

Compliance, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, SEC

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Insider Trading And Conscious Avoidance: Handling The Government's Most Powerful Prosecutorial Tool

The recent conviction of Michael Steinberg, a former senior trader at SAC, highlights the power of the government to obtain a conviction when armed with the ability to have a jury charged on a conscious avoidance theory of…more

Fraud, Insider Trading, SAC Capital, White Collar Crimes

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Did the Summer Shine any Light on Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Land?

The summer saw a significant new development in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) whistleblower bounty program but failed to see any development on obtaining clarification as to the reach of the Dodd-Frank Act’s…more

Popular

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Contorting The Law Of Disgorgement In Contorinis: Disgorging Ill-Gotten Gains That Were Never Gotten

For all the complexities inherent to securities enforcement litigation, the law of available remedies has been comparatively simple. There are monetary penalties, there are officer-and-director (or other) bars, and there is…more

Disgorgement, Unjust Enrichment

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Amid the Sunshine, Controversy Lingers: The Release of CMS's "Open Payments" System

In a March 2013 post on the Insider blog, we noted the issuance by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a long-awaited final rule mandating the collection of information regarding payments that drug and device…more

CMS, Healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, Open Payments

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D.C. Circuit Upholds Claim Of Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege

A recent blog post addressed a noteworthy decision in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co., No. 1:05-CV-1276, 2014 WL 1016784 (D.D.C. Mar. 6, 2014), which held that materials relating to an internal investigation were…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Barko v Halliburton, Corporate Counsel, Defense Contracts, DOD

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Should College Athletics Go Corporate?

Millions of Americans spent much of their holiday weekend watching college football. While fans around the country enjoyed watching Auburn’s thrilling win in the Iron Bowl or seeing Ohio State hold on against its arch-rival…more

Athletes, Colleges, Johnny Football, NCAA, NCLC

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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • New York
Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

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