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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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A Small Barracuda in a Big Pond: New York's Department of Financial Services

World-wide financial institutions take notice – New York has a new regulator on the scene. Newsweek describes him as “body-slamming” one of the world’s largest banks, “the man the banks fear most.” The Wall Street Journal has…more

Banking Sector, Benjamin Lawsky, Enforcement Statistics, NYDFS, Strategic Enforcement Plan

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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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Ethical Rules for Social Media Gain Clarity

On March 10, 2015, the New York County Lawyers Association ("NYCLA") weighed in on the ethical implications for lawyers who use social media websites for professional self-promotion. In Formal Opinion 748, NYCLA addressed the…more

Business Development, Ethics, LinkedIn, Social Networks

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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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Meet the Fokker: Continued Judicial Skepticism toward Deferred Prosecution Agreements

In recent years, the Department of Justice has come to rely on Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) to resolve many high-profile investigations of corporate wrongdoing. Under DPAs, criminal charges are filed in district court,…more

Deferred Prosecution Agreements, DOJ, Enforcement Actions, Fokker, Government Investigations

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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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