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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
| Communications & Media Law, Law Practice Products & Services, Law Firm Marketing

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
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law

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
| Finance & Banking

The Surprise Cost of Whistleblowing

On February 3, 2015, in United States v. Huron Consulting Group, Inc., U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, took the unusual – but not unprecedented – step of ordering a False Claims Act (“FCA”) relator to pay thousands of dollars…more
| Civil Remedies, Health, Government Contracting

The Year in White-Collar Crime: A Look Back Helps Us See Ahead

The Justice Department’s white-collar agenda in 2014 was marked by skyrocketing corporate settlements and continued reliance on deferred and non-prosecution agreements, coupled with compliance monitors. Several significant…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The Barko v. KBR Privilege Battle Continues

A high-profile qui tam suit against Kellogg, Brown & Root and Halliburton continues to generate important case law relating to the scope of attorney-client privilege and work product protection given to internal investigations…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting

Prosecuting Individuals for Financial Crimes - Some Questionable Recent Ideas

The government must be very sensitive about all the criticism it has been getting, from Congress, some judges and others, for not prosecuting more individuals for financial crimes. Perhaps in response, senior government…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Social Media for Attorneys: Good Business or Ethical Minefield?

Social media websites allow anyone — or more accurately everyone — to communicate and share ideas and opinions with a wide-ranging audience. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn provide an extraordinary means…more
| Communications & Media Law, Law Practice Products & Services

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law

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
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Business Torts, Securities Law

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
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
| Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

When The Government Chases the Tail of the Dog

Two recent white-collar cases are examples of a phenomenon that one tends to find when the defense is able to emerge victorious: a case with some core facts that simply do not fit the pattern of wrongdoing expected in the…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Be Careful Where You Whistle While You Work: Courts Impose Limits on Dodd-Frank's Protection for FCPA Whistleblowers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was heralded as providing whistle-blowing employees protection from retaliation by their employers. In Liu v. Siemens AG, handed down last week, the Second Circuit…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

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
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery, Government Contracting
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