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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
| 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

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
| Securities Law, Taxation

Medicaid Claims And Health Care Fraud: As The Data Flows, New Cracks Emerge

As we noted in two of our prior posts in the Insider blog, the government has long touted its ability to rely upon data mining as a means of detecting fraud in the federal health care system, and has initiated a host of…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

The Second Circuit And The Separation Of Powers: Limiting Judicial Scrutiny Of SEC Settlements

On June 4, 2014, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a widely publicized 2011 decision by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, which rejected a settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Securities Law

If You See Something, Say Something, But Maybe Only To The SEC

A debate has been raging in the courts over whether an employee who reports suspected misconduct only to his employer but not to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is a “whistleblower” entitled to the protection…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Postcards From Paris To The U.S. – An Object Lesson For Those Who Favor Extraterritorial Jurisdiction By U.S. Courts And Regulators

Many years ago, an American friend of mine was living in Paris and went to the local post office near his apartment to mail a letter. There he found some American tourists who were clearly upset with the French postal clerk. My…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The British Are Coming: The Redcoats Get Serious About Prosecuting International White-Collar Crime

United States financial entities and their individual employees should be aware that a new sheriff is in town. Last week, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) brought criminal charges against three American bankers in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Conducting Online Research Of Jurors Just Got Less Perilous – Or Did It?

Last week, the American Bar Association’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (“ABA”) gave lawyers the go-ahead to scour jurors’ or potential jurors’ publicly available social-media accounts, blogs, and websites…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy

When Is An Internal Investigation Not Privileged?

Compliance programs have grown in importance along with the demands of new laws and regulations. These programs are increasingly seen as vital to preventing corporate misconduct or, at least, mitigating sanctions if misconduct…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Punishment Without Cause: Disgorgement And Forfeiture Of Salary And Pensions

It has become popular among prosecutors and regulators in recent years to claim that officials who engaged in wrongdoing on the job should be forced to surrender every dollar earned on that job…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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