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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
| 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

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
| Civil Remedies, Business Torts, Securities Law

Destitute Before Proven Guilty: Supreme Court OKs Asset Seizure In White-Collar Cases That Bars Defendants' Ability to Retain Counsel

The Supreme Court’s February 25 decision in Kaley v. United States creates a significant hurdle for white-collar defendants seeking to retain qualified counsel to defend against the government’s allegations. Ruling that…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Medical Research Fraud And HHS's Office Of Research Integrity: Watching The Watchdog

Even for those who carefully follow legal developments in the health care fraud arena, the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Research Integrity (“ORI”) is an agency that rarely appears on the radar. According to…more
| Criminal Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Representing Clients In The Age Of Social Media Is Not As Easy As You Think

The proliferation of social media over the past decade has drastically changed how people communicate. Without much thought, people publicly post detailed personal information and photographs documenting their whereabouts and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law

Health Care Self-Disclosure Protocols – Is It Worth It To Self-Report?

In recent years the federal government has aggressively investigated and prosecuted pharmaceutical companies and health care providers for possible violations of anti-fraud, anti-kickback and other laws. These efforts have…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Extradition Italian Style: Knock, Knock, Knocking On Amanda Knox's Door

The ins-and-outs of extradition law increasingly are relevant as global commerce and international travel emerge as the norm, exposing citizens of one nation to the laws of other nations…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade
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