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Why The Recent Indictments of Nutritional Supplement Executives Matter To All Manufacturers/Distributors

Our firm has substantial experience in representing nutritional supplement manufacturers.  For that reason, the news that the Justice Department and federal agencies (such as the FTC) is engaged in a nationwide sweep of such...more

Integrating and Training Your Agents and Distributors (Part II of IV)

by Michael Volkov on

The Department of Justice and the SEC know they can push companies to expand and improve their anti-corruption compliance programs. They are well aware that the requirements set forth in their settlement documents, as well as...more

Former ArthroCare CEO and CFO Charged with Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud

On July 16, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Michael Baker and Michael Gluk, the former CEO and CFO, respectively, of ArthroCare Corp. – a Texas-based publicly traded surgical device company. Baker and...more

Distributors under the FCPA – Post Game Wrap Up

by Thomas Fox on

This week we have focused on distributors and how a company might think through ranking the risk, performing due diligence on and, finally, how to manage distributors going forward. This was spurred on by a discussion that...more

What Enforcement Actions Based On Distributor Conduct Teach About Improving FCPA Compliance Programs

by Thomas Fox on

Ed. Note-today we have a guest post by our colleague, William C. Athanas, a partner in the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. In the prior two posts, David Simon and myself posited different approaches to...more

Distributors under the FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

If there was ever a question that distributors were covered under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it emphatically clear that...more

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