FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 32-the FCPA Year in Review, Individual Enforcement Actions
Trends in FCPA Compliance and Enforcement for 2014
What Is Driving Stepped Up Government Health Care Enforcement? – Interview with Hope Foster, Member, Mintz Levin
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
In This Presentation:
- A Look Back at 2013
- Where Do We Go From Here?
- What Is This H-1B Cap Stuff?
- Why Immigration Reform Is Not Imminent
- What About Form I-9 And E-Verify?
- Enforcement On The...more
It is an axiom in the trial lawyer world that bad facts make bad law. The reason is if the facts are particularly egregious, most judges and juries will go out of their way to try and see that justice is served if not done....more
On February 21-22, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission held its annual “SEC Speaks” conference in Washington, D.C. On the first day of the conference, Kara Brockmeyer, Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more
If you are a "covered entity" under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") and suffer a breach of protected health information, one of your first reactions should be to count the number of affected...more
From the looks of it, 2013 was a very rough year for the National Labor Relations Board (Board)! Last year, we reported that the Board would face some serious legal battles in 2013. Some of those...more
What is the most famous apology in literature? Plato’s Apology for Socrates certainly is in the conversation. In addition to presenting Plato’s views on his teacher, it is believed to be the most authentic account that has...more
The number of FCPA enforcement actions brought in recent years has declined. The SEC, for example, reports that in fiscal 2013 it brought 8 cases, compared to 10 in 2012 and 15 in 2011. Nevertheless, those who might be...more
On January 27, during a speech to certified AML compliance specialists, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, stressed BSA/AML enforcement as a top priority for his office. Mr. Bharara...more
The world-wide energy trading sector, where traders match physical supply and demand of energy by purchasing, reselling, and moving commodities (crude oil and refined products, natural gas, coal, and even electricity) across...more
Financial institutions, investment banks, private equity firms and hedge funds are having a rough time. Things are just not going well for them. While the economic outlook is turning positive, the enforcement atmosphere is...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed an administrative enforcement action against PHH Corporation, alleging a nearly 15-year “mortgage insurance kickback scheme” by its mortgage origination and reinsurance...more
On January 28, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert entitled: Investment Adviser Due Diligence Processes for Selecting...more
On January 9, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued its annual “hot-topics” list of examination priorities for 2014.
National Exam Program Priorities across OCIE’s entire program...more
The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) announced the 2014 examination priorities (the “Announcement”) for its National Examination Program (the “NEP”). The priorities are organized according to...more
SEC Chair Mary Jo White outlined the 2014 agenda for the SEC in recent remarks. SEC Chair Mary Jo White, 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute, Coronado, California (Jan. 27, 2014)(here). Portions of the agenda focused...more
We are pleased to share with you the 2013 Year-End Highlights Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team, a periodic survey, in addition to our Executive Alerts, which...more
In This Issue:
Introduction; Redesigning the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, Again; Focus Areas: What’s Next; Overview of 2013 Cases; Public Company, Officer, and Director Trends; Audit Firm and Auditor Trends; Rule...more
As the February 4th commenting deadline for CPSC’s voluntary remedial actions rulemaking approaches, many companies and trade associations are pondering not only the wisdom of CPSC’s insertion of compliance programs into...more
Having enacted a number of mortgage-related rules on the eve of statutory deadlines, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which now has a confirmed director, has shifted its focus to fair lending enforcement,...more
In Boston, we celebrated Data Privacy Day (January 28) by presenting “U.S. Privacy and Data Protection: 2013 Year In Review and a Prediction of What’s to Come in 2014” for participants in an IAPP KnowledgeNet. Our panel of...more
While most of the financial world has been focused on the new CFPB mortgage rules that went into effect on January 10, the Bureau has continued its enforcement activities in other areas. On January 16, 2013, the CFPB...more
On January 23, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule whereby the definition of “larger participants” will be expanded to include nonbanks that perform one million or more international money...more
In 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission sought to demonstrate its resolve in enforcement by bringing more selective cases with a greater yield in financial penalties. Indeed, the SEC recently announced that its 2013...more
The Commission, as part of its retooled enforcement program, is, in part, focusing on gatekeepers such as attorneys and accounts in an effort to achieve omnipresence. This has resulted in a number of proceedings against...more
In this issue:
- The 113th Congress
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
- The Administration
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
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