Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part II)
BakerHostetler Attorneys James Mastracchio and Jay Nanavati Discuss Global Tax Enforcement
What is the Current State of Anti-Bribery Compliance & Enforcement in Australia?
Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 145-SEC Enforcement of the FCPA, Part II
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 110-interview with Jonathan Armstrong
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 102-interview with Bruce Carton
In The Cross-Hairs? Protecting Your Company Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigations and Investors' Mortgage Buyback Claims
Antitrust Enforcement and Compliance Programs
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Practical Steps to Protect Your Company from Third Party Risks
FCPA Compliance Programs A Review of Best Practices
Creating an Integrated Due Diligence System - Screening to Audits
Third Party Due Diligence When is Enough, Enough?
An FCPA Review: A Look Back at 2013 and Trends for 2014
Building an Anti Corruption Compliance Program Practical Steps 2 18 14, 9 02 AM
How Can You Better Protect Yourself with the Escalating Trend of FCPA Enforcement?
Managing Your Anti Corruption Policies and Procedures
AML BSA and Sanctions Compliance Part II of II June 24, 2014
AML BSA and Sanctions Compliance I of II June 10 2014
FCPA Training: The Basics
The BHP Billiton case represents more than just another FCPA enforcement action; it is a possible landscape change and paradigm shift, one that compliance officers must understand. The SEC charged BHP Billiton $25M for its...more
Form PF — What Purpose?
SEC registered investment advisers with at least $150 million of assets under management in private funds are required to periodically file Form PF with the SEC. The...more
Part One: Setting The Foundation -
Why Does G&E Matter?
Tony Robbins once said, “Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” In the compliance arena, the reverse also applies, as many gifts can...more
Why it matters -
In a coordinated effort, the U.S. government identified another “poster child” to demonstrate its continued vigilance and earnestness in pursuing lax BSA/AML procedures and oversight and violations of...more
On 2 July 2015, the UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published its annual report and accounts 2014/15.
Overview The annual report highlighted a number of areas in which the FCA has been...more
The Unfolding FIFA Scandal: Will the DOJ Show the Banks a Red Card? -
Why it matters: The worldwide soccer community has for years decried the brazen corruption that permeated FIFA, international soccer’s governing...more
Late last week, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Michigan Attorney General (AG) filed suit against four southern Michigan hospitals, alleging that they secretly agreed not to compete with each other in...more
A series of recent federal enforcement actions targeting weaknesses in financial institutions’ Bank Secrecy Act/anti–money laundering (BSA/AML) compliance programs continued on June 15, when the Department of Justice (DOJ),...more
On June 29, 2015, the CRTC announced that Porter Airlines Inc had agreed to pay $150,000 as part of an undertaking in respect of alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
CASL requires consent to send...more
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been criticized for failing to prosecute executives for fraud, particularly in the financial sector. In response, the DOJ has begun to more heavily emphasize...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to focus on misleading and deceptive advertising and communication strategies adopted by businesses selling products and services as an enforcement priority....more
The June 22 FTC blog posting warning consumers about the use of bitcoins and other virtual currencies should be a call to action for those accepting or facilitating the acceptance of bitcoin and other virtual currencies in...more
The SEC brought another custody rule action this week – against the outside auditors alleging that one examination was insufficient and the others incomplete thereby causing the client to violate the surprise audit...more
Regulatory Developments -
Client Alert: SEC Proposes Pay for Performance Rules:
Goodwin Procter’s Capital Markets practice has issued a Client Alert on the SEC’s proposed rule that would require most public...more
On June 4, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray issued a decision in the first appeal of a CFPB administrative proceeding. The appeal to Director Cordray followed the CFPB's first administrative...more
Stephanie Booker, Associate Director for Enforcement, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), recently gave a speech at the Nevada Bar Association’s Bank Secrecy Act Conference in Las Vegas. Involved in the...more
Why it matters -
Three Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) orders, three sets of fines and asset forfeitures, a deferred prosecution agreement and one bank enforcement action demonstrate the resolve of the...more
Are servicemembers more financially vulnerable than the civilians they protect? Recent enforcement actions suggest that, in the CFPB’s view, they are. While the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides more financial...more
Traditionally, HIPAA enforcement is assigned to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). In November 2013, Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General sharply criticized OCR’s...more
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) continues to escalate its enforcement efforts. Last week, the United States Department of Justice, on behalf of CPSC, filed suit against Spectrum Brands, Inc....more
On June 15, multiple federal agencies issued a $4.5 million penalty against a local bank that admitted to failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program. The coordinated enforcement action by multiple agencies...more
As we discussed yesterday, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force’s eighth annual nationwide takedown resulted in charges in 17 districts against 243 individuals for approximately $712 in false billings.
It is the most...more
Regulatory Developments -
CFTC Provides No-Action Relief from Introducing Broker and Commodity Trading Advisor Registration to Non-U.S. Persons Who Advise on or Facilitate Swaps Transactions for Certain International...more
Asset managers should consider the practical implications of these recent developments.
Signaling a new area of criminal and civil securities enforcement, federal regulators are flexing their newly acquired powers under...more
Why it matters -
Transparency in the financial system was underscored as a key focus for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) by Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery in a speech before the West Coast AML Forum...more
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