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SEC and U.S. Attorney’s Office Continue Their Pursuit of Criminal Actions Against Purveyors of “Political Intelligence”

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On May 24, 2017, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched their latest criminal and civil salvos against prohibited insider trading by...more

Congress Releases Unclassified Summary on Snowden/NSA Leak

by Snell & Wilmer on

On September 15, 2016, the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee released its summary findings of a two-year investigation concerning the unauthorized disclosures made by former National Security Agency (NSA)...more

SEC Steps Up Investigations of Political Intelligence Firms for Insider Trading

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In the last few years, Congress, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the courts have significantly increased their efforts to grapple with insider trading in the realm of political intelligence. In 2012,...more

United Airlines suffers network breach–same hackers as OPM suspected—dark motives

United Airlines has confirmed that it has suffered a data and network breach which occurred during the same time frame as the OPM breach. Investigators suspect the same Chinese state-sponsored hackers are responsible for both...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2013: Political Intelligence Firms – Insider Trading and Enforcement Shifts...

by Dechert LLP on

Insider trading remains a top priority for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DoJ). In fiscal year 2012, the SEC filed 58 enforcement actions against 131 individuals and entities and the...more

The STOCK Act and the Political Intelligence Industry: No Easy Answers

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Investors who hire political intelligence firms to collect information from government sources should take notice of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, according to panelists at a recent American Bar...more

Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?

by Bloomberg Law on

May 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Robert Walker, attorney at Wiley Rein LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the legal and ethical implications of law firms selling political intelligence. Last month, the SEC issued...more

In re Application of the Federal Bereau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things from Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. on Behalf of MCI Communication Services, Inc. D/B/A Verizon Business Services

Copy: Secret Court Ruling Requiring Verizon to Provide Telephone Data to U.S. Government

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Secret order issued by the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requiring Verizon to produce all telephone records requested by the NSA for calls between the US and abroad or solely within the US and...more

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