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Public Disclosure Government Investigations

Akin Gump Lawyers Publish Law Journal Article Advocating that FERC Rescind a Controversial Enforcement Policy

In December 2009, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) introduced a new policy providing for early public disclosure of its enforcement investigations—including the identities of investigation subjects—by...more

Do You Have to Disclose a Government Investigation? Practical Considerations, Legal Standards, and Recent Case Law

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After receiving an inquiry from a government agency, such as a subpoena, a Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”), or an informal request for information, public companies ask whether they must disclose publicly that they may be...more

Achilles Macris v FCA: Court of Appeal Ruling Safeguards Individuals’ Rights in Regulatory Investigations

by Dechert LLP on

As part of its policy of credible deterrence, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has frequently sought to include specific examples of individuals’ behaviour in its enforcement notices in order to highlight the failings...more

UK’s Serious Fraud Office Fined £180,000 for Disclosure of Confidential Documents from High-Profile Investigation

by Locke Lord LLP on

On 30 March 2015, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) announced that it has fined the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) £180,000 after sensitive evidence relating to 64 people involved in the BAE Systems (“BAE”)...more

Narrowing Of FCA Public Disclosure Bar Continues

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On Feb. 25, 2015, the Sixth Circuit became the latest federal court of appeals to weigh in on the scope of the False Claims Act’s public disclosure bar in its decision in United States ex rel. Whipple v. Chattanooga-Hamilton...more

Obama Administration Releases Names of Colleges and Universities Facing Sexual Assault Investigations

On May 1, the U.S. Department of Education released the names of 55 colleges and universities being investigated for their handling of sexual assault complaints. This public release of a comprehensive list of colleges under...more

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