AML BSA and Sanctions Compliance I of II June 10 2014
On October 16, in a groundbreaking trading manipulation case, the Securities and Exchange Commission entered an Order instituting a settled administrative proceeding against high-frequency trading firm Athena Capital...more
Vicente v. City of Prescott, 2014 WL 3894131 (D. Ariz. Aug. 8, 2014.
In this employment dispute case, the plaintiffs sought a summary judgment motion and motion for sanctions due to the defendants’ “failure to preserve...more
Following the district court's previous order granting a motion to compel against Fujitsu, and Fujitsu's unsuccessful appeal to the Federal Circuit, the district court ordered sanctions in the form of a civil penalty. As the...more
On October 16, 2014, United States Magistrate Judge Jeremiah McCarthy of the Western District of New York issued a Report and Recommendation to District Judge William Skretny in which he recommended dismissal with prejudice...more
Increasingly interconnected global businesses need to focus on how export controls and trade sanctions can affect their cross-border activities in unexpected ways.
For decades, the US Government has used trade...more
In a colorful opinion this week, an Iowa judge imposed sanctions stemming from a deposition. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett was “shocked” by depositions. He felt the deposition conduct had no place in Iowa, observing: ...more
BYOD: cool but dangerous – 3 HIPAA Security Rule challenges, 7 key precautions -
Companies and employees like the idea of bring your own device (BYOD) policies that allow employees to use their personal mobiles for...more
Worldwide Home Products, Inc., v. Bed, Bath and Beyond, Inc., et al.
Case Number: 1:11-cv-03633-MHD -
Worldwide sued Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBB) for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7938300 (“Nestable...more
Since March 2014, the United States and European Union have imposed multiple rounds of sanctions restricting certain activities with Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies as a result of the ongoing crisis in...more
As the global economy recovers, how will regulators respond? Experts provide perspectives on trends in regulatory and corporate investigations.
Global trends in regulation -
In the wake of the financial crisis,...more
In This Issue:
Cross–Border Enforcement Trends:
- Market Abuse
- Economic Sanctions
- Cross-Border Tax Enforcement
- A New Enforcement Environment in...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Trends in FCPA Enforcement – First Half of 2014
- Ukraine/Russia–Related Sanctions
- New Executive Order Places Additional Reporting Obligations on Government Contractors and...more
On September 12, 2014, the United States (“U.S.”) and European Union (“EU”) both announced expanded sanctions related to Russia and Ukraine. These measures seek to increase pressure on the Russian Government to stop...more
Since early March 2014, a number of countries have imposed various types of sanctions against Russia and certain persons in Ukraine in connection with events in Ukraine. We have issued a series of updates covering, in...more
Although the litigation between LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues in the Eleventh Circuit, an administrative law judge has resolved one battle between the two entities. Chief Administrative Law Judge D....more
Global sanctions have shot up the scale of high risks to be prioritized by international companies and financial institutions, including real estate, corporate and trust service provider businesses. The battle against...more
On October 6, 2014, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License No. 3, excepting DenizBank AS, a Turkish lender, from the restrictions on access to new debt or new equity under...more
In This Issue:
- Shareholder Activism in Germany
- Reinforced Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia
- Current Developments Foreign Direct Investment into EU Increasing
- Rising Confidence – European...more
With the imposition of billion-dollar fines against large financial institutions, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") is focusing on banks for not only failing to comply with federal laws, but also for willfully violating...more
Over the past six months, the United States and the European Union have coordinated efforts through sanctions and trade controls to respond to Russian activity in Crimea and Ukraine. Following a long series of incremental...more
Companies are worried more and more about sanctions compliance. As the number and complexity of sanctions grow, depending on the twists and turns of our foreign policy, companies are whipsawed in the area of sanctions...more
Financial services firms facing enforcement proceedings at the hands of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or any other financial industry regulator must consider disclosure obligations in the context of the...more
Generally, there are no exchange controls in Australia. However, taking currency notes (in any currency) to the value of AUD10,000 or more must be reported.
In some cases there may be financial...more
Small v. Univ. Med. Ctr. of S. Nev., No. 2:13-cv-00298-APG-PAL, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114406 (D. Nev. Aug. 18, 2014).
In this employment law dispute, the court appointed a special master to resolve discovery issues....more
The United States recently expanded sanctions and export controls against the Russian defense sector. These designations and export control steps have implications for defense contractors, parts suppliers and brokers....more
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