Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
FIRREA: The New Weapon of Choice for Federal Prosecutors
What Are the Drastic Ramifications of the New York State Anti-Money Laundering Actions and Penalty Enforcement?
For Jeff Skilling, 'Enron Was His Life,' Lawyer Says
Polsinelli Podcast - White Collar Government Investigations in 2013
How do the federal sentencing guidelines work in federal fraud cases?
White Collar Enforcement in 2013
In This Issue:
- SEC at odds with Siemens over whether whistleblower protections extend to employees who report wrongdoing directly to their companies
- Fourth Circuit decision tolling False Claims Act statute...more
Mar. 12, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent spate of charges filed against former leaders of defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf and what they mean...more
News came out last week that chiropractor Stephen Jacobs of Lowell, MA is in hot water with the feds. Dr. Jacobs allegedly paid an IRS auditor $5,000 in cash to ignore two deductions he improperly took on this 2011 income...more
In This Issue -
..Quinn Emanuel Arbitration Practitioners Recognized in Global Arbitration Review’s “International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration”
..Quinn Emanuel Expands International White...more
There is no shortage of arguments from the defense bar in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund (No. 13-317), a Supreme Court case that may be the most significant securities decision to come out of the Court in decades. At issue...more
The insider trading trial of former SAC Capital employee Matthew Martoma continued this week. The SEC filed one new administrative proceeding this week as Washington, D.C. and much of the East coast was blanketed with snow...more
Public servants with the utmost integrity also need to be aware of what is happening ethically around the state. In today’s climate, every public agency’s image is impacted by the missteps or misconduct of others. Below...more
The SEC National Examination Program announced its 2012 examination priorities. Those priorities are selected by senior staff from the National Exam Program’s offices along with senior SEC staff from the various Divisions and...more
Invariably, the end of a calendar year brings “year-in-review” retrospectives on topics both major and mundane. Similarly, the start of a new calendar year is always accompanied by predictions and forecasts for the ensuing 12...more
In a case illustrating the complexity of sentencing white collar crimes, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court ordered the resentencing of a commodity pool operator where the district court made a “cascade of...more
Parts I and II of this series looked back at select cases brought by the Commission during 2013. Part III considered the projected path of SEC Enforcement based on remarks by members of the Commission and new initiatives....more
The Great Recession flushed out many Ponzi schemes and other fraudulent investment vehicles, bringing to light their prevalence and devastating effects. As the economy begins to rebound, new investment mechanisms and other...more
The recent conviction of Michael Steinberg, a former senior trader at SAC, highlights the power of the government to obtain a conviction when armed with the ability to have a jury charged on a conscious avoidance theory of...more
1.1 What authorities can prosecute business crimes, and are there different enforcement authorities at the national and regional levels?
The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia, “AGO” (Fiscalía General de la...more
The press, members of Congress, and judges have become increasingly vocal in condemning what they perceive to be inadequate criminal prosecution of executives responsible for corporate crimes. In response, U.S. Department of...more
A federal court of appeals recently held out the possibility that insider trading prohibitions — at least under the classic theory — do not apply to mutual fund redemptions.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh...more
In Trezziova v. Kohn (In re Herald, Primeo & Thema Sec. Litig.), No. 12-156-cv, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 19132 (2d Cir. Sept. 16, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of state...more
Multiple outlets are reporting that on October 15, 2013, William Reed, a Nevada businessman, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax evasion, and...more
The federal Bank Fraud statute – 18 U.S.C. § 1344 – was designed to criminalize complex “schemes to defraud” banks and other financial institutions. Today, § 1344 has become a hugely popular tool for the government in white...more
It is almost a government rite of passage – when a new leader takes the reins, the chessboard has to be reorganized to reflect the new leader’s “new priorities.” When it comes to the SEC, and the new Chairwoman Mary Jo...more
A recent case in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio illustrates the damage and danger of fraudulent activities involving the mail and large sums of money.
In July 2013, former information technology director for Cuyahoga Heights...more
Hotel Lawyer with the latest on the arrest and jailing of Rob Koger, formerly of Molinaro Koger. There are some significant new developments in the saga of Robert T. ("Rob") Koger and the high profile civil and criminal cases...more
Companies facing the recent surge of regulatory change in the United States, particularly under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, now may have Canadian regulators to worry about as well. On June...more
Stanley Sporkin — former SEC Enforcement Director, CIA general counsel, and federal judge – likes to say that an SEC staff attorney ought to be just as happy closing an investigation as one is bringing a public enforcement...more
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