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News Flash: Kleptocrats Still Taking Bribe Money With One Hand and Laundering it With the Other

The summer of 2017 saw the U.S. Department of Justice’s docket still teeming with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases. In this post, we draw a few lessons from three of them, which bring together three threads that...more

Corruption, Crime & Compliance Podcast Episode 3 -- The Latest FCPA Sting Case -- Joseph Baptiste

by Michael Volkov on

Recently, the Justice Department announced the arrest of Joseph Baptiste as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in Haiti. The arrest warrant affidavit outlines an undercover investigation, including Title III...more

Red Notice Newsletter - June 2017

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Linde Group Receives DOJ Declination Pursuant to FCPA Pilot Program - On June 16, 2017, German based chemical and gas company Linde Group’s American affiliates, Linde North America Inc....more

New Administrative Penalties Against Individuals and Private Companies as Part of Mexico's Fight Against Corruption

by White & Case LLP on

On July 19, 2017, Mexico's new General Law on Administrative Accountability will take effect, imposing serious penalties on individuals and private companies that violate it, and requiring companies to adopt and implement...more

New York Court of Appeals Finds 'Repeated, Deliberate Use' of Correspondent Account Sufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction...

In a decision that has implications for non-U.S. financial institutions with correspondent accounts in New York, a closely divided New York Court of Appeals held on November 22, 2016, that the “[r]epeated, deliberate use [of...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Federal Reserve Announces Extension of Conformance Period under Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act - On July 7, 2016, the Federal Reserve announced that it will extend until July 21, 2017 the conformance period...more

Blog: Beyond the Bribery Act

by Cooley LLP on

A recent petition heard in the Scottish Court of Session Outer House has highlighted the wide-ranging implications of the Bribery Act 2010 in the UK beyond the criminal offences of the Act itself. The petition was...more

Antitrust Matters - September 2015

by DLA Piper on

Antitrust investigations are no longer limited to a nation’s borders, or even to a region. Enforcers are more and more sharing information and coordinating their investigative efforts as they strive to uniformly enforce the...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission filed and insider trading case in tandem with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office against a father and son based on repeated trades in advance of deal announcements even after FINRA initiated an investigation...more

Advancing Anti-Corruption to the Front Lines

To advance anti-corruption thought leadership from other viewpoints, we interviewed Richard Bistrong. In this Q&A, CREATe.org’s anti-corruption expert Leslie Benton asks Mr. Bistrong about his personal and professional...more

DOJ Charges A Futures Trader With Contributing To The Flash Crash

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Almost five years ago the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 600 points in five minutes, creating chaos in the markets and huge losses for many. The market debacle became known as the flash crash. The causes were...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Microcap fraud, misappropriation by investment advisers and offering fraud cases were the focus of SEC enforcement this week. The Commission filed a microcap fraud action centered on blank check companies involving ten...more

Alert: Civil Claims for Bribery: an Overview of the English and Common Law Position

by Cooley LLP on

Take a simple bribery scenario. A foreign Government Minister is the key decision-maker for the award of a contract to build and operate infrastructure, say a toll road. A UK contractor wins the contract in a purportedly...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Second Circuit rejected a petition for rehearing by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Newman case. There the Court reversed and dismissed the insider trading actions against two traders based on the failure of the court...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court handed down the Omnicare decision on Securities Act Section 11 liability for opinion statements this week. In a judgment joined by all nine Justices the Court reversed the Sixth Circuit, concluding that...more

The New European Market Abuse Rules – Looking Towards 2016

by White & Case LLP on

Significant changes to the European laws on market abuse are due to come into effect in July 2016. On implementation, the new measures will replace the four current European directives on market abuse. This Insight looks...more

Uncovering the “Why” in FCPA Compliance Issues

by Mimesis Law on

Jan. 8, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- With the consequences of FCPA noncompliance ranging from “huge” to “catastrophic,” compliance should be top-of-mind for U.S. companies doing business with third-party intermediaries and...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC filed a series of actions in the last two weeks which included a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. One action focused on a Swiss investment firm giving advise in the U.S. without registering with the Commission....more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission prevailed in three litigated decisions. The agency secured a favorable jury verdict in an action centered on an offering fraud. In two other cases — one based on misrepresentations regarding the only company...more

Anti-counterfeiting: securing borders

by Reed Smith on

How customs can help you in your battle against fake goods - Smuggling is a common theme in popular literature and films, inspiring clandestine plots and romantic nostalgia. In reality, smuggling fake goods takes a...more

This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending August 15, 2014)

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission prevailed in two litigated actions. In one the agency secured a favorable jury verdict in an action centered on misrepresentations made by an investment adviser who sought to move his book of business to a new...more

This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending July 11, 2014)

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The unblemished record of the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office in insider trading cases came to an end this week with the acquittal of Rengan Rajaratnam, brother of the convicted Galleon Fund founder. This is the first loss...more

The Benefits of Cooperation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Enforcement officials frequently emphasize the benefits of cooperation. The cases involving former Credit Suisse Managing Director David Higgs illustrate the point. U. S. v. Higgs, 1:12-cr-00088 (S.D.N.Y. Plea February 1,...more

This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending June 20, 2014)

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

High speed trading and conflict of interest in the market place were the topics of the week. Two Senate committees held hearings on the issues which were the focus of the Michael Lewis book Flash Boys and its claim that the...more

United States v. China: The Battle over Cyber-Espionage Results in Criminal Charges

by Blank Rome LLP on

For those of us who have been active in cybersecurity, it is a well known fact that the Chinese government, acting through its military, has been the most prolific global perpetrators of cyber-espionage. Over the past several...more

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