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Thomas Fox

Major Sporting Event Hospitality: Part I – Telefônica Brasil

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Asking a Brazilian-based company not to use the World Cup as a business development opportunity, most particularly when Brazil is hosting the World Cup, seems to be highly unlikely....more

Epiq

SEC Remains Focused on Cybersecurity

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After a long silence since guidance was last issued a year ago, there’s now widespread expectation that the Securities and Exchange Commission will get much more specific this year about new cybersecurity disclosures for...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, February 2019

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In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, U.S., European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Securities Class Actions by the Numbers

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The number of securities cases filed in federal court continues to rise each year. The SEC continues to file large numbers of cases, although there are periods when the numbers drop....more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

Should Business Owners rely on Whistleblowers or Forensic Accountants?

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According to a recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Blog entry (11/28/18), over 40% of internal frauds are discovered by whistleblowers and statistics show that 74% of whistleblowers are terminated. ...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

SEC Enforcement – More Internal Controls

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Internal accounting controls is emerging as a continuing theme with SEC enforcement. In recent weeks, for example, the agency has issued a report of investigation on internal accounting controls relating to cyber security and...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

IRS Guidance on Business Meals is Transitional

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) amended Section 274 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) created a confusion for Taxpayers by disallowing a deduction for expenses with respect to “entertainment”, amusement, or recreation and...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The SEC, Internal Accounting Controls and the Human Element

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Exchange Act section 13(b)(2)(B), added to the 1934 Act as part of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, is concerned with internal accounting controls. The statute requires that there be sufficient controls to ensure...more

Thomas Fox

Farewell to Dr. Z: A Guilty Plea and Two Indictments in 1MDB

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In a three-count Indictment, another Goldman Sachs employee, Roger Ng, was charged with conspiracy to violate the FCPA and money-laundering. Ng was arrested in Singapore and will presumably be transported to the US to stand...more

Michael Volkov

Goldman Sachs and the 1MDB Criminal Prosecutions

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The 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal (“1MDB scandal”) has been making headlines for the past few years. The turning point for US prosecutors was the cooperation of Malaysian law enforcement and the corruption allegations...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

SEC Cautions That Cyber-Related Fraud Could Evidence Failed Internal Accounting Controls

On Oct. 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released a cautionary report discussing whether certain public companies that had become victims of cyber-related fraud may have violated federal securities...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

SEC Section 21(a) Report Focuses on Cyber Threats and Internal Accounting Controls - Measures to Consider Taking to Mitigate Risk

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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s October 16, 2018 Section 21(a) report focusing on public companies victimized by cyber-related attacks underscores the importance of devising and implementing proper internal...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

SEC Issues Report Warning about Fake Email Scams

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On October 16, 2018, the SEC issued a 21(a) report announcing that it had investigated whether certain public companies that were victims of oftentimes unsophisticated, cyber-related frauds had violated federal securities...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Don’t Let Spoofing Fool You – SEC Says Internal Accounting Controls Should Address Cyber Threats

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On October 16, 2018, the SEC released an Investigative Report detailing recent email spoofing schemes that caused nine public companies to lose a total of nearly $100 million. Building on its February 2018 guidance about the...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

SEC Warns Companies of Potential Internal Accounting Control Violations with Business Email Compromise

• The SEC issued guidance in the form of a rare “21(a) report” this week after investigating a series of email frauds impacting 9 unnamed companies. • These email-based frauds, referred to as “CEO scams” or “vendor scams,”...more

Thomas Fox

Ed King, Two Great Songs and Legg Mason

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King’s back story of starting with the great psychedelic band Strawberry Alarm Clock and then moving to the Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, informs today’s blog post on the Legg Mason, Inc. (LM) Securities and Exchange...more

Opportune LLP

Topic 606 and More

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Public midstream oil and gas entities continue to face ever-increasing complexity related to filing financial statements that are compliant with GAAP and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC has been...more

Thomas Fox

Kinross-Lessons Learned on Internal Controls and Internal Audit

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Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) resolved a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action involving Kinross Gold Corporation (Kinross). ...more

Michael Volkov

First FCPA Action of 2018: Elbit Imaging

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No one needs to be reminded about the importance of anti-corruption compliance. For global companies, anti-corruption risks are amongst the top 3 risks identified by corporate leaders....more

Corporate & Securities Law Blog

SEC Brings Enforcement Action for Inadequately Documented Perks but Does Not Impose Penalty

The SEC charged a biopharmaceutical company with committing a series of accounting controls and disclosure violations, including the failure to properly report as compensation millions of dollars in perks provided to its...more

Gray Reed & McGraw

A Twist in Oil Patch Arbitration

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Would you trust your $12 million arbitration to accountants rather than lawyers? Sometimes it makes sense. In Order_Apache v. YPF SA, delegating an accounting dispute to accountants was right. The problem was in the...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

SEC Brings First Corporate FCPA Enforcement Action Under Its New Leadership

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On July 27, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought an enforcement action against Halliburton Company, a Houston-based oilfield services corporation. Specifically, the SEC alleged that Halliburton...more

Reminger Co., LPA

Case Law Precedent for an Award of Attorney Fees in Excess of Compensatory Damages for a Trustee’s Failure to Account

by Reminger Co., LPA on

Following up on the recent blog post on basic principles of trust reporting, the Fifth District Court of Appeals released a timely analysis involving a trustee’s failure to account and an award of attorney fees against the...more

Michael Volkov

Effective Compliance and the Importance of Accounts Payable Function

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As the compliance function has matured, Chief Compliance Officers have built important relationships with related functions that are critical to the compliance function. Over the last few years, we have seen the Justice...more

Corporate & Securities Law Blog

Understanding the New Lease Accounting Rules

The new lease accounting rules (Accounting Standards Update N0. 2016-02; Topic 842) will require the recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities for those leases classified as operating leases under existing GAAP. For...more

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