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UK Conduct Regulator Bans RBS Trader for Manipulation of Japanese Yen LIBOR

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority published a Final Notice in relation to Neil Danziger, a former RBS interest rate derivatives trader, in connection with his involvement in the manipulation of Japanese Yen LIBOR. The FCA...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal from the D.C. Circuit of Raymond J. Lucia Companies on the question of whether the Constitution’s Appointments Clause applied to SEC ALJs. While the Court will presumably resolve...more

Double Jeopardy Argument Fails in Ponzi Fraud

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In R. v. Samji, 2017 BCCA 415 [Samji], the B.C. Court of Appeal decided that a $33-million administrative monetary penalty (AMP) assessed by the province’s Securities Commission against a person who had run a massive Ponzi...more

Guarding Against Escrow Fraud

Nancy Jackson Spinks, better known as Nancy Carroll, an attorney and former owner of Millennium Closing Services, LLC (“Millennium Title”) in the Dallas area, was sentenced on Wednesday, January 3rd, to 10 years in prison and...more

Singapore Expected to Introduce Deferred Prosecution Agreement Regime

by Morgan Lewis on

Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam announced earlier this week that the government is considering the inclusion of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the latest round of amendments to the Criminal...more

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases, Part Two: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Because more than 90 percent of documents today are generated in electronic format, ESI is becoming more and more prominent in criminal matters, especially white collar criminal cases. But many attorneys who take on a...more

Another Corporate Executive Indicted for FCPA Violations

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Department of Justice continues to focus on individuals in FCPA cases, consistent with the dictates of the Yates memo. The President of a Maryland based transportation company was named in an eleven count indictment...more

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part III - Cannabis, LAFCO Law and a Round Up of Other New Laws Impacting Public Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The California Legislature was busy in 2017, which means plenty of laws passed in Sacramento that will impact public agencies. In this three-part series, Best Best & Krieger LLP gives a comprehensive summary of the new laws...more

AOL Outlaw Must Bear the Burden of Proving Who Pays the Price

On January 9, 2018, the Second Circuit (Kearse, Cabranes, Wesley) rejected a request by ex-AOL Inc. employee Jason Smathers to junk the restitution component of his sentence, which requires him to recompense the online...more

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2017 Developments and Predictions for 2018

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This past year marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Since its enactment in 1977, the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) has brought approximately 300 FCPA enforcement actions,...more

Press Delete, Go Directly to Jail? The Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s Damage Provision

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Can deleting information, even personal information, from your work computer land you in prison? That was the central question posed in USA v. Zeng, Case No. 4:16-cr-00172 in the Northern District of California. Mr. Zeng...more

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Criminal cases have long been thought of as an arena devoid of electronic discovery issues. In fact, in 2012 eDiscovery expert Craig Ball wrote in a column regarding the then recently published “Recommendations for...more

New Fed Cannabis Policy Hits California Local Government - Potential Fiscal Impacts and Confusion

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Just days after the sale of recreational cannabis became legal in California, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new policy regarding cannabis-related activities that is causing confusion for local governments — and...more

Presumption of Declination with Voluntary Disclosure, Cooperation, and Remediation of FCPA Violations

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein recently announced a revision to the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) policy on corporate enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The revision codifies a pilot...more

DOI Reverses Course and Declares Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Prohibit Incidental Take

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In a legal memorandum (the “Jorjani Memo”) issued on December 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”) concluded that the MBTA’s prohibition of taking migratory birds only applies to intentional take and does not...more

Rescission of Medical Marijuana Memoranda

by Dickinson Wright on

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a one-page memorandum on January 4, 2018 (the “Sessions Memo”) rescinding both the Cole and Ogden Memoranda which essentially established a Department of Justice (“DOJ”) prosecutorial...more

Fifth Circuit Reluctantly Holds that Government May Collect Both Restitution and Forfeiture When it is Victim

by Locke Lord LLP on

When recovering the loss amount due to commission of a crime, the criminal justice system has two main tools: forfeiture and restitution. Forfeiture gives the government the authority to seize a defendant’s assets that were...more

DOJ Memo Clouds Marijuana Industry's Future

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The marijuana industry that was expected to generate roughly $40 billion in economic impact nationwide by 2021 is at a crossroads given a recent move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to eliminate certain protections...more

Circuit Vacates Sentence for Failure to Correctly Apply Acceptance-of-Responsibility Guideline

In a summary order on January 2, 2018 in United States v. Reyes, the Court (Winter, Lynch, Droney) vacated and remanded a life sentence as procedurally unreasonable on the ground that the district court failed to properly...more

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - January 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Keeping ahead of global anti-corruption trends is critical in today’s business markets. The Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest, which puts global trends at your fingertips, puts you ahead. The deep experience of the Dorsey...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

This is the second of two articles reviewing events that took place during the holidays. Specifically, the first article appeared yesterday and reviewed key events concerning securities enforcement litigation from December...more

“Risk Management Lessons From an Opioid Trial”

The use of opioid medications to treat pain is at a watershed moment in the United States. Over the past three decades, opioids have become a standard and effective component of pain management for many practitioners. They...more

Burr Alert: Part IV: White Collar Courier: Delivering News and Providing Guidance in White Collar Matters

by Burr & Forman on

In part one of this series, I detailed how the U.S. Department of Justice has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of “pill mill” cases. See “Part One: DOJ Devotes Resources, Vows to Come...more

Sessions Memorandum Sends Shockwaves Through Cannabis Industry

On January 4, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum (the “Sessions Memo”) on marijuana enforcement which rescinded the existing Obama-era Cole Memorandum....more

Will the Justice Department's Attack on Marijuana Impact New Jersey Employers?

by FordHarrison on

On January 4, 2018—just days after California began selling recreational marijuana and became poised to become the largest legal market for the drug in the U.S.—the Department of Justice changed tactics on marijuana...more

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