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Forecasting the Impact of the New US CLOUD Act

by Dechert LLP on

The CLOUD Act resolves the central issue in United States v. Microsoft — U.S. law enforcement agencies now have explicit legal authority to obtain electronic data from U.S. cloud and communication companies regardless of...more

Reaching for the clouds - how the US government plans to access data stored abroad

As part of the recently enacted federal spending bill, the US Congress has passed a momentous piece of legislation directly affecting providers of electronic communication services like email service providers and social...more

The CLOUD Act: Broadening both U.S. and Foreign Governments’ Reach into Individuals’ Data

by Bryan Cave on

The new U.S. CLOUD Act directly addresses the very real challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and internationally in accessing increasingly globalized communications data and provides clarity to...more

Congress Enacts Law Clarifying Reach of Warrants for Overseas Data

by WilmerHale on

On Friday, March 23, President Trump signed into law the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), which amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq., to require providers of electronic...more

What Companies Can Learn from the DNC Hack

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In summer 2015, the spies of a foreign country gained access to a private company’s domain name – pick any company you like, or several, since we don’t know which ones or how many. And within those domains, they created false...more

January 2018: Class Action Litigation Update

Discoverability in U.S. Class Actions of Submissions in Foreign Government Investigations. Activities giving rise to class actions in the U.S. are frequently the target of investigations by foreign governments— indeed, these...more

Second Circuit Denies Rehearing on Decision Barring Testimony Compelled by Foreign Governments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Court denies the US government’s petition for rehearing, despite argument the decision will hinder cross-border investigations and prosecutions. Key Points: ..Second Circuit bars government’s reliance on testimony...more

Foreign Agents Registration Act Enforcement

by Michael Volkov on

One consequence of the ongoing Russia investigation against the current administration is increased focus and probable enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). For Washington insiders, FARA was a known...more

FARA and the First Amendment: How will the United States Calibrate its Response to Foreign Propaganda?

Remember how we talked about bipartisan legislation introduced in March 2017 (which seems like a million years ago) to investigate the Russian media outlet RT for spreading propaganda without registering as a foreign agent?...more

The United States Supports Certiorari in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On November 14, 2017, following a rare invitation from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, newly confirmed Solicitor General Noel Francisco submitted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the United States in Animal...more

Proposed Legislation Boosts Enforcement of Foreign Agents Registration Act

by Perkins Coie on

U.S. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley introduced the “Disclosing Foreign Influence Act” last week, a Senate bill which would amend the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), to remove an exemption from registration...more

No Longer FARA-way: Heightened Exposure of the Foreign Agent Registration Act

by K&L Gates LLP on

Recent “above the fold” headlines generated from Robert Mueller’s investigation of lobbyists and consultants connected to possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election have shined the spotlight on the...more

Increased Focus on FARA Registrations Is Likely – What Businesses Need to Know

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

A once-overlooked federal criminal law, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”), is now at the top of the news. Enacted in 1938 to control Nazi propaganda, FARA requires U.S. firms that represent foreign entities to...more

What You Need to Know About the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)

by Reed Smith on

The much-publicized indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his deputy, Richard Gates, unsealed this morning as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into the Trump...more

Second Circuit Overturns Convictions, Dismisses Indictments In LIBOR Case Due To Taint Of Testimony Compelled By Foreign...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On July 19, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the convictions of Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti, former traders at Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (“Rabobank”)...more

Ninth Circuit Affirms First Federal Criminal Jury Conviction for Economic Espionage

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on May 5, 2017 upheld the 2014 convictions of a California businessman, Walter Liew (“Liew”), and his company USA Performance Technology, Inc. (“USAPTI”), for various violations...more

Hail, Hail Freedonia: Frequently Asked Questions About SEC Registration on Schedule B by Foreign Governments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Non-US sovereigns can take advantage of a streamlined registration process to obtain financing in the US capital markets. Key Points: ..SEC registration offers certain advantages that non-US sovereign issuers...more

The Foreign Agents Registration Act: Rising Out of Obscurity

Who would have thought that a little-known, 1930s-era law would suddenly become a household name? Not me. Not even as an attorney who counsels clients on compliance with the law and maintains a healthy (read: nerdy) interest...more

Department of Justice Posts Foreign Agent Informational Materials Online

by Perkins Coie on

The Foreign Agents Registration Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice has updated its website to make available to the public searchable and downloadable informational materials filed by foreign agents. Informational...more

You're Hired: President Trump Introduces Ethics Pledge For His Appointees With Serious Departures from Obama's Ethics Pledge

by K&L Gates LLP on

On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that requires all full-time political appointees to sign an ethics pledge (the “Trump ethics pledge”) that “contractually” binds them to certain ethical...more

[Webinar] Meritas Capability Webinar - The Peace Process in Colombia - February 22nd, 1:00pm U.S. CST

The webinar will discuss (i) a historical antecedents that led to the peace process, (ii) the FARC peace negotiations, (iii) highlights of the issues addressed in the FARC PEACE AGREEMENT, (iv) the ELN peace process, and (v)...more

Executive Order Adds Ethics Commitments for Executive Branch Appointees

by Perkins Coie on

On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order setting new ethics commitments for incoming executive branch appointees (Ethics Executive Order or the Executive Order). Pursuant to the Executive Order, incoming...more

Higher Education Institutions are Beginning to Get an Education in the FCPA

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: No differently than companies doing business overseas—especially in high-risk markets—American colleges and universities who do business overseas face real risks of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices...more

International Comity and Deference: A Foreign Government with Final Say When Interpreting its Own Laws

On Tuesday, the Second Circuit in In Re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation vacated a $147 million award against two Chinese companies for engaging in anti-competitive behavior. At issue was how a federal court should respond...more

SEC Rules for Resource Extraction Issuers Could Lead to Increased FCPA Scrutiny, Disclosures

by Holland & Knight LLP on

New rules issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that require resource extraction issuers to disclose payments made to U.S. and foreign governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas or...more

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