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Anbang Insurance founder Wu Xiahoui’s fall from grace now includes an 18-year prison sentence for his conviction by a Shanghai court for using Anbang to “cheat investors out of more than $10 billion”....more

In Divided Decision, Court Rejects Challenge to Conspiracy Conviction Based on Grand Jury Clause

In United States v. Dove, 14-1150-cr, the Second Circuit (Walker, Pooler, Chin) upheld a drug conspiracy conviction against claims that the government improperly shifted its case away from the broader conspiracy charge in the...more

This Day in White Collar History: Remembering Henry Friendly

by Lane Powell PC on

Henry Friendly still has my vote for the title of greatest American judge who ever served at any level. It’s the country’s misfortune that he never served on the U.S. Supreme Court. He did, however, spend nearly thirty years...more

“I’ve Made a Huge Mistake,” or: Don’t Ignore Grand Jury Subpoenas and Other (Less Obvious) Tips

by Lane Powell PC on

“Don’t.” I imagine that word—or else a prolonged stunned silence—was the response of many attorneys and non-attorneys alike when former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg announced in a series of bizarre interviews today that...more

Dante’s Guide: Preparing the Grand Jury Witness

...The grand jury witness finds himself or herself in a position not unlike that of the Italian poet at the beginning of his trek through the Divine Comedy. The federal grand jury is one of the most powerful, secret and...more

Former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, Charged with Lying to the FBI, and Pleads Guilty

On November 30, 2017, a two-page criminal information was filed by Robert S. Mueller III’s Special Counsel’s Office, charging Michael Flynn with two counts of “willfully and knowingly” making “materially false, fictitious,...more

Court Says Glassdoor Must Disclose Anonymous Reviewers’ Information in Grand Jury Proceedings

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In a case with free speech implications, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on November 8, 2017, affirmed the denial of Glassdoor, Inc.’s motion to quash a grand jury subpoena for the identities of the Glassdoor...more

D.C. District Court Compels Former Lawyer To President Trump's Campaign Manager To Answer Special Counsel's Questions Regarding...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On October 30, 2017, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia unsealed an order granting the Office of the Special Counsel’s (“SCO”) motion to compel the former counsel...more

Developments in Antitrust Capacitor Investigation: Eighth Capacitor Manufacturer Charged

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

On October 18, 2017, a federal grand jury sitting in San Francisco indicted capacitor manufacturer Nippon Chemi-Con for participating in a multi-decade conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors. Nippon Chemi-Con is...more

How the Federal Grand Jury Process Works

The formation of a grand jury by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III as part of the Russia investigation has drawn attention to a process that is usually conducted out of the spotlight. Federal grand juries are a standard...more

Was The Jury Empaneled Or Impaneled?

by Allen Matkins on

Last week’s news was filled with reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had impaneled a grand jury (The Wall Street Journal). Or did Mr. Meuller empanel a grand jury (The Washington Post). Aside from the political and...more

“Run for the Hills” Validated by the Second Circuit: Warrants for Electronic Communications Cannot Apply Across International...

In the lore of the Wild West, when an outlaw needed to escape the hangman’s noose, he made a run for the border, hoping to cross the border before the sheriff could catch him. Today, with the Wild West of the Internet, where...more

Government’s Penn State Investigation Produces Lessons for In-House Counsel

The fallout at Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-sexual-abuse scandal, including the victims’ suffering, Sandusky’s criminal conviction, the firing and subsequent death of legendary Coach Joe...more

Mild, Medium or Spicy?—Unwrapping the Chipotle Investigation

Right before Thanksgiving 2015, the news was replete with discussion of outbreaks of E. coli and potential other viruses at Chipotle restaurants. Information concerning the possible danger in consuming food at the popular...more

Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Could Fall Apart After Scandal

Greenberg Glusker litigation partner Ricardo Cestero was quoted in a Law360 article, Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Could Fall Apart After Scandal, (subscription required), addressing a customer class action filed against the...more

Beware the Feds: Emerging Risks to Health Care Executives Under the Yates Memo

by Reed Smith on

Last month’s “Yates Memo” from the Department of Justice (DOJ) promises to be a game-changer in the world of government investigations and enforcement activity. While several U.S. Attorney Offices had been applying many of...more

Ninth Circuit Adopts New Standard for Discovery of Grand Jury Evidence

In In re: Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation (ODD), the Ninth Circuit rejected the “effect test” in favor of a streamlined approach to evaluating civil discovery seeking grand jury evidence and allowed antitrust...more

Trade Secret Sauce: Trade Secrets, Not Copyright, Protect Chefs

While they say that a grand jury could “indict a ham sandwich,” the First Circuit recently reminded chefs that you can’t copyright a chicken sandwich. Specifically, a former employee of a Puerto Rican Church’s Chicken...more

NJ Attorney General Releases New Directives and Guidance on Police Use-of-Force Investigations and Body Cameras

by Genova Burns LLC on

On July 28, 2015, John J. Hoffman, Acting Attorney General, issued a supplemental directive regarding the Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police Use-of-Force investigations (“Supplemental...more

Mind the Red Flags – FinCEN Issues Penalty for Failure to File SARs on Director’s Suspicious Activity

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently penalized First National Community Bank (FNCB) $1.5 million for failing to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) despite the existence of...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 122-with Matt Kelly on Alstom, Avon and Petrobras

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Compliance Week Editor-in-Chief Matt Kelly and I discuss the Avon and Alstom FCPA enforcement actions and then take a look at the ongoing Petrobras corruption scandal and what it means for Brazil. ...more

Thoughts on Ferguson

It’s been two days since the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri reached its decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a caucasian police officer, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teenager. The case, which has...more

DOJ Investigation into Generic Pharmaceutical Pricing Signals Potential Criminal Exposure

The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) recently served two U.S.-based generic pharmaceutical manufacturers with criminal grand jury subpoenas. It is reported that the subpoenas request all...more

Responding to a Grand Jury Subpoena

by Carlton Fields on

Federal prosecutors use the grand jury, which consists of 16 to 23 jurors who operate in secrecy, to decide whether to charge someone with a serious crime. To further its investigation, the grand jury issues subpoenas—at...more

New York Grand Jury Indicts 12 Online Payday Lenders and 3 Individuals

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a shot across the bow of online payday lenders who allegedly disregard state law where their borrowers reside, a New York County grand jury recently voted a criminal usury and conspiracy indictment against 12 companies...more

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