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Holland & Knight LLP

Petrobras Agrees to Pay More Than $1.8 Billion for Facilitating FCPA Violations

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• Four years ago, Brazilian authorities began Operation Car Wash, a wide-ranging and still ongoing corruption and money laundering investigation that has spanned 11 countries. • The fallout continues with a recent U.S....more

Thomas Fox

The NPA; The Petrobras FCPA Enforcement Action: Part III

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This blog post concludes my multi-part exploration of the Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (Petrobras) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action. Today we consider the stunning result achieved by Petrobras –...more

Michael Volkov

Petrobas Closes Out “Massive” Corruption Investigations and Litigation

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When it comes to a poster-child for corrupt organizations, there is very little competition that can eclipse Petrobas, the Brazilian state-owned oil and gas company. ...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Petrobras Reaches $1.78 billion FCPA Resolution

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On September 27, the DOJ and SEC and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”), Brazil's state-owned energy company, reached the largest settlement in the history of U.S. enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

Thomas Fox

Of Piggy Banks and Schemes; The Petrobras FCPA Enforcement Action: Part II

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This blog post continues my multi-part exploration of the Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (Petrobras) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action. Today we take up some of the more prominent bribery schemes...more

Thomas Fox

Farewell to Marty Balin; the Petrobras FCPA Enforcement Action: Part I

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This blog post will begin a multi-part exploration of the Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (Petrobras) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action. The action was a stunning reminder of the costs of endemic...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Hard to imagine that any financial news could come close to making headlines on Thursday, and yet, the SEC and Elon Musk came close. Specifically, the SEC filed suit against Musk, accusing him of “making false public...more

Thomas Fox

This Week in FCPA-Episode 122, the Kavanaugh, Rosenstein and 100+ Wins edition

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As the administration goes bonkers on the Kavanaugh nomination and the Rosenstein he’s out/he’s in drama, Tom and Jay consider 100+ wins for the Sox and ‘Stros and take a look at some of the week’s top compliance and ethics...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America

US Courts Will Decide Whether to Enforce US$2 Billion Award Against Petróleos de Venezuela - In April 2018, an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal awarded US$2.04 billion in damages to two subsidiaries of U.S....more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Inside the Courts – An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators - March 2018/ Volume 10 / Issue 1

This quarter's issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between November 2017 and January 2018. The cases address developing trends in appraisal, class certification, core...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Paw and Orihuela: The Long Shadow of Odebrecht's Corruption

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For over a year, Brazilian federal police could not access the files on Marcelo Odebrecht’s notebook computer. They tried using the password from Marcelo’s cell phones, with no luck. Originally published in The FCPA Blog -...more

Mintz - Securities Litigation Viewpoints

Petrobras Court’s Denial of Plaintiffs’ Request for Confidential Treatment of Opt-Out Provisions Could Undermine the Settlement...

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied class counsel’s request to file under seal three supplemental agreements to a $2.95 billion settlement in the Petrobras Securities Litigation,...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - February 2018

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Joo Hyun Bahn, real-estate broker and nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, pleaded guilty to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges relating to his role in a scheme attempting to bribe a Qatari official...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Securities Class Action Filings Reach Record High

As expected, securities class action filings reached a high-water mark in 2017. In fact, last year’s total of 400-plus filings was the second-highest on record, topped only by 2001, when the number was skewed by more than 300...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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An overview of last Friday’s jobs report, which saw the US adding fewer jobs than expected but also tracked a welcomed increase in wages for the least-educated workers....more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

2017 Year in Review: Securities Litigation and Regulation

The securities litigation and regulatory landscape in 2017 defies simple categorization. Plaintiffs filed 226 new federal class actions in the first half of 2017, more than double the average rate over the last 20 years, and...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The World In U.S. Courts - Fall 2017

FSIA Does Not Exempt US Bank from Subpoena for Production of Records of Accounts Maintained by Central Bank of Nigeria - The World in U.S. Courts: Fall 2017 - Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA)/Political Question Doctrine....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - September 2017

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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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The World In U.S. Courts - Summer 2017

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., US Supreme Court, May 1, 2007 - Plaintiff Helmerich & Payne (H&P), a supplier of drilling equipment, sued Venezuela to obtain compensation...more

Orrick - Securities Litigation and Regulatory...

Second Circuit Ruling Creates Challenge for Securities Class Action Plaintiffs

The Second Circuit recently considered the extraterritorial application of the U.S. securities laws in the private securities class action context, bringing some clarity to an area of the law that is increasingly important...more

Carlton Fields

Second Circuit Clarifies Ascertainability Rule, Rejecting “Heightened” Standard of Administrative Feasibility

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The Second Circuit recently rejected the “heightened” ascertainability requirement under Rule 23(b)(3), turning aside a challenge to a district court’s certification of a securities fraud class action. Instead, the court...more

Lane Powell PC

Second Circuit Applies Morrison to Rule 23 Predominance Analysis, in In re Petrobras Securities, but Rejects Third Circuit’s...

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On July 7, the Second Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part an order by Judge Rakoff of the S.D.N.Y. certifying two classes in the In re Petrobras Securities litigation, — F.3d –, 2017 WL 2883874 (2d Cir., July 7,...more

Burr & Forman

2nd Circuit Weighs in on Certifying Classes Involving Foreign Securities

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In In re Petrobras Securities Litigation, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion regarding the standards for certifying a class involving foreign securities. Petrobras is a multinational Brazilian gas...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The 2nd Circuit Clarifies that Administrative Feasibility Is Not a Requirement for Class Certification

On July 7, in In re Petrobras Securities, the 2nd Circuit declined to adopt an independent “administrative feasibility” requirement for class certification under Rule 23. In so holding, the 2nd Circuit joined the 6th, 7th,...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Second Circuit Partially Vacates Class Certification, Holding That Whether Securities Transactions Are "Domestic" Raises...

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On July 7, 2017, in a decision making several significant rulings and clarifications, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated in part an order certifying classes asserting claims under the Securities...more

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