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Ropes & Gray LLP

FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy Update: DOJ Introduces New Compliance Requirements for Companies Using Instant Messaging...

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On March 12, 2019, the United States Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) revised key provisions of the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy (the “Policy”). The revisions formalize several of the DOJ’s remarks and announcements...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

DOJ Amends Corporate Enforcement Policy on Companies’ Use of Electronic Messaging Apps

On March 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an important change to its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Corporate Enforcement Policy concerning one of the conditions — “appropriate retention of business...more

Cole Schotz

TT&E: Tax, Trusts And…Environmental?

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Whenever estate planning involves the transfer of a business or real estate, environmental issues can be important drivers. Owners and operators of real property are strictly liable for the remediation of any contamination on...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

DOJ’s Quiet Changes to the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy Likely to Have a Significant Impact on Corporate Investigations

As the annual ABA White Collar Crime Conference wrapped up in New Orleans last Friday night, the Department of Justice released the latest updates to its FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy. The key changes to the policy...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

How to Protect Your Family-Owned Business from Environmental Liability

Environmental liability can pose a significant danger to any business, with enforcement penalties and clean-up costs reaching into the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars, but family-owned businesses may be...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

DOJ Tweaks Corporate Enforcement Policy

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When DOJ announced its FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy in 2017 (later expanded to all corporate criminal defendants), defense lawyers expressed concern about a provision buried within what it meant to provide “timely and...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Assistant AG Provides Clarity on FCPA Self-Disclosure Credit

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Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski’s remarks provide important guidance for management and boards, and underscore the US Department of Justice’s commitment to prosecuting individuals for corporate misconduct....more

Orrick - Trust Anchor

Third Circuit Shire Decision May Spell Trouble for FTC Cybersecurity Enforcement Plans

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In June 2018, medical laboratory LabMD obtained the first-ever court decision overturning a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cybersecurity enforcement action. (The team directing that effort – led by Doug Meal and Michelle...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Seventh Circuit Affirms Both RCRA Liability and Denial of Injunctive Relief

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In LAJIM LLC v. General Electric, in both the district court and on appeal, the plaintiff both won and lost. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit readily affirmed the federal district court’s grant of summary...more

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Date of Public Hearing on Qualified Opportunity Zones Announced

On January 29, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a notice announcing that the long-awaited public hearing on the Qualified Opportunity Zone proposed regulations (dated October 18, 2018, and hereinafter...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden's 2019 Insights: Compliance Investigations in China Take On New Urgency

The ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China have caused some U.S. companies to become increasingly concerned that the Chinese authorities may subject their local operations to closer scrutiny, leading these...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Large Multinational Bank Settles with All 50 States and DC for $575 Million

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A large multinational bank reached a $575 million settlement with all 50 states and the District of Columbia for allegedly enrolling customers in programs they did not consent to be enrolled in and charging customers improper...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

Eleventh Circuit Holds that EPA Superfund Remedial Actions are Usually Entitled to the FTCA “Discretionary Function” Exemption

An unusual Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, known also as Superfund) remedial action has resulted in a broad ruling that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) remedial actions and...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Ohio Governor Signs Bill Requiring Plaintiffs To Provide Pre-Suit Notice For Physical Access Violations

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Seyfarth Synopsis: A new Ohio law will require notice and opportunity to cure as a prerequisite for a plaintiff’s recovery of attorney’s fees in physical accessibility lawsuits. ...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons Risk Evaluation/Petroleum-Contaminated Sites: Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council Guidance

The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (“ITRC”) announced the issuance of a guidance document titled: Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons Risk Evaluation at Petroleum-Contaminated Sites (“Guidance”) - ITRC states...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

New Year, New Environmental Rules: Alberta’s Revised Remediation Rules Take Effect in 2019

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On January 1, 2019, significant amendments to Alberta’s Remediation Certificate Regulation will come into force. These include: - Renaming the regulation the Remediation Regulation - Creating a site-based remediation...more

Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the...

SEC Tells How to Fix the Faulty Initial Coin Offering

The SEC simultaneously announced a pair of settled enforcement actions related to illegally offered ICOs with extensive remedial provisions to fix the faulty offerings....more

Pierce Atwood LLP

New Maine Remedial Action Guidelines (RAGs) Are Rich With Guidance

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Mainers interested in the question “how clean is clean?” – not to mention the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – heavily rely on the Maine Remedial Action Guidelines (RAGs) for Sites Contaminated with...more

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

Back-to-Back (again): More on the Benczkowski Memo

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Sometimes I get to select the topics I blog on each week and sometimes it seems as if the topics select themselves. It looks like we will have a sports-themed week here on the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. ...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

North Philadelphia’s 25 Acre Auction “Gold Mine” for Investors?

North Philadelphia may be the next frontier for commercial real estate investing in the city. According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia is ranked as America’s most poverty-stricken large city, with 26% of the...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

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

The Future of Canadian Corporate Criminal Enforcement: Deferred Prosecution Agreements Now Available in Canada

Recent amendments to the Criminal Code signify an important development in Canada’s white-collar enforcement landscape. The new amendments, which came into effect on September 19, 2018, establish a Canadian deferred...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

NJDEP to Allow Capping as Remedial Option for VOCs with Groundwater Pathways

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At the end of August, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) issued guidance that allows volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) released to groundwater to be left in place under certain circumstances;...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Mold/Remediation: Michigan Appellate Court Addresses Duty Owed Homeowner by Insurance Company and Cleanup Contractor

The Court of Appeals of Michigan (“Court”) in an August 21st opinion addressed an issue regarding the duty and liability of Farmers Insurance Exchange (“Farmers”) and U.S. Disaster Services LLC (“U.S. Disaster”) owed to an...more

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