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Podcast - Risk Management: Impact of Revised FCPA Policy on International Risk Management Programs

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In this podcast, the second in a two-part series, litigation & enforcement partners Mimi Yang and Ryan Rohlfsen continue our analysis of the revised Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Enforcement Policy. Whereas the first...more

Tax Buyers Beware: Court Finds CERCLA Liability Following Tax Sale

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that California was entitled to pursue its costs for remediating contaminated property from a buyer in a tax sale who took title to the property long after the contamination...more

Answers to 3 Key Questions About the Remediation of Superfund and Brownfield Sites Under President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

In addition to addressing the repair of roads and bridges, President Trump’s infrastructure proposal addresses a decidedly less popular infrastructure element — Superfund Sites and Brownfield Sites. It is worth looking at how...more

Industry Expert Hui Chen on Ethics & Compliance

by Mitratech Holdings, Inc on

As the first-ever Compliance Counsel Expert at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Hui Chen served as exclusive consultant to the Fraud Section’s white-collar crime federal prosecutors. She reviewed corporate...more

Podcast - Risk Management: Revised FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In November 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a revised Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Enforcement Policy that provides significant incentives for corporations to voluntarily self-disclose potential FCPA...more

CFPB Fines Large National Bank $1 Billion for Alleged Dodd-Frank Violations Relating to Mortgage Interest Rate-Lock Extension Fees...

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB, in a coordinated action with the OCC, recently announced a settlement with a large national bank that assessed a $1 billion penalty for alleged violations of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Act relating...more

Appellate Division Finds Coverage for EPA Claim through Company’s Historic Mergers and Acquisitions, Even Though the Bill of Sale...

by Blank Rome LLP on

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a decision allowing Cooper Industries LLC (“Cooper”) access to insurance policies received through a series of mergers and acquisitions (“M&As”), even though the...more

The Remediation Agreement Regime: Canada Moves To Adopt Deferred Prosecutions for Companies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Canada’s Liberal government recently introduced a bill, known as C-74, that would allow for a type of deferred prosecution agreement called a “remediation agreement” for alleged violations of Canada’s foreign bribery law, the...more

The Remediation Agreement Regime: Canada Moves To Adopt Deferred Prosecutions for Companies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Canada’s Liberal government recently introduced a bill, known as C-74, that would allow for a type of deferred prosecution agreement called a “remediation agreement” for alleged violations of Canada’s foreign bribery law, the...more

Government introduces “made-in-Canada” Deferred Prosecution Agreement framework

by Dentons on

Following our earlier bulletin commenting on Canada’s 2018 Budget commitment to introducing a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime for corporate wrongdoing, the Canadian Government swiftly introduced legislation to...more

Under Colorado House Bill 17-1279, HOA Boards Now Must Get Members’ Informed Consent Before Bringing A Construction Defect Action

by Snell & Wilmer on

Last year, I wrote a post calling attention to stalled efforts in the Colorado legislature to pass meaningful construction defect reform. Shortly thereafter, the legislature got it done in the form of House Bill 17-1279....more

Lessons Learned from Recent SEC and FINRA Cases for April 2018

If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck…. Then it just may be a duck. The SEC censured and fined Financial Fiduciaries, LLC, a SEC registered investment advisor and Thomas Batterman for violating...more

New CERCLA Brownfields Amendments

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 includes, at pages 1768-1786 of the bill, the “Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018,” also known as the “BUILD Act.” This is a bi-partisan bill...more

Nonprofit Universities Eligibility for Brownfields Tax Credits, Massachusetts Appeals Court Confirms

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Nonprofits are eligible for transferrable Brownfields tax credits for remediation conducted prior to 2006 according to a recent ruling by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. As we previously reported in March 2016, the...more

DOJ Criminal Division Announces Major Change in Corporate Enforcement Policy

by Vedder Price on

On March 1, 2018, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it has expanded the scope of cases in which it will consider issuing a formal declination of criminal charges for a company that...more

DOJ Announces Sexual Harassment Enforcement Initiative - State and Local Government Employers Face Additional Federal Scrutiny

by Holland & Knight LLP on

State and local governments – many of whom are already facing new sexual harassment regulations and enforcement actions at the state level – are now subject to additional federal scrutiny and potential enforcement pursuant to...more

The Federal Reserve Imposes Limits on a National Bank’s Growth

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

On February 2, 2018, the Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) announced a consent order with one of the country’s largest banks, that orders the bank to halt growth until it improves its corporate governance and risk management....more

The Long Road Back to Redemption: Wells Fargo’s Path to Remediation (Part II of II)

by Michael Volkov on

Wells Fargo’s ability to grow its business is on hold for a year while it designs and implements a remediation program to address deficiencies in its board governance, risk management and compliance program. ...more

Federal Reserve Hits Wells Fargo with Unprecedented Enforcement Action (Part I of II)

by Michael Volkov on

In an extraordinary action, with significant ramifications for the financial industry, the Federal Reserve recently announced a series of enforcement actions against Wells Fargo....more

Product Liability Update: January 2018

by Foley Hoag LLP on

First Circuit Holds Foreseeability of Health Risk Is Standard For Failure To Warn Even Though Claim Is For Property Remediation, And Bulk-Selling Chemical Manufacturer Had Post-Sale Duty To Warn Only Direct Customers Even If...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

Using a Root Cause Analysis

by Thomas Fox on

In my last post, I began considering the Prong of the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (Evaluation) which was not present in the Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program, the root cause analysis. ...more

2017 FCPA Year in Review (Part I of II)

by Michael Volkov on

With the close of 2017, FCPA enforcement continues as a major priority for the US Department of Justice. Notwithstanding fears and concerns that the new administration would turn its back on FCPA enforcement, the Justice...more

Academic Institutions: When Renovating, Where Do Your PCBs Go? EPA Region 1 Enforces Against University for Improper PCB Disposal

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The University of Connecticut will pay $28,125 as part of a settlement with U.S. EPA resolving allegations that UConn improperly disposed of PCB-contaminated soils during a renovation project in 2013. Academic institutions...more

Westport’s Novel Claims for PCB Remediation Costs End at First Circuit

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The Town of Westport cannot recover clean-up costs from manufacturers of PCBs used in caulk at the town’s middle school under a variety of common law and statutory theories, according to a ruling by the First Circuit in Town...more

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