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WilmerHale
Within a week of the ceremonial swearing in of its last commissioner, the now fully formed Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued 17 enforcement orders and filed one complaint.
Jones Day
The former head of an offshore bank pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by intentionally circumventing the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"). His guilty...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month,...
Ropes & Gray LLP
On September 12, 2018, the United Technologies Corporation reached a $13.9 million resolution with the SEC over allegations that it violated the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 7, 2018, Judge Charles Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion to dismiss a second amended putative class action complaint on behalf of Volkswagen bondholders ...
BakerHostetler
New developments show criminals continue to abuse cryptocurrencies in the traditional areas of theft, fraud and extortion.
Withers LLP
Retired basketball star Kevin Garnett is suing his accountant, Michael Wertheim, alleging that he helped wealth manager Charles Banks IV steal $77 million from Garnett.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York ruled that virtual currencies issued through an initial coin offering ("ICO") may constitute securities under the Securities Act and Exchange Act.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A Connecticut-based multinational corporation agreed to pay $13.9 million to settle SEC charges for violating the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC charged a hedge funder adviser, his investment advisory firm and a Delaware-based company in a scheme to manipulate a stock price.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC filed charges against a New Jersey-based broker for allegedly misusing his access to customers' brokerage accounts to enrich himself and two of his family members at the expense of his customers.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Biker Clothing Company petitioned to cancel a registration for the mark BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMERICAN BIKER for "Clothing, namely, t-shirts, sweaters, scarves, bandanas, jackets," on the grounds of fraud
Dentons
A recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision curtailed the broad theory of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) liability asserted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Dentons
A recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision curtailed the broad theory of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) liability asserted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
When fraud strikes, the culprit might be sitting in your purchasing department. This department is particularly vulnerable to fraud ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California denied a German automaker's motions to dismiss securities fraud claims arising from the automaker's alleged material misrepresentations..
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
FINRA filed a complaint against a broker for allegedly making material misstatements in public filings and for unlawfully offering and selling unregistered cryptocurrency securities.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
On the heels of a widely reported decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit holding that an insured was covered by a computer fraud policy for social engineering-related loss ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie of the Eastern District of New York has ruled that initial coin offerings (ICOs) may be subject to securities law. The ruling came in the court's denial...
Holland & Knight
In S.B. v. Tenet Healthcare Corp., No. 17-141-2, 2018 WL 1836029 (11th Cir. April 18, 2018) (per curiam), the Eleventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of S.B.'s complaint for fraud, negligent misrepresentation ...
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Arnold & Porter
If there was ever a regulatory grace period for virtual currencies and blockchain technology, it is officially over.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On March 20, 2018, the Wolfsberg Group published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on financial crime country risk.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Following her September 2017 appearance on CNBC's "Nightly Business Report," Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme returned to the program for a segment exploring ways to identify and avoid scams involving intellectual property.
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice, Civil Division, issued two policy memos that will directly affect its civil enforcement priorities, particularly with regard to healthcare and life sciences companies.
Holland & Knight
While financial recoveries under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) continued at a fast pace last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) started 2018 ...
Jones Day
The Situation: In what may indicate a sea change in terms of who the Department of Justice ("DOJ") is willing to pursue in False Claims Act cases, a private equity firm has been named as a co-defendant in a False Claims Act complaint, along with one of its portfolio companies.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On June 4, we posted a summary of SEC Enforcement Co-Director Steven Peikin observations during his recent keynote address at the New York City Bar Association's 7th Annual White Collar Crime Institute
Ropes & Gray LLP
Alex Rene, co-chair of Ropes & Gray's anti-corruption / international risk practice and managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office, discusses recent FCPA enforcement activity...
BakerHostetler
On June 25, 2018, a divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reaffirmed the insider trading conviction of a hedge fund portfolio manager in United States v. Martoma...
Orrick
The Internet is a double-edged sword, presenting at once possibilities for business opportunities undreamed of twenty years ago – fast and cheap communications, multitudes of customers,
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