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FATF Publishes Guidance On Virtual Assets And Virtual Asset Service Providers Following June Plenary Meeting
The FATF held the third and final Plenary meeting under the US Presidency in Florida from June 19-21, 2019, during which delegates discussed several major strategic initiatives of the FATF, as well as recent mutual...
United States
19 Jul 2019
Debtor Is A Financial Institution For Purposes Of Settlement Payment Safe Harbor, Rules Southern District Of New York
On April 23, 2019, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in fraudulent transfer litigation arising out of the 2007 leveraged buyout of the Tribune Company,
United States
27 May 2019
No Stone Unturned? The CFTC Targets Foreign Corrupt Practices Involving Commodity Interests
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") Division of Enforcement ("DOE") Director James McDonald announced on March 6 that the agency would more closely partner with law enforcement
United States
2 Apr 2019
Federal Prosecutors Announce "Operation Varsity Blues"— The Largest-Ever College Recruitment Scam Prosecuted By The US Department Of Justice
On March 12, federal prosecutors announced sweeping, nationwide conspiracy charges involving illicit efforts to secure admissions at elite universities.
United States
27 Mar 2019
Transparency International Releases The Corruption Perceptions Index 2018
Transparency International released on 29 January the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for the year 2018.
5 Feb 2019
Dividing Delaware LLCs
Most financing agreements have covenants limiting the ability of a borrower to merge, consolidate, create subsidiaries, declare and pay dividends or other "restricted payments," or transfer assets.
United States
16 Jan 2019
Eyeing AI: Artificial Intelligence And Its Increasing Impact On The Insurance Industry
The use of artificial intelligence ("AI"), which may be defined as the development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally associated with human intelligence ...
United States
15 Jan 2019
Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip Of The Month: US Companies With "Sufficient Connection" To UK Must Produce Documents To UK's Serious Fraud Office
A US company has a subsidiary based in the United Kingdom. It recently learned that its subsidiary is under investigation by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
3 Dec 2018
New Case Applies Kovel Privilege To Client–Accountant Emails
The resolution of any complex tax litigation necessarily involves working with accountants as well as with lawyers.
United States
19 Nov 2018
A Sixth AML Directive? The EU Introduces Tougher AML Criminal Sanctions
On 11 October 2018, the Council of the European Union adopted a proposed Directive on combatting money laundering by criminal law ...
18 Oct 2018
FinCEN's Beneficial Ownership Requirement
Effective May 11, 2018, final rules adopted by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, under the Bank Secrecy Act require "covered financial institutions" (e.g., federal regulated banks, federal insured credit unions, mutual funds, broker dealers, futures commission merchants) ,,
United States
1 Aug 2018
State Securities Fraud Class Actions
Recent years have seen significant growth in Securities Act of 1933 class actions filed in California state courts, based on conflicting readings of the jurisdictional provisions of SLUSA.
United States
18 Jun 2018
Gilead Seeks Supreme Court Review Of Outlier Ninth Circuit FCA Ruling
On December 26, 2017, defendant Gilead Sciences Inc. filed a petition for certiorari (case number 17-936), requesting the Supreme Court to review a major Ninth Circuit False Claims Act ...
United States
15 Jan 2018
Fifth Circuit "Materiality" Ruling Recognizes FCA Limitations On Relators' Ability To Second Guess Agency Decisions
On September 29, 2016, a Fifth Circuit panel unanimously reversed one of the most astonishing FCA awards in recent years.
United States
5 Jan 2018
Fifth Circuit "Materiality" Ruling Recognizes FCA Limitations On Relators' Ability To Second Guess Agency Decisions
Should whistleblowers be permitted to recover hundreds of millions of dollars when the Government steadfastly insists that the factual underpinnings of a False Claims Act relator's allegations are flatly incorrect?
United States
4 Oct 2017
Supreme Court Addresses FDCPA/Time-Barred Debts and Preemption/Arbitration
Today, the Supreme Court held that a debt collector does not violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) by knowingly attempting to collect a debt in bankruptcy proceedings...
United States
16 May 2017
Troubles With Ponzi Scheme Receivers: White Knights, Evil Zombies, And The Flight Of Icarus
In the wake of Ponzi schemes, federal courts often appoint receivers to recoup stolen money for the benefit of the defrauded investors.
United States
8 May 2017
Supreme Court Decision Alert - December 12, 2016
A unanimous Court today clarified the scope of the federal bank fraud statute, rejecting several efforts to narrow the subsection that criminalizes the knowing execution of a scheme "to defraud a financial institution."
United States
13 Dec 2016
Supreme Court Decision Alert - December 6, 2016
Today, the Supreme Court issued three decisions, described below, of interest to the business community.
United States
7 Dec 2016
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