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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
No Holiday From Whistleblowers: A Scary Future Predicted For The Financial Industry
On July 30, 2016, the United States celebrated its National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
United States
23 Sep 2016
New DOJ FCPA Enforcement Plan And Guidance Formalizes Efforts To Trigger Voluntary Disclosure Renaissance
On April 5, 2016, the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Enforcement Plan and Guidance (Enforcement Plan).
United States
4 May 2016
US Department Of Justice Announces New Policy Targeting Corporate Individuals
On September 9, 2015, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum detailing new policies that prioritize the prosecution of corporate individuals and encourage corporations to turn over evidence against their executives.
United States
18 Sep 2015
In an Important Victory for Government Contractors, the Supreme Court Holds that WSLA Does Not Toll the FCA's Statute of Limitations
Government contractors and health care companies have become increasingly concerned about the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act ("WSLA"), 18 U.S.C. § 3287, and the Department of Justice's ("DOJ") and False Claims Act ("FCA") relators' arguments ..
United States
27 May 2015
Three More Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider in 2015
This Legal Update focuses on three issues that should be considered by Audit Committees of public companies in 2015: (i) Internal Investigation Privilege and Confidentiality, (ii) Expanding PCAOB-Mandated Rules for Audit Committees, and (iii) Continued ISS Corporate Governance Scrutiny of Audit Committee Members.
United States
27 Apr 2015
US Federal Appellate Courts Uphold Dismissal of Securities Fraud Claims Against Auditors in Two China Reverse Merger Cases
In opinions issued on the same day, federal appellate courts for the Second Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit both recently affirmed dismissals of securities-fraud claims filed against independent audit firms ..
United States
31 Mar 2015
Foreign Bribery Report Issued by OECD
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its Foreign Bribery Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of anti-bribery enforcement actions around the world dating from 1999.
United States
17 Dec 2014
US Second Circuit Heightens the Standard of Proof Required To Sustain Tipper/Tippee Insider Trading Convictions
On December 10, 2014, in United States v. Newman, et al., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified the elements required to establish insider trading ..
United States
16 Dec 2014
A Parent Company In The FCA Crosshairs Results In A Sustained GAO Protest Of An Award To A Subsidiary
The GAO recently sustained a protest because the agency failed to adequately consider a False Claims Act (FCA) case that was pending against the awardee’s parent corporation.
United States
27 Oct 2014
False Claims Act Update: What If Your Employees Take Documents?
Marcia Madsen, Cameron Hamrick, and Michelle Litteken recently addressed developments in an all-too-common scenario: what happens if an employee takes company documents to use in a possible False Claims Act case?
United States
28 Jul 2014
FCPA Update: Mid-Year 2014
The first half of 2014 has seen a number of significant developments for enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and other anti-corruption laws around the globe.
United States
18 Jul 2014
Eleventh Circuit Is First US Appeals Court To Define "Instrumentality" Of A Foreign Government Under The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has provided useful guidance on the meaning of the term "instrumentality" as used in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"). In a landmark decision released on May 16, the court established the criteria for when companies with ties to foreign governments and their employees may be considered "foreign officials" for purposes of the anti-bribery law.
United States
20 May 2014
Cosmetics Company Agrees to Pay US$135M to Settle FCPA Claims
On May 1, 2014, it was announced that Avon Products, Inc., reached a settlement with US regulators over a long-standing federal probe into whether the cosmetics company paid bribes in China and other countries to gain favors.
United States
9 May 2014
Manufacturer Pays $4.3M To Settle Customs-Related FCA Suit
On April 21, 2014, it was announced that Otter Products LLC (operating as "OtterBox") has paid $4.3 million to settle a whistle-blower suit alleging that its import practice violated the False Claims Act ("FCA") and the Tariff Act of 1930.
United States
25 Apr 2014
New Securities And Commodities Fraud Section Created By Chicago-Based US Attorney
Zachary Fardon, the recently appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, has announced the creation of a new Securities and Commodities Fraud Section in Chicago.
United States
23 Apr 2014
Supreme Court Decision Alert - March 4, 2014
Today the Supreme Court issued one decision, described below, of interest to the business community.
United States
5 Mar 2014
Understanding Your Rights In Response To A Congressional Subpoena
As Congress begins its 2014 session, all signs point to an agenda dominated by aggressive congressional investigations.
United States
15 Jan 2014
The SEC Requires Hedge Fund Harbinger Capital and its Manager Falcone to Admit Wrongdoing in Landmark Settlement
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that Philip A. Falcone, a New York-based hedge fund advisor, and the hedge fund he managed, Harbinger Capital Partners LLC (Harbinger Capital), have agreed to settle allegations of misappropriation of client assets, market manipulation and client betrayal.
United States
22 Aug 2013
FCPA Update: Mid-Year 2013
Continuing a seven-year trend, 2013 has seen a continued surge in activity on the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act front, both with respect to noteworthy new judicial decisions impacting the FCPA’s applicability and significant enforcement actions brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
United States
15 Aug 2013
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