Mondaq USA: Criminal Law
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Imagine your company becomes the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation, which goes on for 30 months and ends with no grand jury indictment or criminal prosecution.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A New York court has ruled that an art advisor who brokered the sale of a collector's painting and secretly pocketed $1 million will have to pay the money back.
McDermott Will & Emery
On March 2, 2017, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York applied the materiality standard announced by the Supreme Court of the United States in Universal Health Services...
Jones Day
On February 1, 2017, Javelin Strategy and Research reported that the use of stolen card data to pay for merchandise on websites, in mobile apps, and via telephone increased by 40 percent in 2016.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Even before President Trump's nomination of Jay Clayton as the next Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission")...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In this article, the authors examine the U.S. FCPA case of the Ukrainian oligarch, Dymtro Firtash, and how the Justice Department's approach to the case may shed light on the Trump Administration's...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The post presented the top developments/headlines for 2016 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law.
Day Pitney LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider in Class v. United States "[w]hether a guilty plea inherently waives a defendant's right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction."
Farella Braun & Martel
Recent corporate guilty pleas can be expected to have serious implications for the individual executives and employees alleged to have been involved in the conduct under scrutiny.
Day Pitney LLP
The following is reprinted verbatim from a March 3 email message from the Department of Health and Human Services:
Morrison & Foerster LLP
2016 was a record-setting year for False Claims Act recoveries.
Carlton Fields
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Middle District of Florida (USAO-MDFL) prosecuted several civil health care fraud matters in 2016 and issued related press releases.
Insurers' recalcitrance to providing coverage for the "Business E-mail Compromise" (BEC) scam is a topic we've frequently discussed.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On February 15, 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that the acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Michael Piwowar, revoked subpoena authority from about 20 senior...
Butler Snow LLP
In December 2016, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held in Shaw v. United States, 137 S.Ct. 462 (2016), that the Bank Fraud statute does not require the government prove...
Womble Carlyle
As Donald Trump has now been inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, one of the questions we are asked concerns the likely direction the Trump administration will pursue...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
•The DTSA can be a powerful tool to protect intellectual capital. However, in order to take full advantage of the DTSA, businesses should carefully check their agreements with employees, handbooks...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On January 18, Lukeroy Rose, owner of Phoenix-based Rose Marketing LLC, pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to charges of theft, unlawful telephone solicitations, and conspiracy to commit theft.
Omani companies with UK shareholders (whether minority or majority) could be forgiven for believing that the UK Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) does not apply to their operations in the Sultanate of Oman.
Anti-corruption enforcement in the United States has changed dramatically in the past year and its future remains unclear.
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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
On February 15, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania allowed a purported class action to proceed against Wyndham Hotels.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On February 8, 2017, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice quietly issued new guidance on corporate compliance programs for companies implicated in misconduct.
Jones Day
On February 8, 2017, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") Fraud Section published a blueprint for assessing corporate compliance efforts, titled "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs"...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Pursuant to the FCA, the case was sealed for five years while the DOJ investigated the claims.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 26 October 2016, in Schueneman v. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the federal appeals court based in California reversed the lower court's dismissal of claims brought under the Exchange Act...
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, with links to primary resources.
Without fanfare or forewarning, the US Department of Justice released new anti-corruption compliance guidance on February 8, 2017. The eight page document provides rare insight into the government's evaluation of corporate compliance programs.
Carlton Fields
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Middle District of Florida (USAO-MDFL) prosecuted several civil health care fraud matters in 2016 and issued related press releases.
Ropes & Gray LLP
At the SEC Speaks 2017 conference, held in Washington, D.C. from February 24-25, 2017, senior SEC officials shared their observations about the SEC's Division of Enforcement's activity over the past year . . .
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