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Mayer Brown
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).
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On April 5, 2016, the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section launched a one-year Pilot Program that invites companies to self-report potential violations...
McDermott Will & Emery
The relator in Bennett alleged that the defendant, Biotronik, paid doctors to enroll patients in studies that lacked scientific and medical value, as a result of which doctors prescribed Biotronik's cardiac devices.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On Monday April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States v. Shaw, a closely watched case out of the Ninth Circuit addressing the bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344.
McDermott Will & Emery
On April 7, a Texas jury handed a victory to Abbott Laboratories in a 10-year False Claims Act litigation battle with the relator concerning the off-label use of its products by physicians.
Fox Rothschild LLP
It has been well-established that abuse in the home can include people and pets.
Proskauer Rose LLP
What happens in the jury room, stays in the jury room. Except when it doesn't.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
On April 5, 2016, in a memorandum entitled Fraud Section's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance, the DOJ's Fraud Section unveiled an initiative to encourage voluntary self-reporting in FCPA cases.
The ultimate impact of the new policy, which is being previewed as a one-year "pilot," is unknown.
Dentons (US)
On April 5, 2016, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section issued a nine-page memorandum describing a one-year pilot program designed to entice companies to voluntarily self-report FCPA violations and cooperate with the DOJ.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Companies should pay attention to the Weissmann Memo because the DOJ is increasing its FCPA unit by 50%, and the FBI now has three new squads with special agents devoted to FCPA investigations and prosecutions.
Jones Day
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (the "DOJ"), Fraud Section released The Fraud Section's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance (the "Guidance")...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In early March, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky sentenced Louis Brothers of Kentucky to nearly eight years in prison and required that he forfeit $1.1 million in net proceeds from the illegal activities.
McDermott Will & Emery
In late March, three major health care trade associations filed amicus briefs in support of the defendant-appellees in U.S. ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Community, et al., Record No. 15-2145 (4th Cir.).
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On April 5, 2016, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, who heads the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced a new "FCPA pilot program" designed to motivate companies...
The first step describes enhanced resources being brought to bear in FCPA cases by increasing the DOJ and FBI resources assigned to the FCPA beat.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Jeffrey M. Pollock is featured in the New Jersey Law Journal article, "Cahill Gordon, BASF Can't Escape Asbestos Fraud Suit."
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The SEC said that Novartis also conducted its own comprehensive investigation into these matters and implemented accompanying remedial measures.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On March 22, Jose Shiera Bastidas (Shiera), a Miamiarea businessman who owns multiple U.S. energy companies, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and to commit wire fraud...
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McDermott Will & Emery
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Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
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Shearman & Sterling LLP
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Duane Morris LLP
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