Mondaq USA: Criminal Law
Duane Morris LLP
Recently, this blog has touched on how warfare between nations in the digital era includes cyberattacks.
Duane Morris LLP
Unsuspecting companies are in fact opening themselves up to substantial risk and penalties in multiple jurisdictions for activities in Vietnam.
In February 2014, the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, released the EU Anti- Corruption Report
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 3 April 2014, the new EU Directive on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime was signed.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Philadelphia partner Barry Gross has been quoted in several publications since the verdict in the high-profile case of USA v. Scarfo.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Thus far, 2014 has seen a trio of significant corporate prosecutions and several new individual cases.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Paul Daugerdas to 15 years in prison for tax evasion, mail fraud, and tax shelter fraud conspiracy.
Mayer Brown
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.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The Eleventh Circuit confirmed an extended scope of the FCPA prohibition on corrupt payments made to foreign officials in its ruling of May 2014.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
In the course of a federal criminal prosecution, clients often seek to cooperate with the government to obtain a better sentence.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The Eleventh Circuit set forth a test for evaluating when the executives and employees of a company owned by a government constitute ''foreign officials''.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A federal circuit court has provided guidance as to when an entity is an "instrumentality," such that its employees are "foreign officials" under the FCPA.
Mayer Brown
The US Supreme Court has unanimously held that federal prosecutors can use the federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344, against offenders in cases where a bank is not the intended target of a fraud.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kellogg Brown & Root v. United States ex rel. Carter, No. 12-1497, a case presenting two important issues under the False Claims Act (FCA).
Day Pitney LLP
The SEC charged the owner of a hedge fund with retaliating against an employee who in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act reported illegal trading activity.
Day Pitney LLP
On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, No. 13-317, 573 U.S. __ (2014) ("Halliburton").
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
The anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA prohibit payments to "foreign officials", which includes employees of a foreign government or an "instrumentality" of a foreign government.
Day Pitney LLP
When law enforcement officials execute warrants for electronic data, they usually create a mirror image of hard drives and other electronic storage media.
Hogan Lovells US LLP
The Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in United States v. Joel Esquenazi, et al, affirming the broad interpretation of what constitutes an "instrumentality" under the FCPA.
Mayer Brown
A proposed rule issued June 10 would extend pervasive requirements for reporting counterfeit, suspect, and nonconforming items to all contractors, as well as their subcontractors and suppliers doing business with any U.S. Government department or agency.
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Holland & Knight
FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery has addressed increasing concerns regarding casino compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, including tribal casinos.
Jones Day
Although the business community had hoped the Court would overrule Basic v. Levinson, and the presumption of reliance it created, the Court did not go so far.
Holland & Knight
The United States has blocked the assets of a number of senior Russian officials considered to be part of President Putin's inner circle.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The 2013 calendar year saw several significant developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Jones Day
The U.S. District Court for D.C. recently issued a significant decision in the context of resolving a motion to dismiss in a whistleblower suit brought against Lance Armstrong.
Arent Fox LLP
On June 27, 2014, the US Department of Justice intervened in a False Claims Act suit against Continuum Health Partners and the Mount Sinai Health System.
Mayer Brown
Today (June 23, 2014), the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community
Venable LLP
On October 26, 2013, the Washington Post reported that from 2008 to 2012, more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations disclosed hundreds of millions in losses attributed to theft, fraud, embezzlement, and other unauthorized uses of funds and organizational assets. According to a study cited by the Post, nonprofits and religious organizations suffer one-sixth of all major embezzlements, second only to the financial services industry.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Companies that make, authorize, or even promise bribes to foreign officials face the risk of criminal prosecution under U.S. law.
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