Mondaq USA: Criminal Law
McDermott Will & Emery
On March 20, 2017, the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi denied a motion to permanently seal the record of previously dismissed False Claims Act (FCA) claims.
Holland & Knight
Attorney LT Lafferty discusses Florida Gov. Scott taking away several murder cases from a prosecutor who is against the death penalty.
Reed Smith
These mailers included a request that the individuals return an approximately $25 "fee" to collect their cash prize.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Acting CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced the appointment of James McDonald as director of the agency's Enforcement Division.
WilmerHale
On 10 April 2017, the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement ("DPA") with Tesco Stores Limited ("Tesco Limited"), as part of which Tesco Limited will pay a £129 million financial penalty and the SFO's costs.
WilmerHale
An attorney with WilmerHale examines what legal commentators have called the overcriminalization of the U.S. Code. The former federal prosecutor discusses the best tactic for defense lawyers to tackle the problem, including by focusing less on critiques of Congress, and more on lobbying federal prosecutors on charging decisions.
Duane Morris LLP
On March 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General ("OIG") issued a 53-page resource guide on compliance program effectiveness, titled "Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide" ("Compliance Guide").
WilmerHale
On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice released a nine-page memorandum launching a one-year pilot program to reward companies that voluntarily self-report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Ropes & Gray LLP
This article will discuss patterns and key takeaways from the pilot program's first year.
Duane Morris LLP
Under the new Administration, we have been promised a new tone regarding how Government interfaces with the market.
Duane Morris LLP
Recently, this practice has expanded into the healthcare industry.
Duane Morris LLP
The Honeycutt brothers run an operation selling iodine to methamphetamine dealers. One brother makes $269,000 in total profits.
Holland & Knight
Since the start of the Trump Administration, there have been questions about whether President Donald Trump...
Orrick
This is the second in a series of posts where we will explore critical elements of a successful compliance program.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In a decision that is likely to fuel debate over what constitutes computer fraud for purposes of insurance coverage, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recently held...
Sedgwick LLP
Yesterday, we studied whether there's a constant relationship, year after year, between the ultimate result in civil cases and the lag time to a decision – the number of days from allowance of the PLA...
Duane Morris LLP
The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") released a report on March 29, 2017, faulting the DOJ for failing to systematically evaluate its forfeiture data to determine the extent to which seizures benefit law enforcement efforts or present potential risks to civil liberties.
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...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On March 23, 2017, SEC Chairman Nominee Jay Clayton testified before the Senate Banking Committee at his confirmation hearing.
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...
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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...
McDermott Will & Emery
The general counsel should anticipate questions from the board and its executive compensation committee from recent media coverage of executive compensation (especially in the nonprofit sector).
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
According to the latest memo, individuals with only an associate's degree may perform the role of Computer Programmer.
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Juanita Berry worked as Vice President of Major Accounts for Telamon Corporation, an Indiana telecommunications company. Using her relationship with AT&T...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As the healthcare industry moves towards value-based purchasing, pay-for-performance, and other payment reform models, industry leaders have identified federal fraud and abuse laws...
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
An article came out highlighting a new suit against a law firm. Suits against law firms are not particularly rare and don't make for compelling news.
Duane Morris LLP
Recently, this practice has expanded into the healthcare industry.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Practice Director Jonathan Grode assisted, along with Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. (FOF) and Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C. in the just announced settlement of claims brought by nine immigrant plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Last week, we covered a summary judgment decision holding that posts on the "Science-Based Medicine" blog were not "commercial speech" under the Lanham Act, and therefore the defendant...
Orrick
This is the second in a series of posts where we will explore critical elements of a successful compliance program.
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