Mondaq USA: Criminal Law
Dentons (US)
Current trends show that more and more US lawyers and compliance personnel will find that their work increasingly concentrates on cross-border or foreign conduct.
Blank Rome LLP
Given the aggressive anti-corruption investigations in the U.S. and abroad, companies are well advised to adequately develop and implement a robust compliance program...
Ford & Harrison LLP
As multinational employers are aware, compliance with the anti-corruption laws of different jurisdictions can be complicated.
McGuireWoods LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court denied an August 14, 2014, petition for writ of certiorari by Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriquez, former owners of Terra Communications.
Orrick
The DOJ and SEC have successfully advocated the theory that state-owned or state-controlled entities should qualify as instrumentalities of a foreign government under the FCPA.
Fox Rothschild LLP
We recently blogged here and here about the DOJ’s blatant and increasingly harsh use of leverage against pleading defendants to force their waiver of important rights attendant to the sentencing and appeal process.
Ropes & Gray LLP
In United States ex rel. Customs Fraud Investigations, LLC v. Victaulic Co., a federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently dismissed claims alleging that the defendant mismarked foreign-made pipe fittings in violation of the False Claims Act ("FCA").
Andrews Kurth LLP
On October 7, 2014, Twitter, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking permission to publicly disclose details about legal requests from the U.S. government regarding its customers.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Securities and Exchange Commission for the first time brought charges against a broker-dealer for failure to adequately protect against insider trading by its employees.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
DOJ officials announced new initiatives and points of emphasis in the Government’s ongoing efforts to hold corporations and corporate officers criminally liable.
Reed Smith
The U.S. Supreme Court chose not to take an appeal regarding a vague and potent provision of the United States’ international bribery statute, the FCPA.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Ropes & Gray government enforcement partners discuss the U.S. Government’s accelerating criminal trade secrets theft enforcement.
Day Pitney LLP
In a speech at New York University School of Law, outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder outlined his agency's broad-based attack on financial fraud.
WilmerHale
United States law guarantees trafficking victims mandatory criminal restitution, but a new report shows that the justice system is failing to provide legally required restitution to victims in nearly two-thirds of cases
Fenwick & West LLP
A Chinese court found pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals in order to increase sales of the company’s products in China.
Venable LLP
Although such subpoenas are common in white-collar investigations, they present daunting tasks for companies that are unfamiliar with federal criminal or regulatory inquiries.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Cases resulting in economic sanctions and enforcement actions by (criminal) supervisory authorities related to RMBS are settled fairly regularly.
McGuireWoods LLP
FinCEN has reached an agreement with a casino official permanently barring him from working in financial institutions as a result of his willful violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Michael Pizzi has filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court to force Gov. Rick Scott to order him reinstated after his acquittal on public corruption charges.
Day Pitney LLP
Despite the government's hopes, the statute-of-limitations tolling provision of its cooperation agreements is strictly construed, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in United States v. Mergen.
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Veridyne Corp., an 8(a) small business concern, was subject to fraud and false statement claims by the U.S. Department of Transportation (UDOT) for undervaluing an estimate to perform a task order contract extension.
Mayer Brown
Audit Committees have seen their responsibilities increase dramatically in 2014.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The SEC announced the settlement of charges under the FCPA against Smith & Wesson for violations involving payments to Pakistani, Turkish and Indonesian officials.
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.
Mayer Brown
A Chicago federal grand jury has indicted Michael Coscia, formerly a registered floor trader and sole owner of Panther Energy Trading LLC, for allegedly violating the anti-spoofing provision of the Commodity Exchange Act ..
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Cases resulting in economic sanctions and enforcement actions by (criminal) supervisory authorities related to RMBS are settled fairly regularly.
Mayer Brown
Today the Supreme Court began a new term. The Court does not often hear cases involving government contracts, but this may be a notable year for contractors at the Court.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The 2013 calendar year saw several significant developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Day Pitney LLP
In a speech at New York University School of Law, outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder outlined his agency's broad-based attack on financial fraud.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A False Claims Act suit can be a company’s worst nightmare, as it may result in large settlements and awards on account of the statute’s trebled damages provision.
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