Topic: Anti-Corruption

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HSR Compliance, WTO Disputes, NLRB Appointees, FERC Fines

This Friday? Iced coffee to go with your JD Supra Corporate Brief. And no need to heat up that scone… Awesome video: assignment in a merger / change of control, by Richard Hsu (Shearman & Sterling) Those Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements? Turns out the feds are serious about compliance… (Morrison & Foerster) Less than one year… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Drug Pricing in China, Corruption in Brazil, Climate Change in Congress, Antitrust Law in Europe

A Friday in July and you’re reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Does it get any better? China is questioning 60 pharmaceutical companies about their drug pricing (Dechert) Myriad is going on the litigation offensive to protect its BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents (MBHB) Even the ITC is targeting patent trolls… (Duane Morris) Companies operating in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Patents, China Investments, Employment Visas, FCPA Violations

Happy birthday, Atticus Finch: On this day in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was first published. Read it again to celebrate! What’s new in the world of software patents? Plenty! (K&L Gates) The Basel Committee wonders if international financial regulatory systems have become too complex. Really. (Shipkevich) Want to challenge a patent? Here… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Trade Secrets, Foreign Investment, Drug Safety Regulation, Consumer Data and Other Matters…

Laws to protect trade secrets in China have been around for nearly two decades, write attorneys in Orrick’s Trade Secrets Group. Nevertheless, the best way to protect your valuable corporate information is to never let it fall into the wrong hands: “Due to the difficulty proving and obtaining effective remedies for trade secret misappropriation, it… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Regulation, Genetic Discrimination, SEC Regulation, Seed Patents

Another day, another JD Supra Corporate Brief. Ain’t life grand? More regulation equals more benefits for global businesses (Reed Smith) Planning to buy cloud-based services? Read this first (Sands Anderson) The EEOC just settled its first ever complaint alleging genetic discrimination under GINA (but it probably won’t be the last…) (Proskauer) Our view: any rule… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Counterfeit Electronic Parts, Japanese Automobile Duties, Board Member Misconduct, Employer Patent Rights

Taking the A Train into the office? Take the JD Supra Corporate Brief with you: How to lead a corporation in crisis? Go light on the consensus building and democratic decision-making… (Bloomberg Law) Is your anti-corruption compliance program as good as Ralph Lauren’s? (Polsinelli) Counterfeit electronic parts in the supply chain are a problem for… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Congressional Requests, Independent Directors, Conflict Minerals, Class Actions

In-house lawyers, this brief’s for you… Our latest feature: the JD Supra Corporate Brief – a daily wrap-up of timely law news, compiled with in-house counsel in mind. Read it here on the Corporate Law Report every morning, or get it delivered directly to your email. As always, we’d love to hear what you think.… Read more »

Recent Lawsuits Outline Rules for Prosecuting Foreign Nationals Under the FCPA

“The [Straub] decision … highlights the very broad reach sought by US authorities for the FCPA, and the risk that foreign national executives may find themselves facing FCPA enforcement actions in the United States based on minimal contacts with the United States, including their use of electronic communications services based in or routed through the… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use… Now

Happy Valentine’s Day, and welcome to the latest edition of the Corporate Law Report. You know what to do: Watch the video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary below>> Latest Need-to-Know… H-1Bs for FY 2014 – Fowler White Boggs P.A. Petitioners File Opening Brief… Read more »

What Stands Out In the SEC & DOJ’s New Guide to FCPA Compliance?

“Although much of the guidance walks through established DOJ and SEC positions and practices, the [Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act] does, through the use of real-world examples and detailed hypotheticals, provide more concrete direction than was previously available.” (Foley Hoag) Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department… Read more »

DOJ and SEC Publish Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The long-awaited federal guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is out. Published by the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the 130-page guide provides an in-depth look at both the law and the way that government officials are enforcing it. See for… Read more »

New UK Bribery Act Rules Reveal Tougher Stance on Corruption

On October 9, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) published new guidelines for the UK Bribery Act, setting the stage for significantly stricter enforcement of the anti-bribery law. Raymond Sweigart of law firm Pillsbury explains: “The SFO now says that it will prosecute under the Bribery Act based primarily on the statute itself rather than… Read more »

Pfizer Settles FCPA Charges for $60 Million

[Link: The Pfizer DPA Enhanced Compliance Obligations-the New Normal? by Thomas Fox] Earlier this month, global pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. agreed to pay $60 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle charges that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. From law firm Warner Norcross… Read more »

SEC Enforcement, Oversight, and Authority: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, a roundup of updates on the topic of SEC enforcement, organized into three broad categories: enforcement actions, oversight and authority, and procedures. Enforcement Actions “District of Columbia Circuit Vacates SEC Default Order for Failure to Apply Rule Consistently” in Inside the Courts: An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher… Read more »

Doing Business in China: a JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, recent legal advisories on a broad range of corporate issues related to doing business in and with China: China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Makes it Easier to Sue in Cases of Anti-Competitive Conduct (McDermott Will & Emery) “Recently, the Supreme People’s Court of China issued final rules to build a working framework for civil… Read more »