Topic: DOJ

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Framework, FCPA Enforcement, Marijuana Money, Food Safety

Enough is enough: on this day in 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, limiting presidents to two terms. Five things every in-house counsel should understand about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework… (King & Spalding) Are you listening to what the SEC is saying about the FCPA? (Aaron Tidman at Mintz Levin) Feds… Read more »

Feds To Banks: We Probably Won’t Bother You For Taking Marijuana Money…

“Although the guidance pursued an admirable goal, it fell remarkably short.” (Steven Eichorn) Earlier this month, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Department of Justice issued guidance intended to clarify the rules for banks that wish to provide financial services to legal marijuana businesses. The background, from attorneys Jay Baris and Oliver Ireland… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Priorities, Cybersecurity Lawsuits, H-1B Petitions, Knowledgeable Employees

On February 26, 1995, the UK’s oldest investment bank, Barings Bank, collapses when broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange. When the SEC Speaks, you should listen: highlights from the 2014 SEC Speaks Conference… (Perkins Coie) Will the Cybersecurity Framework open the door to a new wave of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: I-9 Investigations, FCPA Charges, UK Whistleblowers, Public Statements

Why did the chicken cross the road? To pick up a double-shot latte and a scone to go with her JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: I-9 investigations are at an all-time high… (Scott Bettridge at Akerman) Do the FCPA charges against a former Bechtel executive signal a new era of anti-corruption enforcement? (David Courchaine… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity Framework, Safe Harbor, LIBOR Administrator

On this day in 1801, an electoral college tie was resolved when the House of Representatives named Thomas Jefferson President of the United States, and Aaron Burr Vice-President. Anybody else think that would have been an interesting outcome for the Bush v. Gore election? Robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation are transforming the workplace. So what… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: BYOD Policies, Conflict Minerals, Cyber Crime, Class Actions

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Friday, after all… Unfortunately for employers, there is no boilerplate BYOD policy that will work for all situations… (Michelle Keogh at Snell & Wilmer) What if the key to overturning the SEC conflict minerals rule were the First Amendment? (Frank… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Energy Regulation, FCA Enforcers, Activist Investors, Government Surveillance

Happy birthday, Department of Homeland Security! An appeals court just confirmed that Daniel Rochow is entitled to a $3.8 million payment stemming from the denial of his ERISA benefits… (Robert Shaw and Mark Thomas at Williams Mullen) EPA regulation, Tier 3 & 4 standards, carbon capture, and other top energy and environmental regulatory issues to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Financial Employers, Bitcoin Payments, Net Neutrality

Be the first on your block to get email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up here. Yes, you need insurance for data breaches – because it’s not of a question of “if,” but “when”… (Roberta Anderson at K&L Gates) Pay disputes, whistleblower programs, and other hot topics for employers in the financial… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proprietary Trading, Employee Training, Bazaarvoice Acquisition, Legal Marijuana

How do we celebrate Friday? Hot coffee, cheese danish, and a double-shot of the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a comprehensive look at the restrictions on bank proprietary trading in the Volcker Rule… (Maureen Donley, Stacy Kanter, and Laura Kaufmann Belkhayat at Skadden Arps) Why train employees on how to avoid sexual harassment and other… Read more »

Court Rules Bazaarvoice Acquisition of Rival Violates Antitrust Laws

“As in many past merger cases, unhelpful internal documents played a decisive role.’” (Shearman & Sterling) Now you own it, now you don’t… Earlier this month, an appeals court sided with the Department of Justice, ruling that online ratings and review company Bazaarvoice’s acquisition of rival PowerReviews violated US anti-competition laws. The background, from attorneys… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: JPMorgan Fine, Volcker Rule, Computer Fraud, Nondiscrimination Tests

Pity the lowly Thursday, sandwiched between Hump Day and TGIF, the day everyone wants to get through so they can start the weekend. But Thursday it is – until tomorrow at least – and that means another JD Supra Corporate Brief: JPMorgan has agreed to pay more than $2 billion for its role in Bernie… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber-Attack Technology, Anti-Corruption Landscape, D&O Safety Net, Health Care Enforcement

115 years ago today, the Pemberton Medicine Company – now known as the Coca-Cola Company – was incorporated. Drink up! Are your risk factor disclosures and forward looking statements adequate for today’s cyber-attack technology? (Tracy Crum and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) In recent years there has been dramatic change to the global anti-corruption landscape… (Shanti… Read more »

Insider Trading in 2013: It Was The Best of Years, It Was The Worst of Years…

“In 2013, the SEC filed 43 insider trading actions […] and DOJ brought criminal charges involving insider trading against 20 individuals or entities.” (Morrison & Foerster) Last year was another year in aggressive insider trading enforcement, write attorneys at Morrison & Foerster in their comprehensive 2013 Insider Trading Annual Review. Some highlights on the year:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Transfers, Financial Settlements, Insider Trading, Transfer Pricing

We’ve come a long way, baby: on this day in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Are your software transfers compliant with U.S. economic sanctions? (Jeffrey Richardson at Miller Canfield) Should the power of federal regulators and prosecutors to impose financial settlements for white collar crimes be limited? (Lawrence Bader at Morvillo… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to FCPA Activity in 2013

From attorneys at Shearman & Sterling, an impressive 744-page digest of 2013 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, official communications, and trends: “Last year, we noted that 2012 had been ‘a fairly slow time’ in terms of corporate enforcement actions, with twelve enforcement actions against corporations. 2013 was slower still, with only nine corporate enforcement actions.… Read more »