Topic: FCPA

What All Multinationals Can Learn from the Glaxo China Trouble

“This is the first time that the Chinese have enforced their domestic anti-corruption laws against western corporations doing business in China. It makes clear that doing business the ‘old fashioned way’ in China through bribery and corruption will no longer be tolerated.” (Thomas Fox) The story is unfortunately all too common – major multinational accused… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Photocopier Secrets, FATCA Effects, Cloud Cybersecurity, Anti-Kickback Statutes

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: there’s a long weekend coming up. The law news: What happens in your photocopier better not stay in your photocopier… (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) Will FATCA do more harm than good? (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph) The NIST cloud computing cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies provide a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Law: China Princelings, Ethical Practices, FRAND Disputes, Venture Financings

Wednesdays get a raw deal: the spelling / pronunciation discord, the embarrassing “hump day” nickname, those orphaned mid-week holidays… But it’s not all bad – they also get their own JD Supra Corporate Brief: So what’s the big deal about hiring “princelings” in China, anyway? (Michael Volkov) As it turns out, a state insurance commissioner’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sun Capital, Foreign Investment, China Copyrights, Effective Compliance

It’s Friday, and the weekend’s not far behind. Sounds like a good reason to celebrate, with the JD Supra Corporate Brief! An appeals court just found that PE fund Sun Capital was engaged in a “trade or business” in a ruling that could have drastic implications for the private equity industry… (JD Supra Contributors) Lawmakers… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Unsigned Agreements, Data Protection, Consumer Products, George Costanza

Go on – shake it up a little. Read the JD Supra Corporate Brief from the bottom up: Everything you always wanted to know about data protection laws of the world: a 365-page handbook (DLA Piper) Should the average business give a .crap about the new generic Top Level Domains? (Field Law) “A signature is… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Insurance, UK Bribery Act, 3D Printing Battles, Undercover FBI Operation

No, you’re not dreaming: the new JD Supra Corporate Brief really is here. On the market for cyber risk insurance? This update will help (Sherman & Howard) The UK government is considering changes to the UK bribery act that would decriminalize facilitation payments for small and medium businesses (Pillsbury) A new set of US Iran… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Total’s Bribery, Trade Secrets, IP Rights, Iran Sanctions

You can put away your umbrellas now – it’s June. Happy reading! Who remembers what went on in the 90s? The SEC, apparently… (Brooks Pierce) Want to make sure your trade secrets are protected? You’ll have to take the first step… (Venable) It is possible to maintain the confidentiality of competitively valuable information during a… Read more »

How Are You Protecting Your Global Business? 7 Crucial Items For Your Checklist…

As you know, going global exposes an organization to a broad range of unfamiliar legal, financial, and regulatory risks that can prove costly to both reputation and revenues. What are you doing to protect your international business? Here are seven activities that should be on your checklist: 1. Set up an anti-bribery compliance program: “In… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Minimum Contact, CEO Depositions, Chapter 11, Cybersecurity Update

Law news on the go: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s the perfect companion for the morning’s commute, particularly when enjoyed with a blueberry scone and a large cappuccino… “Minimum contact” can mean the difference between the second-highest penalty in FCPA history and an acquittal… (Saul Ewing) Even the most senior corporate officers – CEO,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Voting, Intern Lawsuits, 401(k) Audits, Internal Investigations

Memorial Day: the unofficial start of summer, backyard grilling, lounging at the beach, and more. We hope you had a good holiday. Now get back to work… What’s the going rate for an early look at proxy voting results? (Leonard, Street and Deinard) Former Hearst interns cannot be certified into a class action, but don’t… Read more »

Feds Take FCPA Fight to Wall Street

U.S. regulators just took the fight against bribery and corruption to a new arena: Wall Street. Attorneys John Goselin and Mauro Wolfe of Duane Morris explain: “On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York unsealed extraordinary criminal charges against two registered representatives of a U.S. broker-dealer and a… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report – On SEC News

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>> 1. Gabelli v. SEC: Supreme Court in Gabelli: Clock Starts Ticking When Fraud Occurs, Not When It’s Discovered –… Read more »

The SEC Speaks. Are You Listening?

“SEC Chairman Elisse Walter … remarked that the SEC should work to give investors access to information and protect them from unnecessary risks such as fraud, market manipulation, insider trading and market structure failures, but should not discourage all risk-taking, in order to allow for continued growth in public offerings.” (Katten Muchin Rosenman) In late… Read more »