Topic: white collar crime

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, eDiscovery Trends, Leadership Traits, Big Data

On this day in 1942, Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile. The SEC has promised to get tough on enforcement. This is what it might look like… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it… (Josh Beser at JD Supra Perspectives) 5 eDiscovery Trends to Watch in… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Search Warrants, Cyber Attacks, Year-end Bonuses

No need to wait for the New Year – you can sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Yours, mine, and ours: ownership of business social media accounts still unresolved… (Anelia Delcheva and Aaron Rubin at Morrison & Foerster) You can never be too prepared to respond to a search… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, Broker-Dealers, Graphene Inventions, Arbitration Agreements

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup. It’s Friday after all, and the world can wait while you sip your coffee and read your JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big data creates big dangers for consumer privacy, says the FTC chair… (Ropes & Gray) Here’s one lawyer’s take on the evolution of white collar crime prosecution over… Read more »

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: SEC Violations, Payday Lending, NFL Licensing, Cloud Computing

Heading back to the office on a Monday morning can be tough. That’s where coffee and the JD Supra Corporate Brief come in… It’s getting harder and harder to “neither admit nor deny” SEC violations… (Holland & Knight) The SEC has a new partner in corporate crime-fighting… (DLA Piper) New York is mounting an aggressive… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Collection, Background Checks, Two-Step Acquisitions, Securities Fraud

On the go? Get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox, every weekday morning. Sign up here. New guidance from the Digital Advertising Alliance sets forth specific requirements for the collection and use of data from mobile devices… (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) Financial institutions that use criminal background checks to screen job… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Electronic Discovery, Steven Cohen, Joint Ventures, Spoofing Cheetah

Yes, it’s Monday. But a good cup of coffee, a blueberry scone, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief can help… Who should pay the costs of electronic discovery? It depends on where you ask… (Cullen and Dykman) Interesting perspective on the charges against Steven Cohen from a former staff attorney at the SEC… (Brooks Pierce)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Detentions, HIPAA Policies, Compounding Pharmacies, Club Deals

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and you’ll never go hungry for reading material again! The key lesson for multinationals from China’s arrest and detention of four GSK employees? Update your anti-corruption programs… (K&L Gates) Worried that the Supreme Court’s ruling against “pay to delay” agreements in Actavis could expose… 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 »

What Wal-Mart’s Mexican Bribery Scandal Means to Corporate Compliance & the FCPA

(Wal-Mart Bribery Allegations: Initial Impressions by Thomas Fox) In a stunning revelation this weekend, the New York Times reported on millions of dollars in bribes spent by Wal-Mart de Mexico – and covered up by Wal-Mart’s board and senior management – to support the unit’s rapid expansion to market dominance in Mexico. If the allegations… Read more »

5 Characteristics of an Effective Corporate Compliance Program

Any corporation whose business extends beyond United States borders must have a comprehensive and effective compliance program to address the rules of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – and, for that matter, any additional corruption regulations in countries where they conduct business. But a good program is more than a set of rules, it’s a… Read more »

FBI Use of Wiretaps in White Collar Investigations: A Radical Decision

From news provider Bloomberg Law, a video interview with Richard Holwell, the judge in the insider trading trial of Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam. Holwell shares his insight on trends in white collar investigations, the growing FBI reliance on wiretaps to catch insider trading, privacy rights, and more. Rajaratnam Judge: Wiretaps in Insider Trading Cases are… Read more »