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Securities Litigation Alert: District Court Says Indirect Purchasers of Shares Can Bring Fraud Claims Against Private Company and its Officers

USA - April 26 2017 In a case with important implications for late-stage private companies, a federal magistrate judge ruled last week that investors in funds holding...

Michael S. Dicke.


SEC announces $30 million whistleblower award to non-U.S. resident

USA - September 27 2014 On Monday, September 22, 2014, the SEC announced that it expected to award between $30 and $35 million to a non-U.S. whistleblower who provided the...

Jennifer C. Bretan, Catherine Kevane, Susan S. Muck.


GlaxoSmithKline and five executives convicted of bribery in China

China, USA - September 24 2014 On Friday, September 19, 2014, a Chinese court found pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals in order to...

Felix S. Lee, Jay Pomerantz, Catherine Kevane.


Securities litigation alert: DOJ and SEC issue joint guidance on FCPA

USA - November 16 2012 The past several years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act....

Catherine Kevane, Susan S. Muck.


Securities litigation alert: In re Pacific Pictures: new Ninth Circuit decision may be kryptonite to claims of privilege under the selective waiver doctrine

USA - April 20 2012 Corporations subject to criminal and civil regulatory investigations have long grappled with the highly charged decision over whether to provide the government with privileged communications and attorney work product or whether to maintain those materials as privileged despite a governmental inquiry....

Jennifer C. Bretan, Christopher J. Steskal, Susan S. Muck.