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From Frankfurt to behind American bars the story of Romano Pisciotti and its impact on executives working for companies involved in cartel behaviour

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • July 29 2014

In July 2014, yet another attempt by Romano Pisciotti to challenge his extradition from Germany to the United States on cartel charges failed when

Solicitor General addresses Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act and first-to-file questions, but urges the Supreme Court to deny certiorari

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 30 2014

On Monday, May 27, 2014, the Solicitor General filed an amicus curiae brief urging the Supreme Court not to review two critical and hotly disputed

Treasury department revisits anti-money laundering rules for investment advisers

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2011

In a long-awaited development, James H. Freis, Jr., Director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), announced at an anti-money laundering (“AML”) conference this week that FinCEN is “revisiting the topic of investment advisers” and drafting a rule proposal that would require certain investment advisers to establish and implement AML programs

Cooperating and getting a ‘full pass’ from the SEC: is ‘Seaboard’ still alive?

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

Since the United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced its new cooperation initiative in January 2010, the agency and its staff have created new programs designed to invite, incentivize, and reward cooperation

The SEC's whistleblower program: what the SEC has learned from the False Claims Act about avoiding whistleblower abuses and what FCA enforcement stands to learn from the SEC

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2011

The sweeping overhaul of the financial system in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) included provisions in Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Section 21F”) that required the SEC to pay substantial monetary awards to whistleblowers for disclosing alleged wrongdoing by publicly traded companies, financial services institutions, and other covered entities

Civil False Claims Act: DC Circuit's Verizon II decision strengthens the “first-to-file” bar and rejects the Fourth Circuit's reasoning in Carter

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

The False Claims Acts "first-to-file" jurisdictional bar serves an important gatekeeping function by preventing multiple, related qui tam lawsuits

Trustee of Madoff Investment Securities LLC denied extraterritorial recovery of transfers by foreign feeder funds to foreign investors

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2014

On July 6, 2014, in Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, the United States District Court for the

Facilitating payments under the FCPA: questions you must ask to avoid liability

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 15 2007

Every international business faces the issue of what to do when a foreign bureaucrat demands “a little something extra” for doing his job in a timely manner

Facilitating payments under the FCPA: questions you must ask to avoid liability

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2007

Every international business faces the issue of what to do when a foreign bureaucrat demands “a little something extra” for doing his job in a timely manner

US Supreme Court to resolve scienter standard in securities fraud cases

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 9 2007

On January 5, 2007, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case that will likely resolve the major unanswered issue under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”) what is the standard a plaintiff must meet to properly plead scienter (ie the intent to defraud) in a securities fraud case?