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Second Circuit limits “tippee” insider trading liability

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2014

In United States v. Newman, No. 13-1837 (2d Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the 2013

Second Circuit affirms tippee liability

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2014

On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a decision regarding an insider trading case that affirmed the elements to prove

DOJ issues opinion, provides (some) comfort on successor liability

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2014

In a recent Opinion Procedure Release (OPR), Number 14-02, the U.S. Department of Justice expressly limited successor liability for a US company

Take the mansion, but leave the thriller jacket: DOJ settles with Equatorial Guinea veep for $30 million in assets bought with corrupt proceeds

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • Africa, USA
  • -
  • November 6 2014

On October 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a civil settlement with Teodoro (“Teddy”) Nguema Obiang, Vice President of

Recent developments in cases dealing with the False Claims Act’s first-to-file and public disclosure bars

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2014

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733, enables whistleblowersalso known as qui tam relators to file fraud suits on

The secret to starting a cross-border investigation

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

They come without notice and under the cover of night. They are sometimes in unmarked envelopes or conveyed through whispered phones calls and very

Arab Bank found liable for transactions under the Anti-Terrorism Act

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2014

On September 22, 2014, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank, Jordan's largest lender, guilty of violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act for providing

Beyond the checklist: seven keys to effective trade due diligence

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2014

Anti-corruption due diligence can be vexing even in the best of conditions; it is often made more complicated by time and business pressures that

Recent remarks by officials reinforce DOJ’s focus on criminal fraud investigations and prosecutions of culpable individuals

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2014

In a trio of speeches given at separate events on September 17, 2014, Department of Justice ("DOJ") officials announced new initiatives and points of

Who’s a “foreign official”? Supreme Court could clarify key FCPA term

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2014

On August 14, 2014, Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking clarification of