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SEC's attack on confidentiality agreements

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

Keeping its promise announced last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2015, released a cease-and-desist order ("Order"

DOJ charges former federal agents with Bitcoin wire fraud and money laundering

  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2015

On March 30, the DOJ filed a criminal complaint against two former federal agents on charges of wire fraud and money laundering of digital currency

SEC uses books and records and internal control regulations to extend reach of actions beyond fraud

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2015

Last year, we predicted that the SEC would increase its use of administrative proceedings to enforce strict liability violations such as books and

SEC takes first enforcement action involving employee agreement restricting disclosures to government

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission made good on its promise to crack down on employment-related agreements that it believes improperly restrict

Enforcing confidentiality policies: are there any secrets?

  • Ice Miller LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2015

Two federal agencies, the National Labor Relations Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission, engaged in recent actions that, while unrelated

SEC brings first-of-its-kind action for confidentiality agreement that discourages whistleblowing

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

Approximately a year ago, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP issued a client update regarding statements made by the Chief of the SEC's Office of the

The Fifth Circuit shifts the risk of doing business with fraudulent enterprises to trade creditors

  • Dechert LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2015

When a debtor pays the market cost for goods and services provided to it by third-party vendors, these payments normally cannot be recovered as

SEC cracks down on "impeding whistleblowers" through confidentiality agreements

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2015

On April 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") brought its first enforcement action based on confidentiality agreements that the SEC

The FCPA mandate in a nutshell

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

As discussed in our Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) overview, automotive companies participating in international business must be mindful of

SEC brings first enforcement action warning employers against imposing confidentiality terms that could deter whistleblowers

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2015

On April 1, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission brought its first enforcement action against a company for asking employees to agree to