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Recent FCPA opinions provide insight into the scope of personal jurisdiction over foreign nationals

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2013

In recent years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have demonstrated an increased commitment to

Supreme Court to clarify “inquiry notice” standard for securities fraud statute of limitations

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 7 2009

Last month, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to clarify the much-litigated issue of when plaintiffs are deemed to have "inquiry notice" of their claims sufficient to trigger running of the statute of limitations for federal securities fraud claims

SEC charges Hank Greenberg and Howard Smith for roles in alleged AIG accounting violations

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2009

Today, the SEC announced that it had filed charges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against former AIG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Maurice “Hank” Greenberg and former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Howard Smith for their alleged involvement in “numerous improper accounting transactions that inflated AIG's reported financial results between 2000 and 2005.”

Alston & Bird prevails at summary judgment in Section 10(b)(5) claims by attacking plaintiffs’ expert opinion

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2009

In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled in favor of Defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a securities fraud class action in favor of Alston & Bird’s clients

SEC adopts Final Rules and guidance defining “security-based swap dealer” and “major security-based swap participant” in cross-border transactions

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2014

On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the first of a series of rules on cross-border security-based swap activities

Where the Rubber meets the road: Goodyear Tire agrees to pay $16 million to settle FCPA claims

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2015

On February 24, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had entered into a settlement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to

OSHA issues Final Rule implementing SOX whistleblower complaint procedures

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2015

On March 5, 2015, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Final Rule, more than three years in the

Office of Foreign Assets Control issues guidance regarding opening securities and futures accounts

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2008

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the division of the Treasury Department responsible for administering and enforcing economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security, has released guidance regarding the opening of securities and futures accounts

Tellabs, Inc v Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd - encouraging early dismissal of flawed shareholder complaints

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2008

Congress passed the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 12 years ago to curb abuses in securities fraud class actions

Summary judgment granted in two securities class actions for failure to establish loss causation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2008

Two courts recently granted summary judgment to defendants in federal securities cases based on the plaintiffs’ failure to establish loss causation