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Halliburton case could affect consumer class actions

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2014

In an article published in the fall of 2013, we examined certain class actions filed against Anheuser-Busch In Bev in which plaintiffs accuse the

Three former employees of direct access partners plead guilty to FCPA and related charges

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2013

On August 30, the Justice Department announced that three former employees of a New York-based broker-dealer, Direct Access Partners (DAP), entered

Supreme Court of the United States analyzes standard for statute of limitations for securities fraud actions

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2010

The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued a decision regarding application of the statute of limitations for securities fraud actions

Alston & Bird prevails by obtaining dismissal with prejudice

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2009

Alston & Bird (“A&B”) obtained a dismissal with prejudice in a recent case of great significance to an industry plagued by a wave of class action filings

First FCPA enforcement action of the year highlights government focus on high-risk industries and countries

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

In the first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action of the year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on February

DOJ and SEC’s resource guide on the FCPA provides important guidance to companies doing business abroad

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2012

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly released their long-anticipated guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA

SEC Inspector General reports on timing of SEC's Goldman suit

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2010

On Wednesday, the SEC's Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report clearing the SEC of accusations that its decision to bring a fraud case against Goldman Sachs, as well as the timing of its decision to do so, were influenced by a political agenda

SEC files complaint charging fraud by 10 brokers in selling collateralized mortgage obligations

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the filing of a civil suit in which it alleges fraudulent activity by 10 brokers associated with a now-defunct California based investment firm

New ruling broadens “whistleblower” definition for Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation claims

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2012

A U.S. district court judge from the District of Connecticut ruled last week that individuals who make disclosures that are required or protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (SEA) may also qualify as whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provisions, regardless of how those disclosures were made

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