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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

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

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

Federal government and SEC charge former chairman of major mortgage lender with multiple counts of fraud and related TARP scheme

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

Today, members of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force announced a 16-count indictment for Lee Bentley Farkas (Farkas), the former chairman of a private mortgage lending company, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), for "his alleged role in a more than $1.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of Colonial Bank, one of the 50 largest banks in the United States in 2009, and TBW, one of the largest privately held mortgage lending companies in the United States" in 2009

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

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

Backdating claims dismissed where plaintiffs could not plead demand futility as to board in place at the time of the filing of the amended complaint

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2008

In a shareholder derivative action, the plaintiff-shareholder is not permitted to pursue claims on behalf of the corporation without first making a demand on the company’s board of directors or pleading with particularity that such a demand should be excused as futile

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