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False Claims Act ruling opens door to large damage awards

  • Saul Ewing LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an award of $24 million in penalties for violations of the False Claims Act

Foreign national's complaint about foreign law violations not "protected speech" under Sarbanes-Oxley

  • Hinshaw & Culbertson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

The general manager of the Columbian subsidiary of a Dutch publicly traded parent company reported alleged Columbian tax law violations by the

Federal court ruling raises questions about privileged nature of certain internal investigations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2014

On March 6, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. ("KBR") must produce

Internal investigations and legal professional privilege don’t get caught in the grey zone

  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • -
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • April 14 2014

By their very nature, reports of internal investigations can contain material which be extremely damaging in any subsequent litigation. Recent

SEC renews focus on insider trading in private company stock

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2011

On December 12, 2011, the SEC announced an enforcement proceeding that serves as a useful reminder that the federal laws against insider trading and misrepresentation apply as forcefully to private companies purchasing stock from employees and other shareholders as they do in the public company setting

U.S. District Court rules that results of internal investigations conducted in the ordinary course of business are not privileged and must be produced to whistleblower

  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

A recent decision by a federal district court raises concerns about the ability of companies to claim privilege over the results of internal

Responding to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2012

Sweeping new legislation that went into effect in California earlier this year requires qualifying companies to detail and publicly disclose the nature and scope of their corporate compliance efforts to eliminate human trafficking, slavery and child labor from their global supply chains

Second Circuit reinforces high pleading burden for director duty of oversight claims

  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2014

In Welch v. Havenstein, No. 13-2648-cv, 2014 WL 322055 (2d Cir. Jan. 30, 2014) (summary order), aff'g In re SAIC Inc. Derivative Litigation, 948 F

When is an internal investigation not privileged?

  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2014

Compliance programs have grown in importance along with the demands of new laws and regulations. These programs are increasingly seen as vital to

SEC charges KPMG with auditor independence violations

  • Cooley LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2014

The SEC has charged KPMG with violating the auditor independence rules. The investigation found that KPMG provided prohibited non-audit services