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M&A and Corporate Governance Newsletter-Fall 2014

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 18 2014

On November 4, 2014, the district court in Allergan, Inc. v. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int'l, Inc., Case No. SACV 14-1214 (C.D. Cal.) ruled on

Common mistakes, problems and concerns companies face during implementation and maintenance of corporate compliance programs

  • Burr & Forman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2014

An effective corporate compliance program is an essential component of internal controls for uncovering and preventing ethical lapses and criminal

Changing regulatory regime necessitates new solutions to an old problem: 5 elements critical to an anti-fraud compliance program

  • DLA Piper LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

US government regulators have become more aggressive in their detection and enforcement of fraud against the government. One of the key tools they

Responding to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act

  • Holland & Knight LLP
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  • 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

SEC's new focus on accounting fraud raises risks for public companies

  • Faegre Baker Daniels
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2013

The SEC is ramping up its enforcement efforts regarding accounting and disclosure fraud. On July 2, 2013, the agency announced its creation of a

SEC renews focus on insider trading in private company stock

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • 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

Financial services update November 10 2014 judicial developments

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 10 2014

On November 4th, a U.S. District Court partially granted Allergan's motion for a preliminary injunction. Allergan seeks to enjoin defendants from

Goldman Sachs case: know and understand your corporate by-laws concerning legal fees

  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2014

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has recently garnered a lot of press on the ongoing litigation on former Goldman programmer and Vice President Sergey

Trifurcation of trial results in reversal of gross negligence finding against accounting firm

  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 20 2010

In 2004, Banco Espirito Santo International and two of its affiliates (collectively, “Banco”) sued BDO Seidman, L.L.C. (“BDO”), an international accounting firm, claiming that BDO negligently audited one of its former clients, E.S. Bankest L.L.C. (“Bankest”), which had perpetrated a loan-fraud scheme against Banco

The Second Circuit reinstates a securities fraud suit against Grant Thornton involving its audit of Winstar Communications’ 1999 financial statements

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2012

On July 19, 2012, the Second Circuit vacated a district court order granting summary judgment in favor of Grant Thornton LLP (“GT”) in a securities fraud action arising from GT’s audit of Winstar Communications, Inc.’s 1999 financial statements