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Add importers to those facing expanding whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2015

On February 12, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that three U.S.-based importers had agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve a

Siemens whistleblower complaint underscores need for "top-down" anti-corruption compliance

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

In 2008, Siemens AG paid $800 million to settle charges that it had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which generally prohibits bribery of

Recent developments in cases dealing with the False Claims Act’s first-to-file and public disclosure bars

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2014

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733, enables whistleblowersalso known as qui tam relators to file fraud suits on

SEC Co-Chief of Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit identifies 2015 exam priorities for hedge and private equity funds

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2015

On November 18, 2014, Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief of the Division of Enforcement's Asset Management Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the

How to turn a bankruptcy reorganization into an insider trading charge

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2011

In In re Washington Mutual, Inc., No. 08-12229 (MFW), 2011 WL 4090757 (Bankr. D. Del. Sept. 13, 2011), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware denied confirmation of debtor Washington Mutual, Inc.’s (“WaMu”) plan of reorganization

Second Circuit reaffirms continued use of the "knowing possession" causation standard in Rajaratnam insider trading case

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2013

In United States v. Rajaratnam, No. 11-4416-CR, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 12885 (2d Cir. June 24, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second

Ninth Circuit holds that district courts may reject, but may not select, lead plaintiffs' counsel in class actions brought under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

In In re Cohen, No. 09-70378, 2009 WL 3681701 (9th Cir. Nov. 5, 2009), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed an order by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California that rejected co-lead plaintiff’s selection of counsel and instead appointed a firm selected by the district court

Second Circuit applies Morrison to criminal prosecution under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2013

In United States v. Vilar, Case Nos. 10-521(L), 10-580(CON), 10-4639(CON), 2013 WL 4608948 (2d Cir. Aug. 30, 2013), the United States Court of

Cherry-picking & soft dollars

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

In a decision issued on August 5, 2014 in an administrative proceeding (the "Decision"), J.S. Oliver Capital Management, L.P. And Ian O. Mausner were

Add importers to those facing expanding whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

On February 12, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that three U.S.-based importers had agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve a