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New York State Department of Financial Services proposes comprehensive Bitcoin regulations
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

The New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") recently became the first state regulator to propose a regulatory framework for the


PCAOB proposes important changes to audit reports
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB") recently proposed new auditing standards that, if adopted, would substantially expand the


The future of admitting when settling SEC enforcement actions: some initial considerations
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 24 2013

Whether the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") should continue its longstanding policy of permitting enforcement action defendants to settle


Government's annual certification claims under the FCA take a hit in federal court in California in a case involving individual liability
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • November 8 2013

In a decision dated November 5, 2013, United States v. Reunion Mortgage, Inc., David Thayer and Kent Harvey, Case No. 13-02340 SBA (N.D. Ca.), a


The Department of Financial Services: New York's newest financial regulator
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • December 7 2011

A new financial regulator recently opened its doors for business in New York and instantly became a formidable agency with broad regulatory powers, including the authority to bring both criminal and civil law enforcement actions


FCPA year in review: 2014
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • February 6 2015

The biggest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") story of 2014 was that the cost of resolving an FCPA enforcement action has gone up. In a year in


Federal appellate court rules that the FCPA prohibits corrupt payments to certain foreign government-owned businesses
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 23 2014

For the first time since the enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), a federal appellate court has defined what constitutes an


SEC charges hedge fund manager and bond salesman in first insider trading case involving credit default swaps
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 28 2009

On May 5, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") brought an action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging the "the first insider trading enforcement action involving credit default swaps."


The SEC's first deferred prosecution agreement involving an individual: questions remain
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • January 29 2014

With much fanfare three years ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced a Cooperation Initiative as part of an overall effort to


FASB deliberations return to litigation contingency disclosures
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "Board") has returned to public deliberations on the sensitive subject of disclosures for litigation loss contingencies under Financial Accounting Standard ("FAS") 5