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Increased risk of FCPA prosecution of foreign national executives of U.S. issuers: recent court decision allows open-ended statute of limitations and bases FCPA jurisdiction on email routed through US servers
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2013

A recent federal court decision highlights the increasing risk of prosecution for foreign national executives under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


Reading tea leaves after the Supreme Court’s Amgen securities litigation decision
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2013

On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Fund. In the decision, the Court


Foreign Corrupt Practices Act guidance released
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2012

The US Department of Justice released its long-awaited guidance regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) consisting of a 120-page Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act along with a two-page “Fact Sheet”


The Supreme Court holds that the “discovery rule” does not apply to SEC enforcement actions for financial penalties and affirms the dismissal of SEC claims as time-barred
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2013

In Gabelli v. SEC, No. 11-1274 (Feb. 27, 2013), a unanimous Supreme Court issued a much anticipated decision on the statute of limitations for civil


Second Circuit reverses convictions in data-theft prosecution and narrowly interprets federal criminal statutes with important intellectual property implications
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2012

In February 2012, following oral argument, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a brief order reversing Sergey Aleynikov’s convictions for violating the National Stolen Property Act, 18 U.S.C. 2314 (“NSPA”), and the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. 1832(b) (“EEA”), and stating a longer opinion would follow


Informants & Alberto Gonzalez: she swallowed the spider to catch the fly
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2009

In August, Albert Gonzalez was indicted for the theft of credit and debit card information from Hartland Payment Systems, the largest known breach of its kind, while awaiting trial for a similar attack against TJX, the second largest known breach of its kind


Security officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges for shredding evidence
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2009

Thomas Raffanello, global director of security for Stanford Financial Group (SFG), now faces charges of obstruction of justice based on claims that he directed employees at SFG's Fort Lauderdale office to shred evidence of fraud


Supreme Court limits scope of wire and mail fraud in Skilling v. United States
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2010

The Supreme Court last week, in the case of Skilling v United States and two companion cases, severely curtailed the reach of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes by confining the "intangible right of honest services" to only those schemes that involve bribes or kickbacks


Massachusetts Attorney General announces opening of new computer forensics lab
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2009

In a press release issued last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the opening of a "new, state-of-the-art Computer Forensics Lab in Boston" as part of the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Initiative


DOJ’s recent trend of prosecuting individuals for FCPA violations continues with longer prison sentences and increased fines
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

The longest prison term ever imposed in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) case -- fifteen years -- was recently given to Joel Esquenazi, former president of Terra Telecommunications Corporation, after a jury convicted him under the FCPA for bribes paid to officials at Haiti Teleco, a state-owned telecommunications agency