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Financial services update July 21 2014 industry news
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2014

On July 18th, Risk.net recounted former SEC Chair Harvey Pitt's proposal for resolving concerns that U.S. firms are avoiding U.S. oversight of their


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

The SEC recently announced two high-profile Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") cases. The first involved the Ralph Lauren Corporation, where the


Ten year officer and director bar affirmed
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

On May 14th, the Second Circuit affirmed the ten year officer and director ban imposed against Brent Bankosky, a senior director at Takeda


SEC announces enforcement actions for violations of the stock acquisitionaward requirements of Section 16(a)
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2014

This was widely reported in the business press (including a mention on the front page of The Wall Street Journal) yesterday, but in case you missed


Financial services update May 14 2014 judicial developments
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2014

On May 8th, a U.S. District Court held that the chief risk officer of an insurance company could sue her employer for violations of the


US senators Warren, Coburn introduce Truth in Settlements Act to make federal agency settlements more transparent
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2014

On 8 January 2014, US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tom Coburn introduced a new bill, the Truth in Settlements Act, that would require federal


BHP Billiton announces further details of anti-corruption investigation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2013

On 16 August 2013, BHP Billiton published an announcement that it had received a request from the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for


San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2014

On February 17, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee signed the Fair Chance Ordinance (Ordinance), restricting the use of criminal background checks in


Retailer whistleblower victory
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2014

As reported in our March 2012 issue, a multitude of whistleblower suits were filed, by an opportunistic Chicago based law firm in the wake of the


US DOJ announces enforcement action against former CEOs and general counsel of Petro Tiger
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2014

On 6 January 2014, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges against two former CEOs of PetroTiger Ltd., a British Virgin Islands oil and