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Civil False Claims Act & FIRREA : DOJ’s New Civil Penalty Amounts Are Cause for Concern
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

On Wednesday, the Justice Department took the first step to implementing a major increase in monetary penalties for violations of the civil False


New York Department of Financial Services Proposed Rule to Increase AML and Sanctions Compliance Requirements
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2016

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has recently proposed a new anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism regulation that would


Search warrants for business premises: a practical guide for preparation
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

In connection with a high-profile insider trading investigation, the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Bureau of Investigation utilized search warrants to raid the offices of three hedge funds on November 22


FinCEN Issues Final Customer Due Diligence Rule
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a final rule under the Bank Secrecy Act that


Solicitor General addresses Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act and first-to-file questions, but urges the Supreme Court to deny certiorari
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2014

On Monday, May 27, 2014, the Solicitor General filed an amicus curiae brief urging the Supreme Court not to review two critical and hotly disputed


Living with the SEC’s whistleblower rules
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2011

On May 25, 2011with two Commissioners dissentingthe Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) released final rules implementing the new whistleblower program created by The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”), which was enacted on July 21, 2010


False Claims Act: Fifth Circuit allows former federal government employees to bring a qui tam suit
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2012

One of most serious policy issues in qui tam enforcement under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) is the possibility that federal employees may use information obtained in the course of their government employment to enrich themselves by filing qui tam cases


In re: Barclays Liquidity Cross and High Frequency Trading Litigation: a review of the litigation and enforcement landscape surrounding high frequency trading
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2015

Last week, a federal district court judge in New York overseeing several multidistrict litigation ("MDL") proceedings dismissed all claims against


Undercover DOJ sting operations for FCPA violations: a new level of enforcement
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2010

Twenty-two executives and employees of companies in the law enforcement and military equipment industry were arrested on January 18 for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), in the first ever Department of Justice ("DOJ") foreign bribery investigation using undercover federal agents


FIRREA: Second Circuit Erases Trial Verdict and $1.27 Billion FIRREA Penalty Due to Justice Department’s Failure to Prove Fraud
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

On Monday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a blow to the Justice Department’s increasing use of the Financial Institutions Reform