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Eleventh Circuit Holds That a Corporation Is Not Distinct From Its Agents For Purposes of a RICO Enterprise, Following Sister Circuits
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

In Ray v. Spirit Airlines, Inc., No. 15-13792, 2016 WL 4578347 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


Ninth Circuit Permits SEC to Assert Standalone Claim for False Sarbanes-Oxley Certification and Confirms Disgorgement Remedy Against CEO and CFO Despite Lack of Personal Involvement In Underlying Misconduct
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2016

In Securities & Exchange Commission v. Jensen, No. 14-55221, 2016 WL 4537377 (9th Cir. Aug. 31, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the


China Accelerates the Establishment of Social Credit System
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • China, USA
  • July 1 2016

The State Council published the Guiding Opinions on Accelerating Social Credit System Establishment by Further Developing Joint Incentives for Honest


U.S. Targets Private Equity Funds for FCPA Scrutiny
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

The private equity industry is facing increased scrutiny by the U.S. Government for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


Supreme Court Holds That “Actual Fraud” Under Section 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code May Include Fraudulent Transfers That Occur Without False Representations
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2016

On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Husky International Electronics v. Ritz held that the phrase “actual fraud” under section


Are You Within Reach of Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement? The Tentacles of Money Laundering Schemes Affect Real Estate Investors Worldwide
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department has signaled the latest focus of its enforcement: real estate ventures with ties to money laundering schemes. Individual


Eighth Circuit Reverses District Court for Ignoring Price-Impact Evidence That Rebutted the Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption and Defeated Class Certification
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

In IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund v. Best Buy Co., Inc., No. 14-3178 (8th Cir. Apr. 12, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


In Wake of Panama Papers Scandal Obama Calls for Stricter Bank Regulations, Tax Rules
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

In a news conference today President Obama addressed rules and proposed regulations announced Thursday intended to help the U.S. fight tax evasion


The Benefit of the Doubt: SEC Scores an Insider Trading Win Despite Newman’s Personal Benefit Requirement
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

On February 29, 2016, in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Payton et al, a jury found two stockbrokers liable for trading on confidential tips


What is a “Personal Benefit” for Insider Trading Tippee Liability?
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

On February 29, 2016, in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Payton et al, a jury found two stockbrokers liable for trading on confidential tips