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Court grants Daubert motion, excluding loss causation and damages opinions of plaintiffs’ expert
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2008

In a recent decision, In re Xcelera.com Securities Litigation, No. 00-11649 (D. Mass. Apr. 25, 2008), Judge D.J. Zobel of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts was called upon to assess the testimony of a putative expert witness, Dr. Scott Hakala, tendered by the plaintiffs in a pending securities fraud class action


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on SEC Inspector General's Sanford Report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2010

Yesterday, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled "Oversight of the SEC Inspector General's Report on the 'Investigation of the SEC's Response to Concerns Regarding Robert Allen Sanford's Alleged Ponzi Scheme' and Improving SEC's Performance."


Halliburton on remand defendants defeat certification for the vast majority of plaintiffs’ claims
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

On July 25, 2015, the Honorable Barbara M. Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas entered the much anticipated


Where the Rubber meets the road: Goodyear Tire agrees to pay $16 million to settle FCPA claims
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

On February 24, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had entered into a settlement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to


OSHA issues Final Rule implementing SOX whistleblower complaint procedures
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2015

On March 5, 2015, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Final Rule, more than three years in the


New ruling broadens “whistleblower” definition for Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation claims
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2012

A U.S. district court judge from the District of Connecticut ruled last week that individuals who make disclosures that are required or protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (SEA) may also qualify as whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provisions, regardless of how those disclosures were made


How hedge funds and private equity firms can manage Foreign Corrupt Practices Act risks
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2013

In recent years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have aggressively investigated and enforced both


FinCEN proposes enhanced customer due diligence requirements for financial institutions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

On July 30, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued proposed rules under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to strengthen customer due


House Financial Services Subcommittee holds second hearing to assess Madoff alleged Ponzi scheme and the need for regulatory reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2009

Today, the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing to continue assessing the alleged $50 billion investment fraud engineered by Bernard L. Madoff


SEC adopts Final Rules and guidance defining “security-based swap dealer” and “major security-based swap participant” in cross-border transactions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2014

On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the first of a series of rules on cross-border security-based swap activities