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The Supreme Court rules in Tellabs that all inferences, including those favorable to defendants, must be considered on a motion to dismiss
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2007

On June 21, 2007, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the first of two securities fraud cases pending before the Court: Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd


Stoneridge prevents certification of claims against law firm
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2008

While several courts have applied the Supreme Court’s decision on secondary actor liability in Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 128 S. Ct. 761 (2008), to motions for dismissal or summary judgment, a recent opinion from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania demonstrates that this decision can also be useful to defendants facing motions to certify a class


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


Recent FCPA opinions provide insight into the scope of personal jurisdiction over foreign nationals
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

In recent years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have demonstrated an increased commitment to


Halliburton case could affect consumer class actions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

In an article published in the fall of 2013, we examined certain class actions filed against Anheuser-Busch In Bev in which plaintiffs accuse the


SEC enters into its first FCPA non-prosecution agreement
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2013

On April 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had entered into a nonprosecution agreement (NPA) with Ralph Lauren Corp


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


SEC’s new policy requiring admissions of wrongdoing: implications for FCPA settlements?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2013

On August 19, 2013, the SEC entered into a settlement agreement with Phillip Falcone and his advisory firm, Harbinger Capital Partners, based on


Three former employees of direct access partners plead guilty to FCPA and related charges
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

On August 30, the Justice Department announced that three former employees of a New York-based broker-dealer, Direct Access Partners (DAP), entered


DOJ and SEC’s resource guide on the FCPA provides important guidance to companies doing business abroad
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly released their long-anticipated guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA