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Olympus Settles Parallel Fraud, Abuse and Corruption Investigation Related to its Medical Device Marketing Practices; Former Olympus Compliance Officer Receives Payment as Whistleblower

USA, Global - March 8 2016 The resolution of the US Government’s multifaceted investigation of Olympus Corporation provides important lessons about the relationship between US...

Lindsey D. Carson, Keith M. Korenchuk, Arthur Luk, Mahnu V. Davar.


Framework agreement with Iran unclear as to when and which sanctions will be lifted; stepped up enforcement to continue after record sanctions fines

USA, Russia, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, Iran - April 13 2015 In what may represent a sea change in US-Iran relations, on April 2, 2015, Iran and the United States, along with the United Kingdom, France, Russia...

Amy Jeffress, John B. Bellinger III, John P. Barker, L. Charles Landgraf, Baruch Weiss.


Final anti-human trafficking regulations mean stricter requirements for government contractors and subcontractors

USA - February 6 2015 On January 29, 2015, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council published a final rule imposing significant responsibility on contractors and...

Kristen E. Ittig.


ABA guidelines may help companies prepare for new federal rules on human trafficking

USA - May 20 2014 New Federal Acquisition Regulations prohibiting human trafficking in the supply chains of federal government contractors and subcontractors are...

Dawn Y. Yamane Hewett, Kristen E. Ittig.


European Union’s draft conflict minerals rules reject Dodd-Frank’s approach

USA, European Union - March 20 2014 When the US Congress enacted a law addressing the use of four minerals to finance armed conflict in Central Africa as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank...

Alison Brown, Tom Fox, Khalil Gharbieh.