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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues a $27 Million Enforcement Reminder

USA - April 17 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a reminder that when the business world returns to standard operations, enforcement actions will…

Austin V. Campriello, J. Ashley Ebersole, Jennifer Kies Mammen, Therese D. Pritchard

US: A Caution on Earnings Management

USA - April 8 2020 In September 1998, US SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt gave a speech called, “The Numbers Game” in which he expressed his “fear that we are witnessing an…

J. Ashley Ebersole, Therese D. Pritchard

A Cautionary Tale for Startups in Regulated Industries

USA - April 7 2020 Past is prologue. The global economy and financial markets are struggling under the weight of the COVID-19 crisis. One lesson from previous financial…

J. Ashley Ebersole, Benjamin M. Saul

Judge Overturns FCPA Conviction on Lack of Evidence of Agency

USA - February 27 2020 In a closely followed case, on February 26, 2020, a District Court Judge in Connecticut granted Lawrence Hoskins’ motion for acquittal on the seven…

Mukul Chawla, Andrea Maciejewski, Jennifer Kies Mammen, David Père

Revisions to Financial Statements may be Under SEC Scrutiny

USA - February 3 2020 Multiple news items published over the past six weeks (including as recently as January 30, 2020) have focused on public companies’ correction of…

J. Ashley Ebersole, Therese D. Pritchard