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9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Derivative Suit in Favor of Forum Selection Clause Designating Delaware Court of Chancery as Exclusive Forum for All Derivative Claims

USA - May 19 2022 As we have previously discussed (here), Lee v. Robert J. Fisher et al., Case No. 20 Civ. 6163 (N.D. Ca.), is one of a growing number of derivative…

Jonathan M. Wagner, Samantha Alman, Alan R. Friedman, Arthur H. Aufses III, Kerri Ann Law, Nolan J. Robinson

The SEC’s Climate and ESG Task Force Charges Vale S.A. With Securities Fraud

USA - May 17 2022 On April 28, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against the Brazilian mining company Vale S.A., alleging that the company…

Alan R. Friedman, Arielle Warshall Katz, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, John "Luke" Pizzato, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

California Appellate Court Affirms Lower Court Decision Enforcing Federal Forum Selection Clause in Company’s Charter

USA - May 9 2022 As previously discussed in our Sept. 10, 2020, client alert, in Wong v. Restoration Robotics, Inc., Case No. 18-CIV-02609 (Cal. Super. Ct. Sept. 1…

Jonathan M. Wagner, Samantha Alman, Alan R. Friedman, Arthur H. Aufses III, Kerri Ann Law, Nolan J. Robinson

At White Collar Crime Institute, DOJ Reiterates Focus on Individual Accountability in Corporate Crime Investigations

USA - March 11 2022 In their March 3, 2022, speeches to the 37th American Bar Association (ABA) National Institute on White Collar Crime, Attorney General Merrick Garland…

Alan R. Friedman, Dani R. James, Darren LaVerne, Danielle Moody, Aaron L. Webman

FinCEN Warns of Russian Sanctions Evasion Attempts and Provides Guidance for Increased Vigilance

Russia, USA - March 11 2022 On March 7, 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the Treasury Department published guidance on increased vigilance for potential…

Alan R. Friedman, Darren LaVerne, Andrea Maddox, Michael Martinez, Steven S. Sparling, Robin Wilcox