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Ransomware - a Pandemic in the Dark Web Signals a Need to Vaccinate Your Compliance Program

USA - February 11 2021 Two weeks ago, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced two significant enforcement actions and shut down NetWalker and Emotet, powerful tools…

Branden Stein, Devika Kornbacher, Elizabeth Matthews.

Third Time’s a Charm! SEC Finally Approves New Rule Requiring Mining, Gas, and Oil Firms to Disclose Government Payments

USA - December 21 2020 On December 16, 2020, the SEC passed a new rule which will require publicly traded companies operating in the oil and gas industries to disclose…

Branden Stein.

Record-Setting $114 Million Whistleblower Award Will Incentivize More Leaks to Law Enforcement

USA - November 3 2020 On October 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC" or "Commission") announced a $114 million whistleblower award—by far the…

Casey Downing, Paul Brzyski.

World Bank’s “Major Initiative” Should Enhance Evaluations of Corporate Compliance Programs

USA - November 3 2020 During a roundtable at the Fifth International Debarment Colloquium last month, Joseph Mauro, a spokesperson for the Compliance Unit of the World Bank…

Brian L. Howard II, Laura Muse.

Cryptocurrency 101 - DOJ’s new cryptocurrency enforcement framework provides guidance and promises of heightened scrutiny of virtual assets through intergovernmental collaboration

USA - October 8 2020 On October 8, 2020, the Attorney General’s Cyber-Digital Task Force (“the Task Force”) issued its Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework (the “Report”)…

Branden Stein, Elizabeth Matthews.