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Empowering Chief Compliance Officers? Certifications are Now Required under DOJ Resolution Policy

USA - June 24 2022 On June 22, 2022, Lauren Kootman, Assistant Chief in the Corporate Enforcement, Compliance and Policy Unit (the “Unit”) of the Justice Department’s…

Rebecca Lennon Baskin, Thomas A. Hanusik

DOJ’s Revised Prosecutorial Guidelines: The “Ethical” Hacker Exemption

USA - June 3 2022 For the first time in nearly a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has revised its prosecutorial guidelines for bringing criminal charges…

Kate M. Growley, Stephen M. Byers, Anand Sithian, Alexander Urbelis, Matthew B. Welling, Evan D. Wolff

SEC Announces 2022 Examination Priorities

USA - April 1 2022 On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations (the “Division”) announced its 2022 Examination Priorities (the…

Caroline E Brown, Carlton Greene, Richard J. Lee, Irina Pisareva, Anand Sithian, Alexander Urbelis

Texas Court Dismisses DOJ’s FCPA and Money Laundering Claims Finding DOJ’s Agency Theory of Liability Unconstitutional

USA - November 17 2021 In an order filed on November 10, 2021, the District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted a motion to dismiss an indictment finding that…

Thomas A. Hanusik, Warrington Parker

Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split over Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

USA - June 4 2021 After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Van Buren v. United States narrowing the scope of what constitutes “exceeds…

Stephen M. Byers, Raija Horstman, Mark A. Klapow, Anne Elise Herold Li