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Expect Scrutiny from BSA/AML Regulators on Reporting Ponzi Schemes, Other External Frauds

USA - April 6 2020 A less obvious but inevitable consequence of the economic downturn and decline in the markets associated with the COVID-19 outbreak is the unraveling…

Brian Hayes, Stuart G Nash.

Supreme Court Considers SEC's Authority to Seek Disgorgement in Judicial Proceedings

USA - March 12 2020 The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on March 3, 2020, in Liu v. SEC, a case in which the petitioner challenged the U.S. Securities and…

David L. Haller.

DOJ Announces Changes to Policy on Individual Accountability in Corporate Cases

USA - November 30 2018 In 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated a review of its 2015 policy concerning individual accountability in corporate cases (known as…

David L. Haller.

“Yates Memo” Edited to Grant Prosecutors More Flexibility in Civil Cases

USA - November 29 2018 On Sept. 9, 2015, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a memo requiring federal prosecutors to investigate any individuals responsible for…

How Lying to the U.S. Government Can Land You in Jail

USA - November 20 2017 If you ask people why Martha Stewart went to jail, many will say insider trading. And if you ask others what crime Scooter Libby committed, most will…

Michael E. Hantman.