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Department of Justice Announces National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

USA - October 15 2021 On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its plans for increased scrutiny of the cryptocurrency market with the creation of…

Department of Justice Announces Increased FCA Enforcement Through New Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative

USA - October 12 2021 On October 6, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new Civil Fraud Cyber Initiative to “combine the Department’s expertise in civil…

DOJ Title IX Investigation Leads to $1.6M Agreement with San Jose State University

USA - October 6 2021 The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, and San Jose State University…

Corporate Campaign Contributions Are a Crime, Independent Expenditures Legitimate: Sixth Circuit Explains the Difference

USA - September 29 2021 The Sixth Circuit has upheld the felony conviction of a former state party chair for illegal campaign contributions by a corporation he owned, in a…

Income Share Agreements - Risks, Rewards, and Regulators

USA - September 13 2021 An Income Share Agreement (ISA) is a contract in which a lender gives a student money for education, and in return, the student promises to pay the…

FINRA’s Important Reminder to Firms—Don’t Forget to Supervise Third-Party Vendors

USA - August 24 2021 Broker-dealers, like most companies, rely on third-party vendors for a wide variety of functions. This common practice of outsourcing does not…

Sanctions and Export Compliance Strategies for Supply Chains

USA - August 12 2021 The following is an excerpt from McGuireWoods’ recent contribution to the Global Investigations Review’s (GIR’s) The Guide to Sanctions - Second…

Taxpayer protection taskforce Aims to recover £1 billion from business

United Kingdom - June 22 2021 On 3rd March 2021, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £100 million Taxpayer Protection Taskforce (Taskforce) to scrutinise claims made under…

President Biden Announces Findings of Critical Supply Chain Assessment

USA - June 15 2021 As a government contracts attorney, Ned primarily represents companies in the defense, technology, and aerospace industries. His practice encompasses…

The Perils of Pleading the Fifth in the Corporate Fraud Context

USA - April 27 2021 “Pleading the Fifth” is one of the most commonly known phrases in our legal system, and the right against self-incrimination is one of the…