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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2014

United States Supreme Court holds that non-U.S. corporations are subject to general personal jurisdiction in U.S. states only in states where they are “at home”

In Daimler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 644 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2014) (Ginsburg, J.), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a


Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2011

Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction over foreign corporation based on its subsidiary's contacts in the United States

In the recent case of Bauman v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. (No. 07-15386 (9th Cir. May 18, 2011)), the Ninth Circuit expanded the use of "agency theory" to impose personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation doing business in the U.S. solely through its U.S. subsidiary.


Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2011

2010 FCPA year in review

Through enforcement, administrative action, and new legislation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") grew additional muscle and even sharper teeth in 2010.


Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 12 May 2010

Proposed whistleblower provision could dramatically increase FCPA risk

An often-overlooked provision in the financial reform legislation now before Congress would allow employee whistleblowers to receive a reward of up to 30 of the fines collected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) from corporations who violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).

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