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Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 20 May 2019

Egregious Misconduct Finding as to Inequitable Conduct Not Appropriate as Litigation Misconduct Sanction

After a patent infringement jury trial in June 2016, and a stipulation of judgment and damages in the amount of $40,000, the parties agreed to a stay


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 17 Oct 2018

Petrobras Agrees to Pay More Than $1.8 Billion for Facilitating FCPA Violations

Four years ago, Brazilian authorities began Operation Car Wash, a wide-ranging and still ongoing corruption and money laundering investigation that


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 2 May 2018

Self-Disclosure and the FCA Statute of Limitations

Most practitioners are aware that the statute of limitations under the False Claims Act (FCA) is six years after the date on which the violation is


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 8 Apr 2016

DOJ Announces Pilot Program to Standardize Cooperation Credit in FCPA Cases

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established a one-year pilot program under which it will provide companies with standardized benefits for


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 11 Aug 2015

DOJ appoints compliance counsel to provide advice in FCPA investigations

The DOJ is creating a new compliance counsel position in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section to scrutinize the compliance programs of companies


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2012

SEC complaint demonstrates that domestic bribery falls within its jurisdiction

On June 27, 2012, the SEC charged a New York data storage company with misleading investors about bribes it paid to obtain business with a subsidiary of a major investment bank.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 23 May 2011

Courts confirm the DOJ's broad definition of "foreign official" under the FCPA

Since the enactment of the FCPA in 1977, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has applied a broad interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s definition of the phrase “foreign official.”


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 6 Apr 2011

The U.K. Bribery Act and recent guidance from the Ministry of Justice

On March 30, 2011, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice issued Guidance on the Bribery Act of 2010 (the "Bribery Act"), setting the stage for the statute to take effect on July 1, 2011.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2011

Failure to timely disclose third-party witness contacts prevents testimony

Judge Denlow granted in part defendant Lear's motion for sanctions in this patent case regarding universal garage door openers.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 16 Jul 2010

New whistleblower statute applies to FCPA violations by public companies

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act approved by Congress and set to be signed into law by President Obama next week contains a whistleblower provision that will have a significant impact on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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