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Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 9 May 2019

Investigation Outsourcing: When Do Companies Become Arms of the State?

A recent decision by a district judge in the Southern District of New York demonstrates that when a company’s outside counsel conducts an


Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2019

CFTC Announces New Enforcement Advisory Relating to Foreign Corrupt Practices

On March 6, Director of Enforcement James M. McDonald of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced a new Enforcement Advisory


Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 20 Feb 2019

2018 False Claims Act and Whistleblower Developments

Whistleblower activity has consistently increased over the past decade, with 2018 being no exception. Although the Department of Justice (“DOJ”)


Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 28 Nov 2018

A First in Crypto-Regulation: SEC Settles Charges and Imposes Civil Penalties Against the Founder of Token Trading Platform EtherDelta and Two ICO Sponsors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) this month announced a settlement with the founder of EtherDelta a platform that facilitates


Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 22 Oct 2018

Becoming an Arm of the State: Recent Challenge to Statements Made in Internal Investigations Shines a Spotlight on the Role of the Government in Internal Investigations

Two former traders of Deutsche Bank AG, Gavin Black and Matthew Connolly, were recently convicted of wire fraud and conspiracy for submitting


Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 17 Jul 2018

The CFTC Ups the Ante in the Whistleblower Award Game

Not to be outdone by the SEC’s recent landmark whistleblower awards (discussed here and here), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) just

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