The Department of Justice announced criminal charges against an oilfield company, its vice president, and one of its contractors in connection with two deaths at a company facility in 2019.
In this video, Vinson & Elkins’ Partners Craig Seebald and Zach Terwilliger delve into the government investigations portion of our latest Antitrust Cartel Primer.
In a world where the use of third parties in a company’s efforts to expand its business, whether internationally, domestically or locally, is not only inevitable but necessary – it is absolutely crucial to be aware of the activities of third parties in foreign jurisdictions.
In recent years, the data protection phenomenon that originated in Europe has swept across Latin America. Chile, the first country to enact a law on data protection in 1999, was swiftly followed by Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Columbia, Brazil, and Panama.
Nearly a year and a half after the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”)1 on March 27, 2020, the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (“SIGPR”) has ramped up and is investigating fraud related to the U.S. government’s pandemic relief efforts.
It was cause for celebration for Vinson & Elkins partners Matt Stammel and Jim Thompson. On July 1, 2020, after a six-day trial, Judge Marvin Isgur of the Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court handed a complete victory to V&E client Gavilan Resources. Judge Isgur even took the unusual step of reading his lengthy opinion…
On July 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published the Second Edition of “FCPA: A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (the “Guide”).
A recent order by a federal court in Virginia rejected arguments that a cybersecurity consultant’s data breach report, which had been prepared at the direction of outside legal counsel, qualified for work product protection.
In this episode of the Compliance Podcast Network, Partner Fry Wernick talks with “Compliance Evangelist” Thomas Fox about how the DOJ’s policy on ephemeral messaging will come into play during the time of the Coronavirus health crisis and what compliance officers need to do to capture and store communications.
Palmina Fava, a partner at Vinson & Elkins and a veteran of numerous multinational corruption investigations, is used to finding creative ways to gather evidence from afar, sometimes even working on a shifted schedule in New York to take witness interviews in China via video conference during the night.