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In this program, V&E lawyers discussed how best to understand and prepare for issues involving antitrust and white collar enforcement under the Biden administration.
April 15, 2021
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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…

September 11, 2020
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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”).

V&E Government Investigations Update

July 9, 2020
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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.

June 4, 2020
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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.

Published in FCPA Compliance Report

May 7, 2020
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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.

Published in Anti-Corruption Report, April 1, 2020

April 6, 2020
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How deeply ingrained is corruption within Latin America’s economy? Headlines paint an alarming picture: In recent years, business and government officials from Mexico to Peru to Brazil have been implicated in high-profile bribery scandals. A survey last year by the watchdog group Transparency International found that 53% of people surveyed in the region believed that…

February 28, 2020
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Which state’s law will govern your next contract? Where will any litigation take place? For many companies, the answer may seem obvious — they choose the state where they are headquartered or incorporated. The law of the company’s “home” state may be more familiar and, if any disputes arise, choosing a nearby forum means that…

August 19, 2019
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What four-letter word is becoming an increasingly big headache for corporate directors and managers? If you guessed FCPA, you’d be right. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in gaining or retaining business, has been around since 1977, but FCPA enforcement has really ramped up…

August 12, 2019
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Attorney-client privilege — which protects from discovery confidential legal advice shared between a lawyer and a client — is often misunderstood, resulting in the waiver of legal protections for…

August 7, 2019
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The Taliban had the upper hand. The year was 2010, and the federal government had lost a number of cases in which high ranking members of the Taliban, al-Qaida, and other terrorist groups held in Guantánamo Bay claimed they were wrongfully detained. Hoping to shift the tide, the Feds sought the help of experienced prosecutors,…

July 24, 2019
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At first blush, news that an employee has filed an internal report detailing illegal or unethical behavior at your company may seem like a terrible development. It’s natural to feel shocked when a whistleblower makes such accusations … but then again, it’s better than keeping it in the dark. “Legitimate companies should want their employees…

May 20, 2019