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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court decision holding that a qui tam relator in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) action failed to file its complaint alleging Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan fraud within the required statute of limitations.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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May 13, 2020
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In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court overturned the criminal convictions of the ‘Bridgegate’ co-conspirators, and ruled that government corruption in the exercise of regulatory power cannot be prosecuted as wire fraud.

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May 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the global economy and is increasing compliance risks for businesses in the process.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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May 6, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As COVID-19 continues to claim lives and disrupt the global economy, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has begun taking a number of actions to protect investors from COVID-19-related frauds.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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May 6, 2020
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When a person who is authorized to access information on a computer for certain purposes accesses the information for another, improper purpose, does that amount to a federal crime?

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April 30, 2020
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On April 20, 2020, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Ramos v. Louisiana, ruling that the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires unanimous jury verdicts for a conviction in a criminal case.

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April 22, 2020
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On April 14, 2020, for the first time, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) published a list identifying all corporate monitors actively engaged by companies as a part of criminal resolutions with the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section.

First published on the Global Investigations Review website, April 16, 2020

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April 16, 2020
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In a dramatic turn of events in what was the most publicly scrutinized FCPA case in years, a federal judge recently overturned a jury verdict finding Lawrence Hoskins guilty for violating the FCPA.

First published in Anti-Corruption Report, April 15, 2020

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April 15, 2020
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A recent decision out of the Southern District of New York emphasizes the importance of considering all obligations under the federal securities laws for any transaction that might involve a “security.”

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April 9, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous pain and financial harm and it will take months, or even years, before we know its full impact.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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April 9, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The SEC’s Enforcement Division recently issued a statement emphasizing the “importance of maintaining market integrity and following corporate controls” during the stock market volatility caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.1

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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April 8, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Among the countless challenges caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on supply and demand patterns nationwide…

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The V&E Report

April 7, 2020