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Fry Wernick has been asked to serve as faculty at ACI’s 39th Annual International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the preeminent conference for FCPA practitioners and other lawyers ...
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
November 29, 2022 - December 1, 2022
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The SEC has been busy under the Biden administration. From rulemaking to enforcement, the agency is pushing boundaries and expanding its reach into new and active areas of the market.

November 4, 2022
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The crypto token asset class has grown substantially in the last couple of years, drawing the watchful eyes of regulators. While the emerging world of crypto has created more questions than answers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) remains clear that investor protection remains at the forefront of its mission and that mission extends to where money is to be made in connection with the offer or sale of securities. To this end, the Commission has increased its regulation of crypto asset tokens, and crypto industry participants at all levels of engagement with this market should pay attention.

October 24, 2022
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In announcing recent changes to its corporate criminal enforcement policies, the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Department”) continued its forceful “tough on crime” initiatives to deter wrongdoing.

Published in Law360 on October 3, 2022

September 26, 2022
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Enforcement of corporate crimes, which languished for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, will grow more vigorous this year and may be accompanied by significantly tougher penalties, partners with Vinson & Elkins’ (“V&E”) Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice say.

May 26, 2022
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On May 6, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a $5.5 million settlement of charges against NVIDIA Corporation (“NVIDIA”) for allegedly failing to adequately disclose in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) section of its Forms 10-Q the fact that cryptomining was a significant factor in the year-over-year growth in its more traditional gaming business.

May 16, 2022
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On April 18, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the fourth enforcement action arising from its EPS Initiative, charging Rollins Inc. (“Rollins”) and its former chief financial officer (“CFO”) with violating Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) and Sections 13(a), 13(b)(2)(A), and 13(b)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) by engaging in improper accounting practices in order to boost the company’s publicly reported quarterly earnings per share (“EPS”) to meet research analysts’ consensus estimates.

May 5, 2022
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Consider another paradox of the post-COVID world: The pandemic that initially disrupted federal prosecution of corporations has now heightened potential exposure in a number of areas.

Published in The National Law Journal

May 3, 2022
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Last month, at the American Conference Institute’s Mexico Summit on Anti-Corruption & Compliance Programs in Mexico City, Vinson & Elkins partner Palmina M. Fava moderated a panel.
May 2, 2022
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In yet another indication that the Biden administration is continuing to ramp up white collar enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced on April 20, 2022 that Stericycle, Inc. (“Stericycle”), an Illinois-based international waste management company, has agreed to pay more than $84 million to resolve parallel Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations by authorities in the United States and Brazil.

April 28, 2022
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On March 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced Proposed Rules on cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident disclosure (“Proposed Rules”) to address concerns of increasing cybersecurity threats to public companies.

April 21, 2022
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A review of President Biden’s proposed Budget (“Budget”) for 2023 spotlights the enforcement priorities of the president’s Justice Department as the administration enters its third year. Vinson & Elkins’ review of the budget shows what the Biden administration is focused on and what that means for you and your company.

April 21, 2022