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In a striking rebuke, the U.K. Supreme Court found that the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) overstepped its authority when it tried to access corporate documents from the United States.

February 19, 2021
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On January 13, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (“the EPA”) announced its enforcement results for fiscal year (“FY”) 2020.

January 28, 2021
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In early January 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“the DOJ”) Antitrust Division (“the Division”) announced a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) with Argos USA LLC (“Argos” or “the Company”).

January 25, 2021
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division has obtained its first criminal indictment based on an illegal conspiracy between two companies that agreed not to solicit each other’s employees — a so-called “no-poach” agreement.

January 13, 2021
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The First Circuit has granted en banc review of Moore-Bush.

December 28, 2020
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On December 1, 2020, Singaporean shipping company Pacific Carriers Limited (“PCL”) entered a $12 million plea agreement to resolve criminal charges that it knowingly failed to record illegal discharges of oil waste and garbage and concealed a hazardous condition aboard the M/V Pac Antares from the United States Coast Guard.

December 14, 2020
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A recent enforcement action announced by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice included a notable plot twist – the investigation did not turn up an antitrust crime, but instead revealed a criminal conspiracy to violate the Procurement Integrity Act (“PIA,” 41 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2107).

December 10, 2020
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s new term begins with arguments on October 5, 2020, with the Court set to hear many important criminal law cases.

September 22, 2020
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General Counsel and in-house legal departments have long struggled with articulating the risk of and determining the appropriate response to breaches of the company network and the potential exposure of confidential information about employees and third parties. It’s rarely a simple question.

A version of this insight was published in Law360, September 18, 2020

September 2, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division reaffirmed its endorsement of leniency initiatives both on the domestic and international front by lauding congressional efforts to reauthorize the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act (ACPERA) and pushing forward international cooperation guidelines as part of a multinational working group.

July 23, 2020
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On Friday, July 17, 2020, Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) Brian D. Miller and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) G. Zachary Terwilliger announced a formal partnership to pursue civil and criminal investigations of financial misconduct and fraud related to the CARES Act of 2020.

V&E Government Investigations Update

July 20, 2020
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By the end of June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court will have ended its latest term, which included several notable criminal law cases.

June 24, 2020