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The SEC’s authority to seek disgorgement has been a spotlight issue for the last several years, and on June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court delivered a highly anticipated ruling that will have a mixed impact.

V&E Government Investigations Update

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June 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The global coronavirus pandemic has brought confusion and uncertainty to just about every aspect of life, but one thing remains constant: following a dramatic drop in stock price, an issuer’s public statements will be scrutinized, and securities litigation may follow.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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June 23, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

In early June, federal agencies brought some of the first enforcement actions against COVID-19 securities fraudsters, involving over $100 million in fraudulent claims and profits, making good on their promise to investigate and prosecute those seeking to fraudulently capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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June 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a track record of aggressively pursuing those suspected of fraudulently exploiting federal relief programs meant to combat crises,1 and early signs indicate that DOJ will continue this practice with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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June 2, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Scrutiny into Paycheck Protection Program Loans Intensifies — Attracts SEC Attention

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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June 1, 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

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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A recent decision out of the Southern District of New York highlights a potential source of liability for companies and their directors in the #MeToo era…

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February 13, 2020
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When the DOJ announced that its Antitrust Division would focus attention on regulating “market-leading online platforms,” you may not have guessed it would zero in on non-competition related violations by healthcare platforms seeking to unify doctors, patients, and e-prescribing pharmacies as opposed to Big Tech…

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February 6, 2020
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This past week, a court sentenced the last of seven Insys Therapeutics, Inc. executives for their roles in an opioid racketeering conspiracy…

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January 29, 2020
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On November 25, 2019, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published a report examining the financial and nonfinancial fraud and national security risks to the Department of Defense (“DoD”)…

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December 12, 2019