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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
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

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April 7, 2020
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Weighing the propriety of one of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) most critical law enforcement tools, last week the U.S. Supreme Court entertained arguments that the SEC should not be able to disgorge profits from defendants and signaled that the SEC should be doing more to compensate victims in securities fraud cases…

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March 12, 2020
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In December 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a new Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement Policy for Business Organizations (the “Policy”) regarding voluntary self-disclosures of potentially criminal violations of export control and sanctions laws…

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February 28, 2020
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Earlier this month, DOJ released a superseding indictment in its federal case against one of the world’s largest telecommunications corporations, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”), in the Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”)…

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February 28, 2020
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In a speech at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s International Cartel Conference in San Francisco last week, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers reaffirmed the Antitrust Division’s commitment to its mission of deterring, detecting, and prosecuting criminal antitrust conduct…

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February 27, 2020
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As previously noted by the V&E Report, enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”) is on the rise due to recent concerns about covert foreign influence in U.S. politics and elections, and one industry has been the focus of significant interest by authorities: foreign media…

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February 20, 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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On Friday, January 31, courts in the U.S., U.K., and France approved a multinational deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Airbus SE to settle bribery and corruption charges in connection with the company’s use of third-party consultants to secure aircraft sales…

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February 5, 2020
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On January 17, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) published new guidance regarding how the office assesses the compliance programs of organizations that are under investigation…

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January 29, 2020