Thomas O. Gorman
Dodd-Frank: New Authority for SEC Enforcement

As SEC Enforcement savors its settlement in Goldman and continues to retool into a new and more aggressive program, Congress is giving it new tools. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has a number of provisions which enhance...

Thomas Fox
Top 3 FCPA Cases of 2010-Part III HP and (Lots of) Red Flags

This article concludes our series on what we believe to be the Top 3 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases in the first half of 2010. We have reviewed the facts surrounding each matter to come up with lessons that the FCPA compliance professional...

Doug Cornelius
It Does Not Take Much to Get You Into FCPA Trouble

The recent FCPA enforcement actions brought against Veraz Networks, Inc. shows that it does not take huge piles of money to get in trouble. Veraz admitted to making improper payments of only $40,000 . Not that $40,000 is an insignificant amount....

Thomas O. Gorman
An Important Settlement for the SEC and Goldman

The SEC settled its landmark action against Goldman Sachs . The bank will pay $550 million, made an unusual admission of having faulty marketing materials, consented to the entry of a fraud injunction and agreed to a series of procedures designed to...

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Thomas Fox
Top 3 FCPA Cases Of 2010 Part II-(Ding Dong) Avon Calling

This is the second installment of our three part series on the Top 3 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters of 2010 to date and their significance for the FCPA compliance professional. In Part I we focused on the Gun Sting matter . Now we turn...

Kevin M. LaCroix
Dismissal Motion Denied in Massive Citigroup Subprime-Related Bondholder Action

On July 12, 2010, in one of the more high-profile investor actions filed as part of the subprime securities litigation wave, Southern District of New York Judge Sidney Stein substantially denied in part the defendants' motions to dismiss in the...