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Howard Sklar & Thomas Fox
This Week in FCPA Episode #23, plus a Breakout on Tone at the Top

For some reason-I think I've sussed it out, so it shouldn't recur next week-the "Howard Sklar" and "Tom Fox" titles at the bottom of the screen which normally appear when I say our names and where we write, don't appear...

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Thomas Fox
Transaction Monitoring: Fighting Corruption and Protecting National Security

In an article in the Tuesday Wall Street Journal (WSJ), entitled " More foreign banks probed for sanctions violations ", Brett Wolf reported that the New York County District Attorney's Office will shortly announce additional enforcement...

Francis G.X. Pileggi
The Delaware Court of Chancery: Focus of Seminar in NYC

On November 11, the Columbia Law School co-hosted with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a symposium entitled: The Delaware Court of Chancery: Change and Continuity . In addition to Justice Jack Jacobs of the Delaware Supreme Court, each of the 5...

Francis G.X. Pileggi
Court Dismisses Claims for Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Provides Commentary on Rule 12(b)(6) Pleading Standard

In Winshall v. Viacom Int'l., C. A. No. 6074-CS (Del. Ch., Nov. 10, 2011), read opinion here , the Delaware Court of Chancery granted a motion to dismiss a claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in a dispute over...

Megan Muir
Positive M&A Outlook: Merrill DataSite and mergermarket Report

A new M&A Corporate Development Report from Merrill DataSite and mergermarket was released this past week. It addresses the M&A outlook for the coming year. They report finding a largely positive view toward M&A deal volume and deal values...

Mack Sperling
The New and Improved Federal Rules of Evidence

If you are trying a case in in federal court after December 1, 2011, you'd better bring a new copy of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Don't lose any sleep, because the substance of the Rules hasn't changed, they've only been "restyled...