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  • Criminal Allegations Threaten Merger

    January 01, 2017 |

    Abbott Laboratories' $5.8 billion proposed purchase of Alere, a Massachusetts medical testing company, is in trouble now that multiple criminal allegations have been leveled against Alere.

  • New York Rejects Federal Trend, Limits Common Interest Doctrine

    December 01, 2016 |

    In today's complex world, companies need free and open communication with not just their own legal counsel, but with the attorneys of other companies facing similar legal issues. Full and frank communication with another party's legal counsel is often necessary effectively to defend a client and to

  • Disinformation Campaigns and Cybersecurity

    December 01, 2016 |

    Recent high-profile hacks may require a shift in the ways that corporate leaders determine what information is critical to safeguard and what can be left vulnerable

  • In the Courts

    December 01, 2016 |

    Discussion about a restitution judgment made against a former marketing company CEO.

  • Talk Is Cheap: The Misuse of 'Speaking' Indictments

    November 01, 2016 |

    In white collar fraud, public corruption and other high-profile cases, DOJ prosecutors sometimes go well beyond the"notice" principle and draft thick indictments laying out in conclusory language the regulatory schema surrounding the challenged conduct; public policy rationales for the laws and regu

  • Post-Yates Privilege Protection for In-House Counsel

    November 01, 2016 |

    Attorney-client privilege issues, which can arise during internal investigations, have become even more complicated following the issuance of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) "Yates Memorandum."

  • In the Courts

    November 01, 2016 |

    U.S. District Court Judge Refuses to 'Rubber-Stamp' CFTC Settlement Agreement On Sept. 22, 2016, Judge William H. Pauley III of the United States…

  • Business Crimes Hotline

    November 01, 2016 |

    SEC Settles First Stand-Alone Whistleblower Retaliation Case On Sept. 29, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that International…

  • Mexico's New Anti-Corruption Framework

    November 01, 2016 |

    On July 18, 2016, Mexico published a comprehensive body of new anti-corruption legislation implementing its 2015 Constitutional reform on this area of the law. The new legislation has received significant attention, and for good reason. However, it has long been plagued with a reputation for corrupt