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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an unusual beast. It is used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to extract eye-watering sanctions from companies after years of investigation — millions on the lower end and billions on the higher. The DOJ employs the FCPA to indict defendants who live outside the United States, engage in purported misconduct outside the United States, and cause the alleged harm outside the United States. And when those defendants are employed or affiliated with U.S. companies, then those companies can be on the hook too.
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By Patrick T. Campbell, Jonathan B. New and Francesca A. Rogo
Over the past few years, Congress and law enforcement have notably increased their scrutiny of companies’ anti-money laundering compliance, and it appears that Congress is not yet finished with its drive for additional legislation and regulation.
By Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert
Federal courts long have struggled to define the limits of the mail and wire fraud statutes, laws famously characterized as the prosecutor’s true love for their vast breadth and catch-all adaptability. After sidestepping opportunities in the past, the U.S. Supreme Court is now wading into two different and controversial manifestations of that flexibility.
By Ross Todd
Given the recent stock market carnage, one might expect that the courts were flooded with a fresh batch of securities suits. Stock drops, after all, are one necessary ingredient of stock drop suits. But according to Cornerstone Research’s mid-year assessment of new filings, the number of new class action securities cases filed in the first half ticked up only slightly compared to the first half of 2021.
By Robert G. Heim
AI currently is playing a growing role in helping white-collar lawyers and their clients analyze vast amounts of data to uncover insights, connections, and patterns that would be impossible to detect through manual reviews. This article provides an introduction to AI technology and discusses the key regulatory developments practitioners should be aware of as they advise their clients on AI.