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Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), it is unlawful to make a corrupt payment to a foreign government official in order to obtain or retain business. Enacted in 1977, the law prohibits bribery by, among others, U.S. “domestic concerns,” which includes U.S. companies and partnerships, and “officers, directors, employees, … agents, … or stockholders … acting on behalf of a domestic concern.” 15 U.S.C. §78dd-2.
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By Seth Farber, Marcelo Blackburn and Sarah Viebrock
However, when corporate misconduct rises to the level of a crime, and when that crime results in a federal criminal conviction, victims have an alternative: an order of restitution as part of the corporate defendant’s criminal sentence. As discussed below, victims enjoy several strategic advantages in a restitution proceeding that they do not in civil litigation.
By Jay A. Dubow, Joanna J. Cline and Erica H. Dressler
Recent decisions by the Delaware Court of Chancery demonstrate that when a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transaction and the disclosures surrounding it are challenged, defendants may face an uphill battle to prevail on a motion to dismiss, especially where breach of fiduciary duty claims have been asserted.
By Jimmy Hoover
The U.S. Department of Justice and dozens of states opened their antitrust case against Google in Washington last month, accusing the tech giant of illegally monopolizing the internet search and related ad markets.
By Maydeen Merino
The Managed Funds Association and five other industry groups have sued the SEC over its new private fund advisers rule, saying the agency has overreached its statutory authority and interferes with contracts.