David Saunders and Julian L. André
The past 12 months have seen a steady drumbeat of action by federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies of which in-house counsel should take note. Whether new guidance, regulation, investigations, or enforcement activity, the message is clear: The federal government is paying close attention to how companies are handling and protecting their data — especially consumer and sensitive data.
Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan S. Sack
This article discusses whether disclosures made when a subject of a government investigation borrows money or sells all or part of its business are protected from discovery on the basis of the attorney-client privilege and pursuant to the common interest doctrine.
The U.S. Copyright Office has found some big names for its Copyright Claims Board.
Secretly recording conversations or interviews is a dirty business, and it is almost never conducted by the government with the best interests of the witness in mind.
It is difficult to think of a comparable cyber event to the one that effectively shut down the fuel pipeline that feeds over a third of the United States. We are in the midst of a national cyber crisis, and while we may have a blueprint for the resolution of these other crises, things must urgently change on the cybersecurity front.
Daniel B. Garrie and Douglas A. Smith
While the private sector is undeniably in great need of cybersecurity professionals, the public sector must compete for the limited supply of qualified candidates, particularly those capable of filling high-level positions.
Significant concerns aren’t necessarily issues caused by real estate lending, borrowing or underwriting. They’re caused by government policy.
Just what is automated license plate recognition technology, and do you really have a reasonable expectation of privacy in a number emblazoned on the front of your Ford or the back of your Buick?
Brian Bewley, James D. Gatta and Kaitlyn L. Dunn
The federal government won or negotiated over $2.6 billion in healthcare fraud judgments and settlements in 2019. The government’s investment of resources toward combatting fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare can be expected to continue in full force, irrespective of a change in political administration. Accordingly, it is important for healthcare companies to focus on maintaining flexible and effective compliance programs.
Nekia Hackworth Jones
The government appears to be fulfilling its commitment to rooting out PPP fraud, even when the amount at issue falls below the $2 million threshold. No matter the size of the loan, a company that obtained PPP funds is not immune from a possible government investigation or audit. Borrowers have already started to submit loan forgiveness applications, and many more will be submitted in the weeks ahead, and both lenders and the government will be scouring these submissions for red flags.