|New FCPA Guidance May Reduce Risks for International Business|
Maxwell Carr-Howard; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 22, 2012, previously published on November 16, 2012Just one week after President Barack Obama’s re-election, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued long anticipated guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Inspired by the United Kingdom’s effort at anti-corruption...
|Enforcement of Bribery Act Against Foreign Corporations a High UK Priority|
Robert P. Attai, Maxwell Carr-Howard, Stephen L. Hill, Michael Ray, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 17, 2011, previously published on October 13, 2011Richard Alderman, director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the United Kingdom reiterated last week that a top priority for the SFO’s enforcement of the U.K. Bribery Act is the prosecution of foreign corporations. This latest warning—previously given in Russia and the European...
|In-House Counsel Lose Protection of the Attorney-Client Privilege When Talking to Personnel in Europe|
Steven Martin Aaron, Maxwell Carr-Howard, Stephen L. Hill, Lisa M. Krigsten, Patrick A. McInerney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 23, 2010, previously published on September 21, 2010In a move likely to stun most general counsel trained in the American tradition of the attorney-client privilege, the European Court of Justice has upheld a lower court ruling rejecting the application of the attorney-client privilege to communications between in-house lawyers of Dutch chemicals...
|Global Cooperation On Law Enforcement Grows|
Robert P. Attai, Maxwell Carr-Howard, Michael R. Ray, Linda K. Tiller, Walter A. I. Wilson; Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP;
March 10, 2010, previously published on February 25, 2010Faced with Bonnie and Clyde’s exploitation of the “state-line” rule that allowed the infamous bandits to escape state justice by robbing banks near state borders, the FBI changed its tactics and started pursuing bank robbers across state lines. As globalization expands the reach...
|Paving the Way for Internal Electronic Audits |
Stephen L. Hill, Maxwell Carr-Howard, Patrick A. McInerney, J. Dale Youngs, Steven Martin Aaron; Blackwell Sanders LLP;
September 21, 2006, previously published by www.blackwellsanders.com on September 8, 2006The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguably the country's most liberal appellate court, confirmed in August what several other circuits already recognize: employees have a diminished expectation of privacy in their office computers. In United States v. Ziegler, against the backdrop of a Fourth...
|Judge Finds DOJ Policy Unconstitutional|
Stephen L. Hill, Maxwell Carr-Howard, Patrick A. McInerney; Blackwell Sanders LLP;
August 17, 2006, previously published by www.blackwellsanders.com on August 11, 2006U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan for the Southern District of New York recently held that a Department of Justice mandate pressuring the accounting firm KPMG to break its policy of indemnifying employees violated the employees' Fifth Amendment right to due process and Sixth Amendment right to...