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|DOJ to Increase Scrutiny of False Claims Act Cases for Possible Parallel Criminal Proceedings|
Melissa H. Harris, Gerard E. Wimberly; McGlinchey Stafford;
October 22, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it would begin reviewing all new whistleblower lawsuits filed under the civil False Claims Act, to determine whether a parallel criminal investigation might be appropriate. This marks a significant departure from past...
|House Hearing on Ebola Preparedness|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014On Thursday, the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by GOP Rep. Tim Murphy(R-PA), held a hearing on Ebola. In particular the hearing examined the preparedness of the United States ports, point of entry, healthcare facilities and other institutions to identify,...
|Florida House Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli Announces Key Leadership Positions for 2014-2016 Legislative Term|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014Florida House of Representatives' Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) announced today, October 16, 2014, that he has chosen State Representative Matt Hudson (R-Naples) as his nominee for Speaker Pro-Tempore, and has appointed State Representative Dana Young (R-Tampa) as House...
|District Court Dismisses State Parties’ Challenge to SEC Rule 206(4)-5|
Matthew Bobys, Kenneth A. Gross, Ki P. Hong, Melissa L. Miles, Patricia M. Zweibel; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014On September 30, 2014, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Rule 206(4)-5 (Rule) for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The court found that jurisdiction for review of the Rule lies...
|White House Announces New Global Anticorruption Initiative|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 18, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014The White House recently unveiled its new Global Anticorruption Agenda to actively pursue corporations and executives who violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The administration’s increasingly hard stance against corruption is backed up by the numbers: since 2009, the United...
|Mozambique Will Announce New Licensing Round for 15 O&G Exploration Blocks|
Alexandre R. Chequer, Gonçalo Falcão, Victor Galante, Paulo Rage; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The Government of the Republic of Mozambique, through its regulatory agency, the Institute of National Petroleum - INP, has stated that a competitive bidding round for the exploration of 15 blocks with hydrocarbon potential in the offshore areas of Rovuma, Zambezi and Angoche and the onshore areas...
|Bermuda Reveals New Draft Work Permit Policy|
Catharine Yen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 5, 2014On October 1, 2014, the Minister of Home Affairs revealed the new Draft Work Permit Policy which offers new categories of work permits. The goal of the new work permit policy is to restore economic health to Bermuda and create job opportunities for local Bermudians. Minister of Home Affairs intends...
|Staying in Compliance with the Colorado Division of Labor Requirements|
Ali Brodie; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Pursuant to the Colorado Employment Verification Law (C.R.S. § 8-2-122), all public and private employers in Colorado must adhere to additional employer compliance requirements, separate and in addition to those mandated by the Federal Form I-9 requirements. All Colorado employers are required...
|Special Transportation & Infrastructure Panel Releases Report on Public-Private Partnerships|
Diane J. Blagman, Robert S. Brams, Alais L. M. Griffin, Yosbel A. Ibarra, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3 Panel) released its final report and recommendations regarding how to improve the delivery, oversight, and transparency of P3s (Report). This Report comes at the...
|Political Activities and the Law: Mitigating Risks for Corporations and Nonprofits|
Kirk L. Jowers, Trevor Potter, Matthew T. Sanderson; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014Over the past few years, the political law landscape has changed dramatically for those engaging in political activities, including for-profit corporations, nonprofit entities, and their principals. Mismanagement of these activities can cause considerable harm to individuals and organizations in...