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|The Investigative Authority of the New York Attorney General Is Not Without Its Limits|
Robert W. Gaffey, Harold K. Gordon; Jones Day;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 2016Much press ink has been spilled announcing yet another investigation or enforcement action by the New York Attorney General, ranging from Attorney General Spitzer’s actions against major Wall Street financial institutions and their executives, to Attorney General Cuomo’s actions against...
|FinCEN Targets High-Value Real Estate Transactions in New York and Miami|
Jodi L. Avergun, Nicholas E. Brandfon, J. Robert Duncan, Steven M. Herman, Joseph V. Moreno; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016On January 13, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) announced that it had issued a Geographic Targeting Order (“GTO”) which will temporarily require certain title insurance companies to report the identity of natural persons who make...
|Production Order Challenge Results in Recognition of Duty to Assert Consumer Privacy Rights|
Bonnie Freedman, Graeme Hamilton; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 28, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016On January 14th, 2016, in R. v. Rogers Communications, Sproat J. of the Superior Court of Justice issued a very important decision for organizations that find themselves subject to a search warrant or production order seeking personal information in their records about third parties. The Court...
|OFAC Publishes Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations|
Peter Carey, Keith M. Gerver, Joseph V. Moreno, James A. Treanor; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 8, 2016On December 31, 2015, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued regulations1 implementing Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015, which authorized the imposition of economic sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be responsible...
|President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Act of 2015 to Encourage Cybersecurity Information Sharing|
Peter Carey, Keith M. Gerver, Kenneth L. Wainstein; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
January 18, 2016, previously published on December 24, 2015On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that contained the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (the “Act”), a compromise bill based on competing cybersecurity information sharing bills that passed the House and Senate earlier this year. The Act...
|UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Final Rules Concerning Whistleblowers|
Bret A. Campbell, Joseph V. Moreno, Katherine Preston, Kenneth L. Wainstein; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
October 23, 2015, previously published on Oct 14, 2015 On October 6, 2015, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) issued final rules formalizing whistleblower procedures to be implemented by certain banks, building societies, credit unions, investment firms, and insurance and reinsurance companies.1 While the FCA’s final rules do...
|The Yates Memo: Corporate Officers Under the Gun|
Jackie M. Bennett, Edwin J. Broecker; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015Much has been written in the last days regarding the “Yates Memorandum” and whether it will truly mark the beginning of individual responsibility for corporate fraud or whether it is just more of the same, in a different format. The Yates Memo refers to the Sept. 9, 2015, memorandum...
|The DOJ’s New Policy of Prosecuting Individuals|
Harry Sandick, Julia Stepanova; Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP;
September 15, 2015, previously published on September 2015On September 9, 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Department”) issued a new policy memorandum (the “Yates Memo”) entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” This...
|New DOJ Policy Regarding Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing|
Jodi L. Avergun, Raymond Banoun, Bret A. Campbell, Peter B. Clark, Adam S. Lurie; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 10, 2015On September 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy regarding individual accountability for corporate misconduct. The policy, described in a memo authored by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates1, posits that “one of the most effective ways to combat corporate...
|D.C. Circuit Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege Again in In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.|
Jodi L. Avergun, Bret A. Campbell, Adam S. Lurie, Katherine Preston; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted a petition by Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (“KBR”) for a writ of mandamus in order to protect KBR’s assertion of attorney-client privilege over its prior internal investigation of alleged violations of...