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Leading white-collar investigators form corporate monitorship association

Leading white-collar investigators form corporate monitorship association

February 23, 2017, GIR

Lawyers including Joe Warin and Bart Schwartz are on the board of a new organisation that aims to open up the use of corporate monitorships, which are an increasingly standard feature of enforcement settlements worldwide.

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard 2017

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard 2017

February 20, 2017, GIR

From BP to Bank of America, the Enforcement Scorecard reveals the who, what, why, when and where of the world’s 100 largest corporate penalties.

FRC targets company directors as it seeks to expand powers

FRC targets company directors as it seeks to expand powers

February 17, 2017, GIR

The UK’s accounting watchdog has called for new enforcement powers to sanction company directors over financial reporting breaches ahead of its review of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

GIR Live DC – in pictures

GIR Live DC – in pictures

February 17, 2017, GIR

GIR Live DC, chaired by Kathryn Atkinson at Miller & Chevalier and Laurence Urgenson at Mayer Brown was held on 16 February at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.

Judge rejects Microsoft’s Fourth Amendment claims against gagging orders

Judge rejects Microsoft’s Fourth Amendment claims against gagging orders

February 15, 2017, GIR

A US court decision that stops Microsoft from standing up for its customers’ right to be notified that the US government is accessing their online data is troubling, lawyers say.

Privilege “under siege” following RBS verdict

Privilege “under siege” following RBS verdict

February 10, 2017, GIR

RBS’s decision not to appeal against a UK ruling on legal privilege means higher courts will be denied a vital opportunity to revisit the controversial Three Rivers decision, lawyers say.

Microsoft in “constitutional catch-22” over DOJ gagging orders

Microsoft in “constitutional catch-22” over DOJ gagging orders

February 07, 2017, GIR

Microsoft says it has legal standing to assert its customers’ Fourth Amendment rights requiring notice of warrants to search their online data, because DOJ secrecy orders prevent individuals from standing up for themselves.

US court rules against Google in warrant dispute

US court rules against Google in warrant dispute

February 07, 2017, GIR

Google is to appeal against a US court decision that ordered it to hand over data stored overseas to the FBI, in what the company described as a ruling against precedent set in a similar legal battle between the US government and Microsoft.

BT’s Italian investigation throws spotlight on UK corporate crime laws

BT’s Italian investigation throws spotlight on UK corporate crime laws

February 01, 2017, GIR

Tough corporate crime laws in the UK make it harder for the Serious Fraud Office to investigate and prosecute British Telecommunications if it decides to look into the company’s accounting practices at its Italian business, lawyers have told GIR.

Court rejects DOJ rehearing request in Microsoft warrant case

Court rejects DOJ rehearing request in Microsoft warrant case

January 27, 2017, GIR

Following an equally split appeals court vote, dissenting judges warned that the July 2016 judgment barring the US government from accessing a Microsoft customer’s emails stored in Ireland will stymie future investigations.

Deutsche Bank hires former DOJ prosecutor as monitor in US$7.2bn RMBS settlement

Deutsche Bank hires former DOJ prosecutor as monitor in US$7.2bn RMBS settlement

January 20, 2017, GIR

An independent monitor appointed by Deutsche Bank as part of a multibillion-dollar settlement with the US Department of Justice was formerly a member of the government taskforce which investigated the bank.

Volkswagen agrees US$4.3 billion settlement with US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen agrees US$4.3 billion settlement with US over emissions scandal

January 12, 2017, GIR

The DOJ has said it will continue investigating Volkswagen over the emissions scandal as the German car manufacturer pleaded guilty to installing illegal software in its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests.