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In Dodd-Frank Battle, Big Oil Calls for Narrower Disclosures

07 November 2013

The American Petroleum Institute says compiled payments data can serve the interests of transparency while still safeguarding commercially sensitive information.

Recording: 'Instrumentality' Definition Challenged Before Appeals Panel

30 October 2013

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the first challenge at the appellate level of the government’s interpretation of language core to the FCPA.

'Technical' Argument Against Whistleblowers is Short-Sighted, Panelists Say

15 October 2013

A recent Fifth Circuit decision, while arguably correct, "has a very perverse effect on whether to report internally or not," said Christian Bartholomew of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

For H2, Wal-Mart Forecasts $150M - $160M in FCPA Costs

15 August 2013

With sales growth slowing, Wal-Mart discloses rising legal costs that continue to quicken in pace over last year.

Manufacturers Lodge Appeal in Conflict Minerals Suit

12 August 2013

After prevailing against the SEC on oil payments transparency, industry takes its fight on conflict minerals disclosure to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Court Upholds SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule

24 July 2013

The ruling comes just weeks after a similar SEC extractive-industries transparency rule was vacated.

Judge Skeptical of Industry's First Amendment Argument in Conflict Minerals Lawsuit

01 July 2013

Business groups are suing the SEC to block a rule aimed at pressuring the Democratic Republic of the Congo on human-rights abuses by requiring manufacturers to scour their supply chains for "conflict minerals."

Six-year Investigation of Medtronic Ends With No Charges

25 June 2013

Medical technology giant Medtronic Inc. is no longer the target of a government probe into foreign bribery within the medical devices industry.

Circuit Court Denies Jurisdiction for Dodd-Frank Oil Payments Lawsuit

26 April 2013

The decision passes the oil payments transparency lawsuit to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Ceresney Joins Canellos as SEC Enforcement Co-Chief

22 April 2013

The Enforcement Division duo replace Robert S. Khuzami, who stepped down in February.

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