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Defunct adoption agency loses privilege protections, Ohio court says

The company expressed alarm at the decision, saying it could be charged by prosecutors handling a fraud and corruption case.

01 November 2021

Former Fox execs fail to kill Fifa corruption charges

A Brooklyn federal judge has denied several defendants’ attempt to dismiss charges tied to the Fifa corruption scandal, saying they had fair notice that their conduct was a crime in the US.

01 November 2021

US prosecutors accuse NatWest of breaching non-prosecution deal

Connecticut federal prosecutors investigating NatWest for suspected market manipulation have uncovered alleged breaches of an agreement that the UK lender signed in 2017 to avoid fraud charges in a separate case.

29 October 2021

Vale facing SEC action over dam collapse

The Securities and Exchange Commission has made a preliminary determination to commence proceedings against miner Vale over alleged violations linked to the deadly collapse of the Brumadinho dam in Brazil.

29 October 2021

US fills major prosecutorial posts

The US Senate has confirmed a new head of the Department of Justice’s national security division and a US attorney for the District of Columbia.

29 October 2021

Biden DOJ introduces first wave of corporate enforcement changes

The DOJ reversed two Trump-era corporate enforcement policies and said it will now take an expansive view of what types of prior misconduct may affect charging decisions against companies.

28 October 2021

DOJ’s new crypto team looks to build ties with private sector

Lawyers say that the Department of Justice’s new cryptocurrency team presents companies with an opportunity to work more collaboratively with government enforcers.

28 October 2021

People News: Biden taps Greenberg lawyer to head New Jersey prosecutor’s office

The White House has announced its nominations for new US attorneys in New Jersey and Chicago, and a cryptocurrency exchange has hired a former Serious Fraud Office investigator as its head of compliance.

28 October 2021

GC: We’re focused on ESG pressures

The general counsel of a Fortune 500 company said ESG issues are “a huge issue” for public companies because of simultaneous pressure from investors and the SEC.

28 October 2021

Rob Zink: Special masters would solve DOJ privilege concerns

The former senior Criminal Division official said special masters, while a clear solution to privilege disputes, aren’t feasible unless Congress produces the necessary funding.

28 October 2021

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