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Ex-US attorney in Ohio recounts jump in white-collar cases

Justin Herdman spoke to GIR about last year’s soar in white-collar crime cases in Ohio’s Northern District. “We really didn’t have a chance to catch our breath because there was so much that happened in 2020 in the white-collar space alone,”  he said.

16 February 2021

Facebook FTC negotiation documents to be disclosed

A Delaware judge has let plaintiffs access Facebook board communications so they can determine whether the company’s record $5 billion privacy fine was inflated in return for its chief executive avoiding personal liability.

16 February 2021

SEC divided over settlement policy change

Two commissioners have criticised a decision by the US financial regulator to stop the enforcement division from recommending settlements that include simultaneous waiver requests.

15 February 2021

SBM Offshore manager: I had no reason to be suspicious of Unaoil

A former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore accused of bribery offences claims he was a conduit who merely relied on the judgement of his seniors.

15 February 2021

A look back at GIR’s Interactive Regional Spotlight: North America conference

Video: GIR’s Interactive North America conference, co-chaired by Joe Warin of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Bruce Yannett of Debevoise & Plimpton, can now be viewed online in full.

15 February 2021

Huawei CFO takes extradition battle to the UK

Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecoms company Huawei, has asked a court in London to force HSBC to turn over records to assist her in a long-running fight to avoid a landmark US sanctions prosecution.

12 February 2021

Norway drops Fishrot-linked corruption investigation into DNB

Authorities investigated allegations that DNB facilitated millions in potentially illicit payments on behalf of an Icelandic fishing company.

12 February 2021

US government: “SFO hasn’t got its boots on” in Lynch fraud case

The US’s prosecution of UK entrepreneur Michael Lynch is ready to go while the UK would take “several years” to get into the same position, a London court has heard.

12 February 2021

ITC imposes import restrictions on South Korean battery maker

A US trade body has banned electric battery maker SK Innovation from importing certain products into the US in connection with a trade secret theft dispute with a South Korean rival.

12 February 2021

Whistleblower tips soar amid pandemic

The pandemic has emboldened whistleblowers to come forward like never before, say investigations specialists.

12 February 2021

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