Region: United States of America

A new frontier for investigations: the shifting sands of ESG and allegations of ESG-related misconduct

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01 March 2023

FCPA Docket: US authorities probe Stanley Black & Decker

The DOJ and SEC are looking into potential FCPA violations by US power tool maker Stanley Black & Decker, Ericsson is looking for a new chief compliance officer, and an advertising company accused of misconduct in China has reported it is continuing its settlement negotiations with US authorities.

28 February 2023

Convicted ex-Goldman Sachs banker seeks to avoid further prison time in 1MDB case

Roger Ng’s lawyers say the former banker has suffered enough from harsh incarceration before his trial and from years of house arrest away from his family in Malaysia.

27 February 2023

US seeks to extradite businessman from UK over alleged export violations

US authorities want to extradite an Iranian businessman from the UK for allegedly exporting scientific instruments to Iran.

27 February 2023

Unaoil sentencing documents to remain sealed

A Texas judge dismissed a motion to unseal two sentencing memoranda that include information about Saman Ahsani’s collaboration with the US government.

24 February 2023

DOJ moves to seize Vekselberg properties worth $75m on anniversary of Russian invasion

Prosecutors also charged a Russian national with smuggling espionage equipment from the US to Russia and North Korea in violation of export controls.

24 February 2023

US adds more charges against FTX founder

24 February 2023

Crash victims’ families renew effort to unravel Boeing fraud DPA

24 February 2023

US attorneys announce new ‘nationwide’ policy on voluntary self-disclosure

Officials said the new policy should reassure companies that they will receive the same treatment for coming forward with wrongdoing no matter which US attorney they’re dealing with.

22 February 2023

In-house lawyers call out SEC’s law firm subpoena

The Association of Corporate Counsel warned that in-house lawyers could “face a barrage of subpoenas from all sides” if a court forces Covington & Burling to hand information about its business clients to the US securities regulator.

22 February 2023

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