When a company merges with or acquires another company, the successor company risks assuming the predecessor company’s liabilities, including any FCPA violations that occurred prior to the merger.
During a recent webinar sponsored by the Washington Legal Foundation, we explored the impacts intensive individual-focused criminal enforcement can have on an industry, using the recent history of criminal enforcement of food safety laws as a case study. … Continue Reading
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has warned investment advisers and broker-dealers to comply with the Dodd-Frank whistleblower-protection rule.
The SEC’s office of compliance inspections and examinations said in a risk alert (pdf) it will look for illegal restrictions on individuals communicating with the SEC about potential securities law offenses.… Continue Reading