White Collar

  • November 27, 2023

    Trump Can't Subpoena Jan. 6 Docs In Election Criminal Case

    The D.C. federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's criminal election-interference case denied the former president's bid to subpoena records from the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, saying Monday that Trump's "vague" motion resembled a "fishing expedition."

  • November 27, 2023

    Feds Accountable For BIA Officials' Actions, 9th Circ. Hears

    Two Native American advocacy groups are urging a Ninth Circuit panel to overturn a Montana district court's ruling that the federal government isn't responsible for the actions of its Bureau of Indian Affairs officers, saying the prospect that the case is not suitable for torts litigation undermines the safety of Native American women.

  • November 27, 2023

    Judge In Del. Asks DOJ To Look Into IP Edge Patent Litigation

    The top federal judge in Delaware concluded Monday that the Texas attorneys behind prolific patent litigation funding outfit IP Edge might have broken the law — and their ethical obligations as lawyers — by litigating ferociously for settlements from tech companies while operating behind a shadowy network of "relatively unsophisticated individuals."

  • November 27, 2023

    Celsius Creditors Balk At $281K In Bidder's Ch. 11 Fees

    The official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius Network opposed the payment of $281,000 in fees requested by a bidder that lost an auction for the reorganized debtor's assets, saying the code doesn't cover such expenses from a debtor's estate.

  • November 27, 2023

    5th Circ. Won't Upend La. Resident's EB-5 Fraud Conviction

    The Fifth Circuit on Monday refused to set aside the fraud convictions against a Louisiana resident who ran a post-Hurricane Katrina immigration investment scheme, saying the jury's findings were backed by an "overwhelming" body of evidence. 

  • November 27, 2023

    Judge OKs Investor Attys' $19.2M Fee For Libor-Rigging Deals

    A New York federal judge on Monday approved a $19.2 million award for attorneys representing investors in a Libor-rigging case against several financial institutions for their role in securing multiple settlements totaling over $74 million.

  • November 27, 2023

    Ex-JPMorgan Traders Want CFTC Spoofing Case Kept On Ice

    A convicted pair of former JPMorgan Chase precious metals traders have asked an Illinois federal judge to continue a stay on a parallel Commodity Futures Trading Commission action against them, arguing that the CFTC is trying to rush judgments before appeals on their criminal convictions can be heard.

  • November 27, 2023

    2nd Circ. Lowers Bar For Prisoners' First Amendment Claims

    A Second Circuit panel ruled Monday that prisoners do not have to prove they suffered a "substantial burden" on their religious freedom in order to bring a First Amendment claim, finding that legal standard improperly opens the door to courts determining the importance of religious events and practices.

  • November 27, 2023

    Fla. Oncologist Avoids Prison In Scheme To Limit Competition

    A Florida federal judge sentenced the former president and managing partner of an oncology group to three years of probation and to pay a $50,000 fine for conspiring with executives at a competing oncology group to split the southwest Florida cancer treatment market.

  • November 27, 2023

    What's Next For Labor Enforcement After DOJ Punts Case?

    The future of U.S. Department of Justice criminal prosecutions against "no-poach" deals between rival employers appears troubled after the DOJ dropped its last still-pending public case following a series of high-profile losses, in one of two cases Antitrust Division prosecutors quietly abandoned in a single week.

  • August 10, 2023

    Investor Attys Want $19.2M For $74M Libor-Rigging Deals

    Attorneys representing California State Teachers Retirement System in the Libor-rigging case against several financial institutions asked a New York federal judge for a $19.2 million award for their role in securing several settlements totaling nearly $74 million.

  • November 27, 2023

    Sentencing Guidelines Boosted For Atty In Pot Bribe Case

    An attorney convicted in a marijuana licensing bribery scheme faces a potentially stiff sentence after a Boston federal judge on Monday rejected the defendant's math, showing he only gained $15,000 from the crime, but stopped short of adopting prosecutors' calculations pegging the gain at $100,000 or more. 

  • November 27, 2023

    Holdouts In Alexion Insider Trading Case Get May Trial Date

    A Manhattan federal judge set a May 2024 trial date Monday for the last two defendants to deny their participation in an alleged five-man insider trading ring revolving around Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s $1.4 billion purchase of another biotech firm.

  • November 27, 2023

    Justices Hear Dueling Rules In ACCA Drug Definition Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court pointedly challenged the government Monday on its interpretation of a law that sets up a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for people convicted of repeated serious drug offenses who are later caught with firearms.

  • November 27, 2023

    Latest Move To Suspend Girardi Son-In-Law 'Concerns' Judge

    A California state bar judge who previously delayed disciplinary proceedings against Tom Girardi's son-in-law David Lira said Monday that she has "concerns" over the bar's latest attempt to suspend him, saying that the ongoing federal criminal case against Lira may raise Fifth Amendment due process issues.

  • November 27, 2023

    Garland Vows To Fight Terrorism And Hate During NJ Stop

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland vowed Monday to make full use of the Justice Department's resources to help American hostages of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, underscoring the importance of strong partnerships during a stop in New Jersey to visit with federal and state law enforcement officials. 

  • November 27, 2023

    Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty To $4M Medical Scheme

    A nurse practitioner pled guilty Monday to taking part in a $4 million scheme to sell unnecessary durable medical equipment to Medicare beneficiaries.

  • November 27, 2023

    Ohio Firm Accused Of Filing False Doc In Shareholders' Fight

    The minority shareholder of vinyl decking business Plextrusions Inc. is asking an Ohio federal judge to disqualify Roderick Linton & Belfance LLP from representing the company's majority shareholder in litigation between the two, accusing the firm of submitting a "demonstrably false document" to the court on its client's behalf.

  • November 27, 2023

    Disbarred NJ Atty Must Face Ponzi Scheme Charges

    A New Jersey appellate court panel revived on Monday two money laundering charges against a Hazlet attorney accused of misappropriating nearly $1.2 million from hundreds of clients, some $588,000 of which he allegedly used for his own enrichment.

  • November 27, 2023

    Trump Downplays NY Judge's Safety Risk After Threats

    Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday said safety concerns don't justify a New York state judge's gag orders against the former president in the state attorney general's civil fraud trial, arguing that threats made by others don't present an "imminent" danger and should not result in his loss of First Amendment rights.

  • November 27, 2023

    Binance Founder Can't Yet Return To UAE Amid Bail Dispute

    A Seattle federal judge has temporarily barred Changpeng Zhao, the founder of the embattled cryptocurrency exchange Binance, from returning to his home in the United Arab Emirates while the court considers bail conditions imposed by a magistrate judge.

  • November 27, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 34 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 34:

  • November 24, 2023

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The past week in London has seen Glencore face a claim from collapsed hedge fund Eton Park in the wake of its bribery scandal, the ex-CFO of Peppa Pig and Teletubbies toymaker bring data protection proceedings against the employment barrister who represented him at tribunal, and Delta Airlines check in to fresh trademark proceedings against hotel chain Marriott. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • November 22, 2023

    Calif. Atty Warns Goat Theft Ruling Sets Baaad Precedent

    A California attorney who asked the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday to review an appellate decision affirming his felony larceny conviction for stealing a baby goat argued the judgment could lead to a disruption of foundational legal concepts in the state.

  • November 22, 2023

    6th Circ. Upholds Tossing Fiat Chrysler Engineers' RICO Suit

    In a published opinion Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit upheld a ruling that a group of auto engineers waited too long to file a RICO suit accusing former United Auto Workers officials and Fiat Chrysler executives of engaging in a years-long bribery scheme that violated the parties' labor contract.

Expert Analysis

  • Why Criminal No-Poach Cases Can Be Deceptively Complex

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    Mark Rosman at Wilson Sonsini discusses the reasons many criminal no-poach cases that appear simple are actually more complicated than they seem, following several jury trial acquittals and two dismissed cases.

  • Key Takeaways From DOJ's Recent FARA Advisory Opinions

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    The U.S. Department of Justice recently published several redacted advisory opinions on the Foreign Agents Registration Act, clarifying its current thinking on when a person or entity is required to register as a foreign agent under the statute, and when they may qualify for an exemption, says Tessa Capeloto at Wiley Rein.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • What SEC Retreat In Ripple Case Means For Crypto Regulation

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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has chosen a regulation-by-enforcement approach to cryptocurrency policy rather than through rulemaking, but the agency's recently aborted enforcement action against two Ripple Labs executives for alleged securities law violations demonstrates the limits of this piecemeal tactic, says Keith Blackman at Bracewell.

  • Seized Art Ownership Row Highlights Importance Of Vetting

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    The Cleveland Museum of Art's recent suit against the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to block a seizure order and contest its rightful ownership of a headless statue worth $20 million presents an uncommon challenge that underscores the criticality of due diligence prior to acquiring artworks, especially older pieces, say Robert Darwell and Zach Dai at Sheppard Mullin.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

  • In Culley, Justices Unlikely To Set New Forfeiture Standards

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    As the U.S. Supreme Court considers Culley v. Marshall — a case with the potential to reshape civil asset forfeiture practices — the justices' recent comments at oral argument suggest that, while some of them may be concerned about civil forfeiture abuse, they are unlikely to significantly change the status quo, say attorneys at Jackson Walker.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Are CCOs Really In The SEC's Crosshairs?

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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Director Gurbir Grewal recently gave a speech to address the concerns of chief compliance officers in light of recent enforcement actions taken against them, but CCOs need to understand when to push back against management, quit, or report issues to the board or to regulators, say Brian Rubin and Adam Pollet at Eversheds Sutherland.

  • A Closer Look At The Sen. Menendez Indictment

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    Attorneys at Dowd Bennett analyze the latest charges filed against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and four co-defendants — from bribery to acting as a foreign agent — potential defenses that may be mounted, and broader lessons for white collar attorneys.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • SEC Fines Mean Cos. Should Review Anti-Whistleblower Docs

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    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s expanding focus on violations of whistleblower protection laws — as seen in recent settlements where company contracts forbade workers from reporting securities misconduct — means companies should review their employment and separation agreements for language that may discourage reporting, says Caroline Henry at Maynard Nexsen.

  • SolarWinds Ushers In New Era Of SEC Cyber Enforcement

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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recent lawsuit against software company SolarWinds Corp. and its chief information security officer is the first time the SEC has ever filed suit over scienter-based fraud involving cybersecurity failures, illustrating that both companies and CISOs need to be extra cautious in how they describe their cybersecurity practices, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • How Social Media Can Affect Trial Outcomes

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    With social media’s ability to seize upon an issue and spin it into a specifically designed narrative, it is more critical than ever that a litigation communications strategy be part of trial planning to manage the impact of legal action on a company's reputation, say Sean Murphy and Steve Wood at Courtroom Sciences.

  • General Counsel Need Data Literacy To Keep Up With AI

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    With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

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