Jones Day has bolstered its government regulation practice by hiring a former Dickstein Shapiro LLP partner who also has experience as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, it said Monday.
Dechert LLP has added to its antitrust practice in Europe, bringing in the former managing partner of Shearman & Sterling LLP's Brussels office, Dechert said Thursday.
The White House on Thursday nominated Federal Trade Commission official and former Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP attorney Howard Shelanski to head the government oversight body that reviews all agency draft regulations before they are published.
Foley & Lardner LLP has snagged a seasoned health care regulatory attorney from K&L Gates LLP as of counsel on its health care team in Boston, the firm announced Thursday.
K&L Gates LLP has hired two new partners from Jackson Walker LLP and Haynes and Boone LLP to serve in its antitrust and bankruptcy practices in Houston, the firm announced Wednesday.
Baker & McKenzie LLP has beefed up its litigation practice by adding a former Sidley Austin LLP partner with expertise in complex commercial, antitrust, class action and white collar matters, it said Wednesday.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP on Monday boosted its Washington competition practice with the addition of a new partner who is fresh off a six-year stint overseeing some of the Federal Trade Commission’s biggest antitrust cases as an assistant director.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added the former joint head of Bribery and Corruption in the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office to its London office in a bid to raise the firm's profile in cross-border Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, the firm said Monday.
Bingham McCutchen LLP has added some muscle to its antitrust and white collar practice groups by bringing on a former Federal Trade Commission adviser and a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, it said Thursday.
Polsinelli Shughart PC has landed a health care and commercial litigation wizard from Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP who is experienced in antitrust, real estate and employment matters to join its Dallas office as a shareholder, the firm announced Monday.
King & Spalding LLP has added to its antitrust capabilities by luring a former federal prosecutor to lead the competition practice at its New York office, the firm said Monday.
Sidley Austin LLP on Wednesday said it has snagged three antitrust attorneys, including the former deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition Kenneth L. Glazer, from K&L Gates LLP and Clifford Chance LLP to join the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has beefed up its global antitrust capabilities by hiring two former top British competition regulators at its London office, the firm announced Wednesday.
The co-chairwoman of DLA Piper's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-corruption and corporate compliance practice group has jumped to Troutman Sanders LLP to serve as a white collar and compliance partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, Troutman Sanders announced Monday.
Perkins Coie LLP has added to its Dallas team five new attorneys, including two partners from Fish & Richardson PC and K&L Gates LLP specializing in litigation, commercial contracts, intellectual property, health care, antitrust, securities and energy, the firm announced Monday.
Spearheading complex antitrust defenses for big clients like the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association and General Motors Co., Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Daniel Laytin has quickly earned a reputation as the smartest guy in the room, winning a place among Law360's top five young antitrust attorneys.
White & Case LLP's Jack E. Pace III has a roster of victories including winning the dismissal of Fair Isaac Corp.'s trademark and competition suit against Experian Information Solutions Inc., landing himself on Law360's list of five noteworthy competition attorneys under 40.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's Steig Olson has moved effortlessly from representing plaintiffs in high-profile class actions to helping defend Travelport Ltd. in an antitrust fight brought by American Airlines Inc., landing himself on Law360's list of five noteworthy competition attorneys under 40.
Hausfeld LLP partner Brent Landau has helped obtain hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs in massive antitrust litigation alleging airlines fixed cargo rates and was part of a team that won a $162.3 million judgment against Chinese vitamin C manufacturers accused of price-fixing, victories that helped earn the 36-year-old a place among the five up and coming competition attorneys recently recognized by Law360.
In successfully fending off an antitrust challenge to a California hospital's decisions concerning the treatment of spine injuries and defending a group that oversees Internet domains, Jones Day partner Eric Enson has earned himself a spot among five competition attorneys recognized by Law360.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
The extraordinary criminal bribery charges against two registered representatives of a U.S. broker-dealer and a high-level Venezuelan government official highlight that a broker-dealer’s anti-money laundering procedures, as well as oversight of their registered people, should have a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act component if the firm is doing international business, say attorneys with Duane Morris LLP.
In many circumstances in antitrust litigation, standing up as a class representative may be an effective way to protect the company’s interests while assuring that it and other victims of anti-competitive behavior receive the monetary recovery they deserve, say Kellie Lerner and Ryan Marth of Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP.
When U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald dismissed a consolidated, multidistrict batch of antitrust and racketeering suits in Manhattan earlier this spring, she suggested plaintiffs seeking to recover from banking giants at the heart of the interest rate-fixing scandal might have better luck with securities fraud claims. But those plaintiffs will need to be lucky indeed. Two recent developments show that obstacles are inherent and, perhaps, insurmountable, say attorneys with Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
The emergence of a cooperating witness begins to complete the puzzle of the scheme to defraud and catapults the investigation to new heights. A recent arrest by the FBI in an ongoing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation appears to follow this same modus operandi, says Douglas Small of Berkeley Research Group LLC.
A New York federal court recently entered a final judgment against a former Siemens AG executive for his alleged role in a purported $100 million bribery scheme for Siemens to obtain a $1 billion contract from Argentina. Third-party sham contracts continue to be a prevalent theme in the alleged facts contained in corruption enforcement filings and resolutions, say attorneys with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
The California Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. Swift Distribution Inc. will resolve a hot debate about the scope of implied disparagement liability under California law, likely determining whether insurers must defend lawsuits involving allegations of intellectual property infringement, unfair competition and false advertising, says Tyler Gerking of Farella Braun & Martel LLP.
In order to implement the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resource guide's critical instructions for corporate boards, senior executives and compliance professionals for designing an “effective” anti-corruption compliance program, companies must tackle 10 essential tasks, says Michael Volkov of The Volkov Law Group LLC.
The U.S. Department of Justice's unusual business review letter in response to Intellectual Property Exchange International Inc.'s proposed financial exchange for licensing and trading IP rights serves as a useful reminder of the benefits and drawbacks of the business review letter process and, perhaps, a cautionary note on group patent licensing activities, say William Dolan and Geoffrey Oliver of Jones Day.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act guide highlighted the Travel Act and its applicability to FCPA cases. But the Travel Act, which can apply to bribery of foreign officials as well as private individuals, is often misunderstood and underappreciated by companies attempting to maintain robust compliance programs, say HL Rogers and Ellen Crisham of Sidley Austin LLP.