The U.S. House of Representatives has resoundingly passed a bipartisan bill that would direct the State Department to invite security researchers to expose flaws in its digital defenses in exchange for rewards.
Michael Cohen will not appear at a scheduled hearing before a House panel next month in light of “ongoing threats against his family” from President Donald Trump, Cohen’s lawyer said Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the longtime Trump attorney’s testimony about crimes he committed in dealings with the president.
Music mogul Jay-Z, rapper Meek Mill, and several professional sports team owners and asset managers on Wednesday launched a $50 million criminal justice reform effort aimed at revamping laws to reduce the number of people on parole or probation.
A former Rock Capital Markets LLC trader accused of creating false profits and causing his firm to fold after losing over $13.7 million has been sentenced by an Illinois federal judge Wednesday to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one wire fraud charge last year.
A Beverly Hills attorney who has a “long history” of selling drugs on the internet, including black tar heroin and methadone, was arrested for allegedly selling $1,200 in oxycodone pills on Craigslist, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Sen. Charles Grassley has asked the U.S. Olympic Committee to outline the steps it’s taking to improve its culture and protect athletes after the release of a scathing December report about sexual abuse in the Olympic community, the lawmaker said Wednesday.
A week after announcing a split from his former criminal defense lawyer, Harvey Weinstein has a new legal team consisting of Jose Baez, who led Casey Anthony's murder trial acquittal, and Harvard Law School professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Baez confirmed Wednesday.
Five New York doctors on Tuesday assailed a U.S. Department of Justice indictment accusing them of pocketing kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl painkiller sold by Insys Therapeutics Inc., saying there are no concrete signs of an illicit quid pro quo.
Two members of a D.C. Circuit panel on Wednesday derided a Houston-based investment advisory firm that recommended investments without fully disclosing it was being paid by the broker offering them.
Deutsche Bank AG said Wednesday that it has received requests for information from law enforcement agencies and regulators across the globe looking into an alleged multibillion-dollar money laundering scheme at Danish lender Danske Bank.
An attorney rounded up in the massive prosecution of a group that created fake shell companies in a pump-and-dump scheme had his three-year sentence trimmed by two years Tuesday because he assisted the government in taking down his cohorts.
A former Miami-area hospital director pled guilty Wednesday in Florida federal court to conspiring to defraud the United States and paying and receiving health care kickbacks as part of a $1 billion health care fraud scheme.
Four former Barclays PLC directors deceived the bank’s shareholders by failing to declare additional fees they paid Qatari investors at the height of the financial crisis and by using other agreements as a “smokescreen” to cover their tracks, prosecutors told a London jury on Wednesday.
A former lead salesman for Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest on Monday asked a New York federal judge to let him out on bail following his indictment over alleged involvement in a $2 billion bribery and investor fraud scheme, saying a $20 million bail package with 24/7 private security would ensure he shows up in court.
A California federal judge appeared skeptical Tuesday of Michael Avenatti's bid to continue efforts to block silence provisions in Stormy Daniels' $130,000 hush money deal with President Donald Trump, noting that Trump's agreement not to enforce the deal seems to provide the relief sought.
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad has urged the D.C. Circuit to review his military commission case for a second time, arguing it needs to resolve a messy situation keeping a military appeal in limbo, as well as address alleged conflicts involving the judge in his case.
A Russian company criminally charged with thwarting enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act asked a judge on Tuesday to make prosecutors explain why Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP "was permitted to purchase a declination" in its own FARA case.
Irell & Manella LLP on Tuesday welcomed a prominent trial lawyer and former litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP into the fold to focus on trials, investigations and complex commercial litigation as a partner in its Los Angeles litigation group.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider reviewing a foreign government-owned entity's legal fight with what is reportedly Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, allowing it to file a petition arguing that U.S. courts have no power to enforce criminal laws against foreign sovereigns.
Two consultants and an anonymous tipster urged the Second Circuit on Tuesday to make the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission give them a cut of the $55 million fine that Deutsche Bank AG paid to settle claims over risky derivatives, saying the agency was wrong to deny them payouts under its whistleblower program.
The U.S. Department of Justice's updated guidance on the Wire Act contains a fundamental distinction between civil risk and criminal risk, and this will slow down the proliferation of gambling-related online offerings in the internet gambling community, says Tim Lowry of DLA Piper.
While white collar filings are significantly down nationwide, the prosecutorial appetite for bringing criminal trade secret cases appears voracious, even where no foreign actor or national security concern is involved, say Jessica Nall and Janice Reicher of Farella Braun & Martel LLP.
Earlier this month, a California federal court denied discovery into the identification of third-party funders with a financial interest in the outcome of an underlying patent infringement action. This decision in MLC v. Micron follows a long line of well-reasoned precedent across U.S. federal courts, say Matthew Harrison and Sarah Jacobson of Bentham IMF.
This month, the First Department of New York's Appellate Division revived Avilon v. Leontiev, establishing that a debtor cannot obtain declaratory judgment shielding itself from personal liability to a creditor's associates, and then use that judgment to preclude claims from the creditor, say A. Robert Quirk and Muhammad Faridi of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Side A difference-in-conditions insurance policies can play an important role in insulating against risks that public companies must navigate, offering benefits beyond those included in traditional directors and officers policies, says Evan Bundschuh of Gabriel Bundschuh & Associates Inc.
2018 was full of important developments in international law, including a new North American trade treaty, significant litigation at the International Court of Justice, and rulings by various bodies related to environmental, human rights and criminal law, say Viren Mascarenhas and Douglass Cassel of King & Spalding LLP.
In late December, the U.S. Department of Justice quietly secured a guilty plea from Jiongsheng Zhao in Illinois federal court — capping off a year of systematic anti-spoofing enforcement, say Lanny Breuer and Laura Brookover of Covington & Burling LLP.
The conversation surrounding the grand jury subpoena case related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation focuses on the “mysterious” corporation. Of broader importance, the proceedings probed the mysterious area of criminal immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, says Kristina Arianina of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
The lack of minority partners comes at a high cost to firms, say attorneys at Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, as they suggest several practical ways to tackle this problem.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission turned its attention to cybersecurity last year, and those efforts will intensify throughout 2019. There are at least four likely areas of enforcement activity, say attorneys with Linklaters LLP.