Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney dropped his attempt to join a lawsuit over congressional subpoenas related to the impeachment inquiry Tuesday and told a D.C. federal judge he will instead rely on President Donald Trump’s order not to testify.
The co-founders of the defunct cryptocurrency company Centra Tech said Monday that its recent bid to have the government return $18.6 million worth of Ether to Centra Token purchasers is not, as prosecutors claim, a "trial ploy."
Former Trump campaign honcho Rick Gates testified Tuesday that the organization was thrilled to learn from Roger Stone about WikiLeaks’ plan to dump stolen emails to damage Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, bolstering prosecutors’ case that Stone lied to Congress about not speaking to anyone in the campaign about the controversial anti-secrecy group.
HSBC's Hong Kong affiliate has asked a New York federal judge to dismiss claims that it aided a $37 million Ponzi scheme, saying the action was merely a "forum-shopping retread" of a case investors already lost in California.
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A New York federal judge overseeing a human rights activist's suit over an alleged smear campaign run by Fusion GPS should "resign from the bench" and run for Congress, the activist told the Second Circuit, saying the judge was ignoring the law and enacting his own policy on racketeering claims.
A former portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein on Friday testified of how the hedge fund lost millions of dollars from its stake in a Mozambican government-backed loan, which prosecutors say was tainted by a bribery scheme led by Privinvest executive Jean Boustani.
A star witness in Roger Stone's criminal trial lashed out at an attorney for the former Trump campaign adviser over the assertion that he misled Stone into believing he had personal connections with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose group released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's computer system.
A former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner testified Friday that KPMG's annual audits of Merrimack College met the professional standards for auditors, as the accounting giant began its defense in the Massachusetts jury trial over its alleged responsibility for not catching a $4.1 million student loan fraud.
President Donald Trump within the next week will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether his accounting firm is required to furnish his tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney, his legal team said Friday.
A Florida man's motorized surfboard investment scheme hit choppy waters when federal prosecutors and regulators slapped him with parallel actions claiming he stole $350,000 from investors — nearly all of the money raised — and spent the money on himself.
David Boies hit embattled lawyer Alan Dershowitz with a defamation lawsuit in New York state court Friday, saying the Harvard law professor left him no choice after lobbing a string of incendiary extortion allegations against him and the Jeffrey Epstein accusers he represents.
The Board of Immigration Appeals granted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's request to review a Chinese citizen's asylum case based on her former New York attorney's fraud conviction, saying that there is enough new evidence to reopen her case.
Beck Redden LLP attorneys narrowed down evidence prepared by another firm in order to win a $176 million verdict for HP Inc. in a complex case alleging optical disk drive supplier Quanta was part of an industrywide price-fixing scheme.
An indictment that was unsealed Friday alleges that 15 individuals, including two former company owners, orchestrated a scheme that marketed roughly $140 million in binary options, misleading investors about their investments and profiting off their losses.
A Manhattan federal judge sentenced a former United Nations diplomat on Friday to time served and community service after he pled guilty to a bribery scheme involving top officials and millions of dollars, citing his early cooperation with prosecutors.
House lawmakers greenlighted a bill last month that would make doping schemes in international sports a federal crime, a move that followed revelations in recent years about a massive state-sponsored Russian doping conspiracy. Here, attorney Jim Walden, who represents Russian doping whistleblower Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov and who helped draft the bill, discusses why the measure is necessary to stop rampant doping and corruption worldwide.
A New Jersey town sued by a judge over her arrest for allegedly harboring her fugitive ex-boyfriend urged a federal court to toss the discrimination case Friday, blasting the “audacity” of the jurist's attempt to rehash matters that were already examined by ethics authorities.
Centra Tech again challenged its investors' renewed attempt at class certification in their suit over a fraudulent initial coin offering, telling a Florida federal court Thursday that the investors sneakily attached nonparty subpoenas to their bid in a "presumptuous act" of "improper discovery."
Prosecutors showed a Manhattan jury dozens of documents tying former Locke Lord LLP partner Mark S. Scott to OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova, also known as “Cryptoqueen,” on Friday in their $400 million money laundering case as a British investment pro told jurors that the ties were neither affirmatively disclosed nor actively disguised.
A New Jersey federal judge expressed concerns over the risk of inconsistent rulings Friday if he lets a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suit against the former president and chief legal officer of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. over an alleged bribery scheme move forward amid a related criminal case.
A lawsuit from SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp. is improperly trying to hold International Speedway Corp. liable for an alleged $1 billion DC Solar Ponzi scheme, the racetrack owner told a Florida federal judge Thursday.
A lawsuit involving an alleged attorney-broker running a Ponzi scheme was only removed to federal court to delay court proceedings and should be returned to the state court it was originally filed in, two real estate investors told a Texas federal judge.
Federal prosecutors have accused three men of transporting firearm parts from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia in violation of federal laws that require a license to export goods, according to court filings.
The Second Circuit declined Friday to overturn the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s denials of several whistleblower claims for portions of a $55 million fine paid by Deutsche Bank, ruling in part that the agency can cut out a whistleblower who submits useful information first but packages it in an impenetrable format.
In light of the U.S. Department of Justice's recent dramatic increase in criminal enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a wide array of individuals and organizations whose conduct may be implicated by FARA should keep in mind several key compliance considerations, say Richard Beizer and Dalal Hasan of Crowell & Moring.
In this Expert Analysis series, leaders at some of the law firms that committed to the American Bar Association's 2018 pledge to improve mental health and well-being in the legal industry explain how they put certain elements of the initiative into action.
While many have treated Kirkland & Ellis' recent creation of a contingency fee-based plaintiffs practice as market disruptive, it is another manifestation of forces that have been changing the business of BigLaw for some time, says Elizabeth Korchin at Therium Capital Management.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s recent whistleblower alerts on insider trading, foreign corruption, virtual commodities fraud and Bank Secrecy Act violations are an explicit attempt to boost the flow of information to the CFTC, and further incentivize cooperation to buoy its enforcement efforts, say attorneys at Paul Hastings.
Our most concerted efforts toward implementing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge, which we signed one year ago, have centered on educating attorneys and staff by including well-being components in firm trainings and professional development programs, says Andrew Glincher at Nixon Peabody.
Thus far, nine deaths and more than 500 cases of illness allegedly related to THC vaping have been reported across the U.S. Changing federal law's treatment of marijuana could be the most important step in the promotion of public safety in this arena, say Seth Goldberg and Justin Stern of Duane Morris.
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Readers of Martha Minow's new book "When Should Law Forgive?" will be exposed to a refreshingly robust vision of justice that transcends myopic perspectives of wrongdoing and punishment, says U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the District of Columbia.
As an early advocate of the American Bar Association's year-old well-being pledge, we launched an integrated program to create and sustain a supportive workplace culture with initiatives focused on raising mental health awareness, embracing creativity and giving back to the community, says Casey Ryan at Reed Smith.
In the approaching U.S. Supreme Court term, white collar practitioners should follow Kelly v. United States for its potential to narrow criminal fraud law, along with three pending certiorari petitions, and the voting patterns of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, say Brook Dooley and Cody Gray at Keker Van Nest.
Our firm drives a holistic concept of well-being through educational opportunities, such as a series of expert-led workshops intended to address mental health and substance abuse issues that we vowed to fight when we signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge one year ago, says Krista Logelin at Morgan Lewis.
Signing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge last year was a natural progression of our firm's commitment to employee wellness, which has included developing partnerships with professionals in the mental health space to provide customized programming to firm attorneys and staff, say Annette Sciallo and Mark Goldberg at Latham.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
Utah's recently enacted Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act and other states' laws that follow it will change long-standing practices in how companies that collect or store users’ personal data respond to law enforcement requests, say attorneys at Baker Botts.