Two Miami-based associates of the former owners of Ukraine's PrivatBank are urging a federal judge not to nix their claims to a 31-story Kentucky skyscraper being targeted by U.S. prosecutors for its alleged connection to a money laundering scheme.
Federal judges anticipate a relaxation of COVID-19 safety protocols in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit, with details set to be announced as early as Monday.
Washington, D.C., lawyer Victoria Toensing said Friday that she's appealing a New York federal judge's rejection of a challenge she and Rudy Giuliani filed over search warrants that allowed federal investigators to seize their devices for a probe into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine.
A veteran criminal justice attorney who has worked on some of the biggest cases in Pennsylvania joined Saxton & Stump LLC's Harrisburg office as senior counsel after spending nearly 50 years running his own personal injury and criminal defense boutique, the firm said.
A former general counsel for the Motion Picture Association of America has reached a plea deal with prosecutors after he was charged two years ago with sexual abuse and blackmail for alleged threats to expose a woman he met on a dating site unless she had sex with him.
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC wants a civil suit it's facing in Mississippi federal court over its alleged role in a huge timber-industry Ponzi scheme put on the shelf while a Baker Donelson partner and a former firm lobbyist work out related criminal charges they're facing.
Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics filed suit in Delaware bankruptcy court seeking to recover more than $10 million in legal fees the company paid out to its former CEO to defend him in a criminal kickback case for which he is now serving prison time.
The past week in London has seen Ukraine's bank deposit protection scheme sue a bank in Liechtenstein, streaming platform Twitch take aim at a viewing bot, and law firm Kennedys files for an injunction against Hiscox.
A Pennsylvania district court judge dismissed anti-money laundering charges against MoneyGram International Inc. on Thursday, marking the end of an eight-year deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
A pair of Israeli citizens accused by regulators last year of making millions of dollars through a global insider trading ring have been criminally charged in New York federal court, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Two of President Joe Biden's earliest picks for the federal bench cleared a key hurdle Thursday as the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced both to serve on Maryland court seats despite facing clusters of GOP opposition.
A California appeals court has reversed JPMorgan Chase Bank's win in a suit brought against it by a towing company over a former employee's purported embezzlement, saying the bank did not establish the former worker fraudulently endorsed stolen checks he deposited into his own account.
Five New York and New Jersey residents, including three current and former JetBlue Airways employees, were arrested and charged Thursday with fraudulently obtaining $1 million in COVID-19 relief funds by lying about their personal companies' staffing and revenues on loan applications.
Car rental giant Avis Budget Group Inc. will pay $10.1 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the U.S. government over vehicle liability and accident insurance payments, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday.
The chief of staff to a former Massachusetts mayor convicted on corruption charges may have to face a jury of her own after a federal judge on Thursday rejected a plea agreement that would have spared her any prison time.
A New York federal bankruptcy judge rejected a bid to qualify discovery into real estate attorney Mitchell Kossoff and his shuttered law firm in consideration of criminal investigations, but assured his counsel that all rights will be preserved going forward.
Bird Marella's Naeun Rim was part of the local legal team that represented Robinhood Financial LLC in one of multiple civil suits after it blocked users from buying shares of GameStop and other stocks, earning her a spot among the white-collar practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
The special prosecutor tapped to bring criminal contempt charges against disbarred human rights lawyer Steven Donziger said evidence at trial clearly shows he flouted court orders, as both sides submitted their final arguments to a Manhattan federal judge.
Disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti told a Manhattan federal judge his "epic fall" from grace and "brutal punishment" in solitary confinement should spare him a lengthy prison term for scheming to extort Nike.
Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones was sentenced to 28 months in prison Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to embezzle more than $1 million in dues that he and other officials spent on swanky dinners, golf outings and other extravagances.
Health care-focused Epstein Becker Green added a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor with experience in a variety of enforcement matters as a member in Washington, D.C., the firm announced.
A bid by three parents charged in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case to move their trial from Boston to Los Angeles is nothing more than "thinly disguised, late-stage forum shopping," prosecutors said Wednesday.
An internal fraud investigation into a Kazakh mining company was poorly managed by a former Dechert LLP partner and spiraled out of control, costing the company millions in unnecessary legal fees, a former executive testified on Thursday.
A former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services worker and two former hedge fund analysts on Wednesday urged the Second Circuit to reverse all of their insider trading convictions following the U.S. Supreme Court's remand in light of its Bridgegate decision, saying the government can't salvage two counts of conviction out of many it now agrees should be set aside.
A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive and defendant in the so-called Bridgegate criminal case sued his former employer Wednesday in New York state court, saying the agency should cover years of legal fees he incurred while successfully defending himself.
The Fifth Circuit's recent decision in U.S. v. Nora, reversing a defendant's health care fraud conviction, highlights the difficulty in proving a defendant's intent and may strengthen myriad defense theories, say Richard Roper and Elissa McClure at Thompson & Knight.
During the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, pulmonologist Martin Tobin gave a gripping account of the cause of George Floyd’s death, engaging jurors in creative ways and bringing five important lessons for lawyers preparing expert witnesses, say Harlan Prater and Logan Matthews at Lightfoot Franklin.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's recent request for input on the Corporate Transparency Act's beneficial ownership reporting obligations offers insight into FinCEN's thinking on how to implement them, and suggests the regulator may be considering some unexpected requirements, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.
As sanctioned countries and individuals increasingly use cryptocurrency to circumvent restrictions on their access to mainstream international financial markets, companies providing digital currency services need to step up efforts to identify illegal transactions undertaken using their services, say attorneys at Freshfields.
Recent Internal Revenue Service victories involving John Doe summonses served on cryptocurrency exchanges — and statements by the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement about global collaboration in cryptocurrency-related tax investigations — should prompt assessment of prior virtual currency transactions and remediation before an enforcement agency shows up at the door, say attorneys at McDermott.
The U.S. Department of Justice's and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recent fraud allegations against uBiome executives illustrate the challenges of navigating interactions between clinical testing companies, health insurers and government oversight efforts, say attorneys at Debevoise.
Multidisciplinary, industry-based groups at law firms allow for more holistic legal advice, lead to sustainable client relationships, and are likely to replace practice group monoliths at many firms, say Jennifer Simpson Carr at Furia Rubel, Timothy Corcoran at Corcoran Consulting and Mike Mellor at Pryor Cashman.
The 16th anniversary of the massive explosion at BP's Texas City refinery is an occasion to remember that when companies grow complacent about favorable safety metrics, they leave themselves open to disaster — and to the civil and criminal liability that may follow, says Gerry Caron, chief counsel for safety, health and environment at Cabot.
The proposed Inspector General Access Act that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice inspector general to investigate allegations of misconduct by DOJ attorneys would do little to increase accountability, and could undermine decades of practiced procedure at the Office of Professional Responsibility, says Steven Wasserman at the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys.
Although many are calling for sweeping changes to antitrust laws, virtual sessions of the American Bar Association's 69th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting reveal that state and federal enforcers are already able to challenge big tech, acquisitions of small, nascent competitors, and wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.
Minority attorneys are often underrepresented in conferences, media interviews and other law firm thought leadership campaigns, which affects their visibility with potential clients and their ability to advance at their firms, says John Hellerman at Hellerman Communications.
U.S. regulators should follow the lead of their European counterparts and clarify how antitrust law applies to cooperation between companies on fighting climate change, so that businesses have more flexibility to work together on green initiatives, say Ben Steinberg and Adam Mendel at Robins Kaplan.
Early actions by President Joe Biden's administration signal a robust health care enforcement environment in which federal agencies will aggressively scrutinize pandemic-related and Medicare Advantage fraud, nursing homes, and medical technology, and False Claims Act activity will likely increase, say attorneys at Alston & Bird.
The current high demand for midlevel associates provides them a rare opportunity to potentially explore new practice areas, but associates should first ask themselves six questions to begin figuring out why a change sounds appealing, says Stephanie Biderman at Major Lindsey.
Nessim Mezrahi and Stephen Sigrist at SAR analyze data on securities class actions filed against public companies in the first quarter of 2021, and explore factors that may have contributed to issuers facing their lowest exposure to such claims in years.