Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sharks Dispense with Professional Courtesy, Circle Slater & Gordon | Compliance Week

I joked here earlier this month that perhaps “professional courtesy” might spare publicly traded law firm Slater & Gordon —  a major player in pursuing cases for plaintiffs in Australian securities class actions — from ending up on the receiving end of a shareholder class action. Alas, that is looking less and less likely and the sharks are circling. via Sharks Dispense…

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Navigating Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions and the FCPA | Compliance Week

The SEC recently reported that FY 2015 brought a new high for whistleblower tips regarding FCPA violations, and reiterated that the Dodd-Frank whistleblower incentive provisions have been a “game-changer” for FCPA enforcement. Last week, I hosted an interesting webcast on the subject of “Navigating the Minefield of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions and the FCPA.” via Navigating Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions and the…

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“America’s Most Hated Man” Martin Shkreli Arrested for Securities Fraud | Compliance Week

In recent weeks, Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, has become the the “most hated man in America” for unapologetically raising the price of an important HIV-fighting drug from $13.50 to $750. It was with unbridled glee, then, that the media reported that Shkreli was arrested this morning on securities fraud charges related to a biotechnology firm he founded…

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