Daily Archives: July 23, 2019, 1:10 pm

SEC Awards Half-Million Dollars to Overseas Whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a half-million dollar award to an overseas whistleblower whose expeditious reporting helped the Commission bring a successful enforcement action. “The Commission’s whistleblower award program has reached an important milestone,” said Jane Norberg, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower.  “With recent actions, more than $2 billion in monetary sanctions have been ordered…

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Cryptocurrency Investor Gets Second Chance to Show AT&T Liability in $24M Hack

A federal judge in California has given a cryptocurrency entrepreneur another shot to make his case that AT&T’s negligence allowed hackers to steal $24 million in digital currency. Hackers attacked blockchain and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin’s cellphone on two separate occasions, according to his initial complaint filed in the Central District Court of California in August 2018. Following the hacks,…

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As Prosecutors Eye Silicon Valley, Big Law Eyes White-Collar Lawyers | The Recorder

As Silicon Valley technology companies face increasing government scrutiny, experienced white-collar practitioners are becoming hot commodities among the law firms seeking to represent tech-focused clients. In recent months, several Am Law 100 firms have hired former government prosecutors to bolster their white-collar defense capabilities in the Bay Area. They include David Callaway, a former chief of the criminal division of the…

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Baker McKenzie Boosts Los Angeles Offering with Leading Securities Litigation and Enforcement Duo | Newsroom | Baker McKenzie

Perrie Weiner and Edward Totino join the Firm’s growing Los Angeles office, where Perrie will serve as Partner in Charge and Chair of the North America Securities Litigation Group. Baker McKenzie has added two highly regarded securities litigation and enforcement partners in the Los Angeles office. Both partners were formerly with DLA Piper, where Perrie previously was co-chair of the…

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