Monthly Archives: August 2020

World Acceptance Corporation pays SEC $21.7 million to resolve “bags of cash” FCPA offenses | The FCPA Blog

World Acceptance Corporation agreed Thursday to pay the SEC $21.7 million in penalties and disgorgement to resolve FCPA offenses in Mexico. In an internal administrative order, the SEC charged WAC with violating the FCPA’s anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions. The consumer loan company agreed to disgorge $17.8 million plus prejudgment interest of $1.9 million, and civil penalties…

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Enforcement Co-Director Steven Peikin to Depart

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Division of Enforcement Co-Director Steven Peikin will leave the agency on Aug. 14, 2020. During his more than three years serving alongside Co-Director Stephanie Avakian, Mr. Peikin worked to better position the agency’s largest division to address emerging threats, increasing its efficiency and effectiveness in investigating and prosecuting violations of the federal securities…

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Yes Virginia, the 5-Year Deadline for SEC Disgorgement Claims Survives Liu | LinkedIn

In the wake of this summer’s Supreme Court decision in Liu v. SEC – declaring that at least some SEC disgorgement awards may qualify as “equitable relief” and therefore may be permissible under applicable law – insightful commentators and practitioners have lamented that the Court undermined its unanimous ruling from just a few years ago in Kokesh v. SEC that…

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Former FBI director Louis J. Freeh joins AlixPartners today | AlixPartners

lixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced it has acquired Freeh Group International Solutions LLC (FGIS), a leading global risk management firm, expanding its premier global investigations practice. The transaction, effective immediately, sees FGIS team members joining AlixPartners and is complementary to the firm’s investigations, compliance, and cybersecurity capabilities. The acquisition will add a new AlixPartners office in Wilmington, Delaware.…

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Top SDNY Securities Fraud and Money Laundering Prosecutor Joins McGuireWoods | McGuireWoods

McGuireWoods is pleased to announce that Jason Cowley, former co-chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and former chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, has joined the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department. via Top SDNY Securities Fraud and Money Laundering…

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