Monthly Archives: April 2021

The FBI Should Retire its Form 302 | LinkedIn

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Form 302 of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (“302”), the memorandum used by FBI agents to memorialize their notes taken during a witness interview, can unintentionally create a materially misguided, mistaken, incomplete and wholly unreliable evidentiary record. Innocently characterized as an “interview memo,” the 302, with its “official” look and feel (including an agent’s…

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Alex Oh Named SEC Director of Enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Alex Oh has been appointed Director of the Division of Enforcement. Oh was most recently a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and co-chair of the law firm’s Anti-Corruption & FCPA Practice Group. She was previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office…

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Wirecard employees removed millions in cash using shopping bags | Financial Times

Wirecard employees hauled millions of euros of cash out of the group’s Munich headquarters in plastic bags over a period of years, according to former employees, suggesting that the payments company was looted even more brazenly than previously known. The once high-flying fintech, which at its peak was worth €24bn, went bust last summer in one of Germany’s biggest accounting…

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SEC to LBRY: “You’re Overdue.” Recent Enforcement Action Highlights Evolving SEC Focus on Decentralization 

“Decentralization” is a concept that has consistently vexed the entire blockchain-enabled ecosystem in the U.S., including its counsel and regulators, wherein a lack of clarity on the exact definition of decentralization has left relevant stakeholders routinely talking past one another. As such, market participants have been eagerly waiting for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) to explain the…

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Lisa Monaco Is Confirmed by Senate as Deputy Attorney General – WSJ

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Monaco to be deputy attorney general, putting a seasoned national-security official in charge of the Justice Department’s day-to-day operations as it confronts a rise in domestic extremism and threats from abroad. Ms. Monaco, 53 years old, was confirmed in a 98-2 vote, with Democrats and Republicans alike praising her ample experience for the department’s…

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SEC Chief Gary Gensler Picks Top Labor Union Official for Policy Role – WSJ

Gary Gensler, the new chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Monday tapped a labor-union investment official as his policy director, raising expectations that the agency will embrace progressive policy goals. Mr. Gensler, who was sworn in on Saturday, picked Heather Slavkin Corzo for the top policy role in his office. The hire suggests Mr. Gensler will tackle issues…

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