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The DOJ’s New Officially Unofficial Policy May Enable Federally Regulated Business to Avoid Criminal Charges

On March 8, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, fully cooperating with Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigations, and demonstrating timely and appropriate remediation of the conduct at […]

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“Getting to Yes: Utilizing Reps and Warranties Insurance to Facilitate M&A Transactions”

On March 6, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Record numbers of M&A transactions were announced in 2017, and that number is expected to increase in 2018. That doesn’t mean, however, that every announced deal is completed, that the process is always smooth, or that buyers’ expectations were always met. The uncertainty that often abounds in the M&A context, […]

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Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Definition Under Dodd-Frank: Now Are Your Company’s Compliance Systems in Order?

On February 23, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers that “Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual, like Somers, who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the SEC.” The Justices unanimously agreed in the judgment of the Court, though […]

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What Pennsylvania Creditors Need to Know About the New Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

On February 22, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

On February 20, 2018, the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (“PUVTA”) becomes the law in Pennsylvania. The new statute applies to transfers and obligations incurred after that date. The PUVTA renames and changes the 1993 Pennsylvania Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act to create a more creditor-friendly law that should facilitate the recovery […]

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