Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice announced a one-year pilot program under which US corporations could mitigate their own liability for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by voluntarily self-disclosing FCPA violations within their organization, in addition to fully cooperating with DOJ investigations and taking steps to remediate any misconduct.
DOJ announced today an extension to October 7, 2016 for the public to submit comments on the SANPRM for state and local government websites.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced significant increases in fines for immigration-related paperwork violations, which are slated to take effect this fall.
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires a “place of public accommodation” to ensure its goods and services are equally accessible to individuals with disabilities; Title II imposes similar requirements on public entities.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a new report on its involvement in RLUIPA cases.
The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice (“Departments”) recently weighed in on the obligations of school districts, colleges, and universities to provide civil rights protections for transgender students.
On Monday, Chile-based airline LAN Airlines SA (now operating at LATAM Airlines Group) entered into a $22 million agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), to settle allegations that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Entities that provide goods and services to the federal government, including health care providers and life sciences companies, should take note of the new civil monetary penalty amounts applicable to False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations.
BancorpSouth Bank Agrees to Pay More Than $10 Million to Settle Charges of Redlining and Discrimination in Mortgage Underwriting and Pricing
On June 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and BancorpSouth Bank (BancorpSouth) agreed to settle allegations of redlining and discrimination in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act.
New Guidance On the Impact of SEC Beneficial Ownership Reporting and HSR Act Notification Regimes On Shareholder Activism and Engagement
A settlement on July 12, 2016 by the DOJ with ValueAct for violations of the HSR Act’s notification requirements and an interpretation of the Exchange Act’s beneficial ownership reporting rules posted by the SEC staff on July 14, 2016 combine to provide new guidance that will have an immediate impact on shareholder activism and engagement.