Virginia Company to Pay $8.82 Million Criminal Penalty for FCPA Violations

Data Systems & Solutions LLC (DS&S), a company based in Reston, Va., that provides design, installation, maintenance and other services at nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, has agreed to pay an $8.82 million criminal penalty to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The department filed a two-count criminal information in the […]

PRACTICAL TIP: Top ROI for Your Legal Dollars

Based on our experience, some of the best uses of resources on legal advice and assistance for businesses and entrepreneurs (from a “bang for your buck” perspective) are: Forming an LLC, Corporation or other limited liability entity. This can protect personal assets from business debts, judgment, and lawsuits. USPTO / Federal US Trademark Registration. This can […]

Tulsa Company Resolves FCPA Violations and Agrees to Pay $2 Million Penalty

The NORDAM Group Inc., a provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services based in Tulsa, Okla., has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to pay a $2 million penalty to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). According to the agreement, NORDAM, its subsidiaries and affiliates paid bribes […]

SEC Charges Former Morgan Stanley Executive with FCPA Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a former executive at Morgan Stanley with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as well as securities laws for investment advisers by secretly acquiring millions of dollars worth of real estate investments for himself and an influential Chinese official who in turn steered business to Morgan […]

About FCPA Compliance Programs

PPT Power Point Presentation discussing options and strategies for creating and implementing a corporate FCPA compliance program.   [slideshare id=12331553&doc=fcpappt2012-120409210027-phpapp01]

Medical Device Company to Pay $23 Million to Settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation

Indiana-based Biomet Inc. has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to resolve improper payments by the company and its subsidiaries in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The matter is part of an investigation into bribery by medical device companies of […]

Trade & Innovation Law Blog Archive Thru March 1, 2012

T&I Blog ZONE DEFENSE: Counterfeit NBA Gear Seized By TechTradeAttorney posted in Intellectual Property on Saturday, March 3, 2012 I.C.E. Agents confiscate thousands of counterfeit goods at NBA All-Star Weekend More than 2,500 counterfeit items were confiscated as the result of a joint operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), […]