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July 22, 2021 |
2021 Mid-Year Update on Corporate Non-Prosecution Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

The change in presidential administration has not detoured the institutional momentum of the use of non-prosecution agreements (“NPAs”) and deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) in the first half of 2021.[1]  Eighteen agreements have been executed to date, which is in line with recent mid-year marks. In this client alert

June 17, 2021 |
China Constricts Sharing of In-Country Corporate and Personal Data Through New Legislation

The People’s Republic of China is clamping down on the extraction of litigation- and investigation-related corporate and personal data from China—and this may squeeze litigants and investigation subjects in the future.  Under a new data security law enacted late last week and an impending personal information protection law, Chi

June 16, 2021 |
F. Joseph Warin Named Among GIR’s Top FCPA Practitioners

Global Investigations Review named Washington, D.C. partner F. Joseph Warin to its list of Top FCPA Practitioners, which “highlights 30 outstanding lawyers and forensic advisers in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act space.” The report was published on June 15, 2021. F. Joseph Warin is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Inves

June 3, 2021 |
Supreme Court Narrows Scope Of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Holding It Does Not Prohibit Accessing Otherwise Available Information For An Improper Purpose

Decided June 3, 2021 Van Buren v. United States, No. 19-783 Today, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not cover obtaining information for an improper purpose if the user is otherwise authorized to access that information. Background: The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA) creates cr

May 28, 2021 |
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce with Global Legal Group the release of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2021. Gibson Dunn partners Stephanie L. Brooker and Joel M. Cohen were again contributing editors to the publication which covers issues including criminal enforcement, regu

May 26, 2021 |
Anti-Money Laundering 2021: USA

New York partner Joel Cohen and Washington, D.C. of counsel Linda Noonan are the authors of "USA," [PDF] Chapter 32 of the of Anti-Money Laundering 2021 published by International Comparative Legal Guides on May 25, 2021.

May 26, 2021 |
The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020’s Corporate Transparency Act

Washington, D.C. partners Stephanie Brooker and M. Kendall Day are the authors of "The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020's Corporate Transparency Act," [PDF] Chapter 1 of Anti-Money Laundering 2021 published by International Comparative Legal Guides on May 25, 2021.

May 20, 2021 |
Gibson Dunn Earns 94 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2021

In its 2021 edition, Chambers USA awarded Gibson Dunn 94 first-tier rankings, of which 33 were firm practice group rankings and 61 were individual lawyer rankings. Overall, the firm earned 323 rankings – 96 firm practice group rankings and 227 individual lawyer rankings. Gibson Dunn earned top-tier rankings in the following practice group cate

May 17, 2021 |
Zainab Ahmad Named Among GIR’s Top Women in Investigations 2021

Global Investigations Review named New York partner Zainab Ahmad to its list of Women in Investigations 2021, which “highlights 100 exceptional women in the white-collar world, from future leaders to some of the established stars.” The report was published on May 17, 2021. Zainab Ahmad is Co-Chair of the firm’s National Security Practice G

May 11, 2021 |
Gibson Dunn Ranked in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2021

The 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific has ranked Gibson Dunn in four categories and recognized three partners as Litigation Stars. The firm was ranked in the following international firm categories: Hong Kong White Collar Crime, Hong Kong Commercial and Transactions, China Commercial and Transactions, and China White Collar Crime. T

May 6, 2021 |
Why Corporations Should Rethink How They Evaluate Deferred Prosecution Agreements

New York partner Joel Cohen, London partner Sacha Harber-Kelly and London associate Steve Melrose are the authors of "Why Corporations Should Rethink How They Evaluate Deferred Prosecution Agreements," [PDF] published by the New York Law Journal on May 6, 2021.

May 6, 2021 |
Appeals 2021: United Kingdom

London partners Doug Watson and Patrick Doris and associate Daniel Barnett are the authors of the "United Kingdom" [PDF] chapter in Appeals 2021 published by Lexology in May 2021.

April 30, 2021 |
11 Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Euromoney’s White Collar Crime Expert Guide

Euromoney's Expert Guides has named 11 Gibson Dunn partners to the 2021 edition of its White Collar Crime Guide, which recognizes the top legal practitioners in the industry.  Selection to this guide is determined by a survey of fellow legal practitioners in more than 80 jurisdictions.  The Gibson Dunn partners included in the guide are Hong Kong

April 7, 2021 |
COVID relief will spur False Claims Act enforcement

Los Angeles partners James Zelenay Jr. and Nick Hanna and associate Sean Twomey are the authors of "COVID relief will spur False Claims Act enforcement," [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on March 31, 2021.

April 6, 2021 |
Robert Hur, Former U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland, Joins Gibson Dunn’s D.C. Office

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Hur has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Hur most recently served as the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.  At Gibson Dunn, he will focus on crisis management and white collar defense and investigations. Hur, who also served in the Justice Depart

April 5, 2021 |
Former Acting Assistant Attorney General David Burns Returns to Gibson Dunn

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that David Burns has rejoined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Burns is returning to the firm after serving in senior positions in both the Criminal Division and National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He most recently served as the Acting Assistant A

March 22, 2021 |
WirtschaftsWoche Ranks Gibson Dunn as a 2021 Top Law Firm in Compliance

German publication WirtschaftsWoche has recognized Gibson Dunn as a 2021 Top Law Firm in Compliance. The publication has also recognized Frankfurt partner Finn Zeidler as a Top Lawyer 2021 in Compliance. The list was published on March 19, 2021. Finn Zeidler focuses his litigation practice on white collar defense, regulatory investigations and c

March 11, 2021 |
The Case For Diversity In Internal Investigation Teams

New York of counsel Karin Portlock and associate Jabari Julien are the authors of "The Case For Diversity In Internal Investigation Teams," [PDF] published by Law360 on March 10, 2021.

February 19, 2021 |
A setback for the broadening of insider trading liability

Los Angeles partner Michael Farhang is the author of "A setback for the broadening of insider trading liability," [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on February 18, 2021.

February 8, 2021 |
UK Supreme Court Confirms the Limits of the SFO’s Section 2(3) Power

On February 5, 2021, in a unanimous decision, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the SFO’s so-called “Section 2” power, found in section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (“CJA”), cannot be used to compel a foreign company that has no UK registered office or fixed place of business and which has never carried on business i

February 4, 2021 |
Webcast: White Collar Enforcement Outlook 2021 – Sanctions/Export Controls, AML and Healthcare Fraud

President-elect Joseph Biden’s public statements and pick for Attorney General suggest that the U.S. Department of Justice, under a Biden-Harris administration, will focus additional resources on criminal and civil corporate enforcement. Please join our panelists, including two white collar practice group co-chairs and two key members of the firm

January 27, 2021 |
2020 Year-End False Claims Act Update

Looking back on the incredible year that was 2020, some observers of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) enforcement space may note that the year’s FCA recoveries were the lowest they have been in twelve years, but the most important takeaway for those who deal in government funds is this: the government opened the most new FCA invest

January 21, 2021 |
Five Gibson Dunn Attorneys Named Among Washingtonian Magazine’s 2020 Top Lawyers

Washingtonian magazine named five Washington, D.C. partners to its 2020 Top Lawyers, which features “Washington’s top legal talent,” in their respective practice areas: Miguel Estrada was named a Top Lawyer in the Supreme Court category – Miguel has argued 24 cases before the United States Supreme Court, and briefed many others. The

January 20, 2021 |
What the CFTC’s Settlement with Vitol Inc. Portends about Enforcement Trends

On December 3, 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or the “Commission”) Division of Enforcement (the “Division”) announced a settlement with Vitol Inc. (“Vitol”), an energy and commodities trading firm in Houston, Texas. This is the first public action coming out of the CFTC’s initiative to pursue

January 19, 2021 |
2020 Year-End Update on Corporate Non-Prosecution Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

The world changed significantly in 2020.  Amid the uncertainty wrought by COVID-19, however, the use of corporate non-prosecution agreements (“NPAs”) and deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) proved to be a constant.[1]  The year 2020 proved to be a record-breaking year in te

January 14, 2021 |
2020 Year-End German Law Update

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic taught the world another lesson about the unpredictability of life. Each country responded to the challenges posed by the pandemic in its own way. The German Government in its familiar technocratic and sober approach quickly unlocked massive financial resources to mitigate any immediate economic damage.

January 13, 2021 |
Supreme Court Vacates Second Circuit Ruling Expanding Insider Trading Liability

On January 11, 2021, the Supreme Court in a summary disposition vacated the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s major insider trading decision in United States v. Blaszczak, 947 F.3d 19 (2d Cir. 2019), remanding the case to the Second Circuit for further consideration in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in

January 12, 2021 |
2020 Year-End FCPA Update

Recovering from a relatively slow start to the year, due in no small part to the global pandemic, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Units of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) closed the year with a bang. With 32 combined FCPA enforcement actions, 51 total c

January 11, 2021 |
U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna Returns to Gibson Dunn

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Nick Hanna will join the firm’s Los Angeles office.  Hanna, a former Gibson Dunn partner, most recently served as United States Attorney for the Central District of California. At Gibson Dunn, Hanna will co-chair the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. 

January 8, 2021 |
Financial Policy in the Incoming Biden Administration: What Can We Expect?

Washington, D.C. counsel Roscoe Jones Jr., New York partner Joel Cohen, Washington, D.C. partner Michael Bopp, New York partner Arthur Long, Washington, D.C. partner Jeffrey Steiner, Washington, D.C. associate Samantha Ostrom, Orange County associate Maggie Zhang and San Francisco associate Alexandra Farmer are the authors of "Financial Policy in t

January 1, 2021 |
The Top 10 Takeaways for Financial Institutions from the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020

After a complicated path to passage, today the Senate completed the override of President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act and, as part of that legislation, passed the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AMLA” or the “Act”).[1] The AMLA is the most comprehensive set of reforms to the anti-money launder

December 23, 2020 |
Chuck Stevens Named Among California’s 2020 Top White Collar Lawyers

The Daily Journal named San Francisco partner Chuck Stevens a 2020 Top White Collar Lawyer. The profile published on December 9, 2020. Chuck Stevens is Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group.  His practice focuses on the representation of corporate clients in internal investigations, government investigations, an

December 18, 2020 |
Congress Buries Expansion of SEC Disgorgement Authority in Annual Defense Budget

On December 11, 2020, Congress fulfilled its constitutional obligation “to provide for the common defense,”[1] passing for the 60th consecutive year the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), H.R. 6395. Buried on page 1,238 of this $740.5 billion military spending bill is an amendment to the Securities Exchange Act of

December 16, 2020 |
Joel Cohen Named to City & State New York’s 2020 Edition of The Responsible 100

New York partner Joel Cohen was named to City & State New York’s 2020 edition of The Responsible 100, recognizing “individuals whose work is making life better in communities in New York City and across the state.”  The list was published on December 16, 2020. Joel Cohen, a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, is Co-Chair of Gi

December 10, 2020 |
Webcast: International Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Enforcement

Gibson Dunn provides a discussion regarding the latest developments and trends in anti-money laundering and sanctions laws, regulations, and enforcement. This webcast includes a particular focus on international AML developments, including the increasing overlap between sanctions and AML enforcement. We also discuss updates related to the FinCEN fi

December 7, 2020 |
Who’s Who Legal 2020 Guides Recognizes Six Gibson Dunn Partners

Six Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2020 Sports & Entertainment and Thought Leaders: Global Investigative Review guides. Who’s Who Legal 2020 Sports & Entertainment recommended Century City partner Scott Edelman in Entertainment and Washington, D.C. partner Andrew Tulumello in Sports. Who’s Who Legal Though

November 16, 2020 |
Webcast: Corporate Compliance and Sentencing Guidelines

Please join our distinguished panelists for a discussion about the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and how they apply in corporate enforcement actions. They will discuss issues arising in white collar matters and strategies that can impact the calculation of the Sentencing Guidelines fine range, including gain from the offense, corporate recidivism, and

November 13, 2020 |
Gibson Dunn Named 2020 Investigations Firm of the Year

Who’s Who Legal named Gibson Dunn as its Investigations Firm of the Year for the second year in a row at its Who’s Who Legal Awards.  The Who’s Who Legal Awards celebrate the world’s leading lawyers, championing the firms and individuals that have performed exceptionally well across its global research.  The awards were announced on Nove

November 13, 2020 |
FCA update: Will the Supreme Court address materiality (again)?

Los Angeles partner James L. Zelenay, Jr. and associate Jeremy S. Smith are the authors of "FCA update: Will the Supreme Court address materiality (again)?" [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on November 11, 2020.

November 12, 2020 |
Webcast: Managing Internal Audit and Investigations

Our distinguished panelists discuss the challenging interplay between internal audit and white collar investigations.  We discuss strategies to ensure that internal audit complements the compliance function and how best to deal with legal problems identified by internal audit activities.  Our panelists will go over recent FCPA enforcement actions

November 9, 2020 |
Webcast: Spoofing: What it is, where it’s going

This program provides a comprehensive overview of spoofing as well as recent trends, developments, and cutting-edge issues. The panelists, all highly experienced lawyers in this area, discuss the recent record-breaking spoofing settlements announced by the CFTC, and the overlapping and often coordinated investigations conducted simultaneously by mu

October 29, 2020 |
The UK Serious Fraud Office 2020 Deferred Prosecution Agreement Guidance: Something Old and Something New

On October 23, 2020, the UK Serious Fraud Office published a new chapter from its internal Operational Handbook, which it describes as “comprehensive guidance on how we approach Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), and how we engage with companies where a DPA is a prospective outcome.” At the time of its publication, the Dire

October 22, 2020 |
Gibson Dunn Ranked No. 1 Among World’s Best Investigations Practices

Global Investigations Review ranked Gibson Dunn No. 1 in its GIR 30 [PDF], its “ranking of the world’s best investigations practices” for the third consecutive year. The GIR 30 was announced at the annual awards ceremony on October 22, 2020. Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group defends businesses, senior e

October 16, 2020 |
Webcast: Trends in Government Investigations into Foreign Influence in the Private Sector: A discussion of FARA and related provisions

This webcast covers the authorities of the United States Government to address foreign influence in business and public affairs in the United States.  We discuss the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, export controls, and CFIUS.  The webcast also covers recent policy statements by the Department of Justice and other reg

October 16, 2020 |
Benchmark Litigation US 2021 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2021 edition and named 66 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.  Nationally, the firm received Tier 1 rankings in the Appellate, Competition/Antitrust, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Securities and Wh

October 13, 2020 |
The Constitutional Risks In Pandemic-Era Criminal Jury Trials

New York of counsel Karin Portlock and associate Vinay Limbachia are the authors of "The Constitutional Risks In Pandemic-Era Criminal Jury Trials" published by Law360 on October 9, 2020.

October 7, 2020 |
New DOJ priority: targeting pandemic stimulus fraud

Los Angeles partner Michael Farhang is the author of "New DOJ priority: targeting pandemic stimulus fraud" [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on October 5, 2020.

October 1, 2020 |
Webcast: Negotiating Closure of Government Investigations: NPAs, DPAs, and Beyond

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPA) have become a fixture in the white collar enforcement landscape, and the way that both companies and enforcement agencies think about them continues to evolve. NPAs and DPAs remain attractive alternatives to guilty pleas or trial, but what drives the analysis between these o

September 1, 2020 |
Lee Dunst, Mitch Karlan and Richard Parker Named Among National Law Journal’s 2020 Winning Litigators

The National Law Journal named New York partners Lee Dunst and Mitch Karlan and Washington, D.C. partner Richard Parker among its 2020 Winning Litigators, featuring “conquerors of the courtroom” who “have tackled some of the most widely watched cases of the year.” The list was published in The National Law Journal’s September 2020 issue.

August 13, 2020 |
Gibson Dunn Adds Former SDNY Prosecutor Karin Portlock as Of Counsel in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Karin Portlock has joined the firm as an of counsel in its New York office.  She will serve as a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations, Crisis Management, and Litigation Practice Groups. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Portlock served as an Assistant United States Attorne

August 12, 2020 |
Lee Dunst Appointed to the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court

New York partner Lee Dunst was appointed as a member of the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court.  The Inn of Court’s mission is to foster collegial interaction between the Bench and Bar through programs and informal discussions that promote the ideals of professionalism, mentoring, ethics and legal skills. The appointment was made on Augus

August 7, 2020 |
INSIGHT: Lessons From a Rare in-Person Courtroom Experience in a Pandemic

New York partners Lee Dunst and Joel Cohen are the authors of "INSIGHT: Lessons From a Rare in-Person Courtroom Experience in a Pandemic," [PDF] published by Bloomberg Law on August 6, 2020.

July 17, 2020 |
2020 Mid-Year False Claims Act Update

As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic and certain sectors of the economy struggle, False Claims Act (“FCA”) enforcement and litigation has largely plodded along during the first six months of 2020—and some areas reflect increasing activity. At the same time, the federal government’s stimulus efforts are sowing seeds f

July 16, 2020 |
2020 Mid-Year FCPA Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a seismic impact on virtually all aspects of commerce, law, and life, and enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is no exception. Indeed, the inherently cross-border nature of the FCPA renders it perhaps particularly susceptible to impacts—from interviews of witnesses locate

July 9, 2020 |
COVID-19 WebTalk: Compliance Investigations

Challenges and trends under the "New Normal": COVID-19 entails many new challenges and accelerates industry trends, some of which have sporadic and some of which have a lasting impact on the compliance function. In this (German language) WebTalk, Annette Kraus, Chief Counsel Compliance of Siemens AG, and Benno Schwarz, partner in the Munich offi

July 15, 2020 |
2020 Mid-Year Update on Corporate Non-Prosecution Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Stay-at-home orders have not prevented a significant number of corporate non-prosecution agreements (“NPAs”) and deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) in the first half of 2020. At 17 agreements to date plus one NPA addendum, the year is on pace to match 2019 levels, which reflected an increase from the preceding two yea

July 7, 2020 |
U.S. DOJ and SEC Issue First Comprehensive Update to FCPA Resource Guide Since 2012

On Friday, July 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Criminal Division and U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published the Second Edition of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA Resource Guide,”), a consolidated manual setting forth the authorities’ guidance regardin

June 26, 2020 |
Webcast: Bankruptcy and Financial Distress: Fiduciary Duty and Fraud Considerations for Private Equity Firms

Private Equity firms and other investors naturally are identifying opportunities and challenges that are arising in the highly disrupted post-COVID 19 markets. But those actions are subject to second guessing by other market participants, official creditors’ committees, lenders and regulators. In this hour-long discussion among Gibson Dunn’s Ba

June 26, 2020 |
California Supreme Court Holds That District Attorneys May Seek Statewide Civil Penalties and Restitution Under Unfair Competition Law

On June 25, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued its second major Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) opinion of the term, unanimously deciding in Abbott Laboratories v. Superior Court, No. S249895, ___Cal.5th___, that local prosecutors have the power to seek civil penalties for violations in California that occur outside the

June 26, 2020 |
Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 Recognizes 19 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 has recognized 19 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas. Frankfurt attorneys recognized include: Alexander Klein – Banking and Finance Law; Jens-Olrik Murach – Competition/Antitrust Law, and Litigation; Dirk Oberbracht – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private

June 4, 2020 |
Webcast: Preparing For A Surge In Whistleblower Claims: From Developing A Compliance Plan To Best Practices When Investigating And Litigating Claims

The world has been turned upside down in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented turmoil and economic dislocation, including millions of employees losing their jobs over a brief period of time. This instability and economic uncertainty, combined with a new patchwork of federal and state programs and laws, sets the stage for a

June 3, 2020 |
DOJ Updates Guidance Regarding Its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”

On Monday, June 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Criminal Division issued, without fanfare, updated guidance on the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (the “Compliance Program Update” or “Update”), which sets out considerations for DOJ prosecutors to take into account when assessing corpora

May 20, 2020 |
Bankruptcy Fraud Prosecutions May Increase Post-Pandemic

New York partner Joel Cohen, Los Angeles partner Robert Klyman and Palo Alto associate Emma Strong are the authors of "Bankruptcy Fraud Prosecutions May Increase Post-Pandemic," [PDF] published by Law360 on May 19, 2020.

May 19, 2020 |
USA: Anti-Money Laundering 2020

New York partner Joel Cohen and Washington, D.C. of counsel Linda Noonan are the authors of “USA,” [PDF] Chapter 30 of Anti-Money Laundering 2020, 3rd Edition, published by International Comparative Legal Guides in May 2020.

May 19, 2020 |
The International Reach of the U.S. Money Laundering Statutes

Washington, D.C. partners M. Kendall Day and Stephanie Brooker are the authors of "The International Reach of the U.S. Money Laundering Statutes," [PDF] Chapter 1 of Anti-Money Laundering 2020, 3rd Edition, published by International Comparative Legal Guides in May 2020.

May 11, 2020 |
European Commission Launches Major AML Initiative

Overview On May 7, 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) announced an action plan of measures designed to pursue what will likely constitute a fundamental reshaping of how rules relating to anti-money laundering (“AML”) and counter-terrorist financing (“CTF”) are implemented, overseen and enforced in the

May 5, 2020 |
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 Names Three Partners Hong Kong Stars

The 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific has recognized three partners as stars in their respective practice areas: Kelly Austin was recognized as a star in Hong Kong White Collar Crime, and Brian Gilchrist and Elaine Chen were both recognized as stars in the Hong Kong Commercial and Transactions category. The Firm was also ranked in T

May 1, 2020 |
Pandemic May Prompt Legislative Action On Court Deadlines

New York partner Reed Brodsky and associate Michael Nadler are the authors of "Pandemic May Prompt Legislative Action On Court Deadlines," [PDF] published by Law360 on April 30, 2020.

April 30, 2020 |
Criminal Bankruptcy Fraud: Will the COVID-19 Crisis Make It the New Prosecutorial Darling?

The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting disruption to business have adversely affected many corporate entities’ financial stability and outlook. Even rock-solid, liquid companies have been jolted into a new reality, and may be evaluating options for restructuring their business in accordance with Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

April 29, 2020 |
Small Business Administration Publishes Additional Interim Final Rules and New Guidance Related to PPP Loan Eligibility and Accessibility

To Our Clients and Friends: In the last week, as the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) prepared for additional Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program” or “PPP”) funding and began accepting—for the second time—applications from participating lenders, the SBA issued a series of new guidance materials re

April 28, 2020 |
Preparing For A Surge In Virus-Related Whistleblower Claims

New York partner Lee Dunst, Denver partner Jessica Brown and Los Angeles associate Daniel Weiss are the authors of "Preparing For A Surge In Virus-Related Whistleblower Claims," [PDF] published by Law360 on April 23, 2020.

April 24, 2020 |
WirtschaftsWoche Ranks Gibson Dunn as a 2020 Top Law Firm in White Collar

In its list of the most renowned law firms and lawyers in White Collar, German publication WirtschaftsWoche has recognized Gibson Dunn as a Top Law Firm 2020. The publication has also recognized Frankfurt partner Finn Zeidler as a Top Lawyer 2020 in White Collar. The list was published on April 24, 2020.

April 24, 2020 |
Gibson Dunn Earns 84 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2020

In its 2020 edition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 84 first-tier rankings, of which 31 were firm practice group rankings and 53 were individual lawyer rankings. Overall, the firm earned 302 rankings – 84 firm practice group rankings and 218 individual lawyer rankings. Gibson Dunn earned top-tier r

April 8, 2020 |
Fraud in the COVID-19 Age: Examining and Anticipating Changing Enforcement Activity

The COVID-19 pandemic is already reshaping federal and state regulatory enforcement actions in the United States and around the world.  Although it is too early to know the path or impact of future enforcement, experience gleaned from previous post-disaster enforcement activity and an analysis of enforcement activity to date bring

April 8, 2020 |
Gibson Dunn Recognized in Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance by China Business Law Journal

Gibson Dunn was among the firms recognized by China Business Law Journal in the International Firm categories for Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance for its annual 2020 awards. The awards were announced on April 8, 2020. Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group defends businesses, senior exe

March 25, 2020 |
11 Partners Recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2020 Investigations

Who’s Who Legal recognized 11 Gibson Dunn attorneys in the 2020 Investigations guide. Hong Kong Partner Kelly Austin and Washington, D.C. partners Richard Grime and Joseph Warin were named Global Elite Thought Leaders. Los Angeles partner Debra Wong Yang, New York partners Reed Brodsky and Alexander Southwell, and San Francisco partners Winston C

March 20, 2020 |
COVID-19: The German Infectious Diseases Protection Act – What Makes You Stay at Home

Public life in Germany – as most recently in many places in Europe and the U.S. – is coming to a halt. Even production plants in the automotive industry employers or sources of business for every seventh German workplace have shut down this week. All this is based on the provisions of scarcely known law that has never been appl

March 11, 2020 |
Aus der Praxis: Privilegierte Klageänderung in der Berufungsinstanz

Frankfurt partner Finn Zeidler is the author of "Aus der Praxis: Privilegierte Klageänderung in der Berufungsinstanz" [PDF] published by zpoblog.de on March 10, 2020.

March 2, 2020 |
Is the Guralp Systems Limited No-Penalty DPA a Tectonic Shift or Factual Peculiarity?

London partner Sacha Harber-Kelly and associate Steve Melrose are the authors of "Is the Guralp Systems Limited No-Penalty DPA a Tectonic Shift or Factual Peculiarity?," [PDF] published by the Anti-Corruption Report on February 19, 2020.

February 11, 2020 |
Webcast: German Corporate Sanctions Act: Government plans mandatory prosecution of companies for corporate crimes

German criminal law so far does not provide for corporate criminal liability. Corporations can only be fined under the law on administrative offenses, and the government has discretion to impose such fines. In August 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection circulated a legislative draft of the Corporate Sanctions Act

February 4, 2020 |
Gibson Dunn Ranked in the Legal 500 Deutschland 2020

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2020 ranked Gibson Dunn in seven practice areas and has inaugurated Frankfurt partner Dirk Oberbracht to its Hall of Fame for Private Equity. Munich partner Benno Schwarz was also named as a Leading Lawyer for Internal Investigations. The firm was recognized in the following categories: Antitrust, Compliance, Corporate,

January 31, 2020 |
2019 Year-End False Claims Act Update

The books are now closed on another decade of False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement, and what a decade it was. During the last ten years, the government recovered nearly $38 billion dollars under the FCA from companies that do business with the federal government. This ten-year total is more than double the amount recovered in the pr

January 10, 2020 |
2019 Year-End German Law Update

Since the end of World War II, Germany’s foreign policy and economic well-being were built on three core pillars: (i) a strong transatlantic alliance and friendship, (ii) stable and influential international institutions and organizations, such as first and foremost, the EU, but also others such as the UN and GATT, and, finally

January 9, 2020 |
Developments in the Defense of Financial Institutions – The International Reach of the U.S. Money Laundering Statutes

Our clients frequently inquire about precisely when U.S. money laundering laws provide jurisdiction to reach conduct that occurred outside of the United States.  In the past decade, U.S. courts have reiterated that there is a presumption against statutes applying extraterritorially,[1] and explicitly narrowed the extraterritorial

January 8, 2020 |
2019 Year-End Update on Corporate Non-Prosecution Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

In 2019, the drumbeat favoring corporate non-prosecution agreements (“NPAs”) and deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”)[1] kept time, and we are continuing to see these agreements used frequently by prosecutors to resolve complex corporate enforcement actions. Despite perennial scrutiny, NPAs and DPAs have withstood poli

January 8, 2020 |
United States v. Blaszczak: Second Circuit Ruling Heightens Risks of Insider Trading Investigations and Prosecutions

On December 30, 2019, the Second Circuit issued an opinion in United States v. Blaszczak that raises the investigative and prosecutorial risk in certain types of insider trading cases in two significant respects. 2019 WL 7289753 (2d Cir. Dec. 30, 2019). First, in a departure from traditional insider trading principles under the Se

January 6, 2020 |
2019 Year-End FCPA Update

2019 was, by many measures, the most significant year ever in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement. More than $2.6 billion in corporate fines sets a new high-water mark, driven by the two largest corporate resolutions in the statute’s history. Fifty-four FCPA enforcement actions, or 73 total cases including anc

December 23, 2019 |
Guralp Systems Limited – UK Serious Fraud Office’s Sixth Deferred Prosecution Agreement Results in No Penalty for Company. Tectonic Shift in DPAs or Factual Peculiarity?

Facts The SFO alleged that three senior employees of Guralp Systems Limited (“the Company”), a UK based seismology company, conspired to corruptly make payments of approximately £1 million over a period of twelve years between 2003 and 2015 to a public official and employee of the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral

November 6, 2019 |
Five Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized by Who’s Who Legal 2019 Business Crime Defence Guide

Who’s Who Legal named five Gibson Dunn partners to its 2019 Business Crime Defence Global guide. Washington DC partners Richard Grime and F. Joseph Warin were both named Global Elite Thought Leaders. Los Angeles partner Debra Wong Yang, New York partner Lawrence Zweifach and San Francisco partner Charles Stevens were also recognized. The guide wa

November 4, 2019 |
U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Issue Memorandum on Application of the False Claims Act

In a move designed to encourage greater participation by banks and other lending institutions in Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) programs, on October 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) s

October 25, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Ranked No. 1 by Global Investigations Review

Global Investigations Review ranked Gibson Dunn No. 1 in the GIR 30, its annual guide to the world’s top 30 cross-border investigations practices. GIR noted, “Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is the premier firm in the investigations space. On Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters alone, Gibson Dunn regularly advises around 50 companies, four

October 7, 2019 |
LMG Life Sciences Names 12 Partners as Stars

In the 2019 edition of LMG Life Sciences, Gibson Dunn was recognized in six practice areas: Competition & Antitrust, General Corporate, General Patent Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Liability & Recall and White-Collar/Government Investigation. The firm was recognized as offering “life sciences companies deep expertise han

September 24, 2019 |
FCPA Enforcement Against U.S. and Non-U.S. Companies

Washington, D.C. partner Michael S. Diamant, of counsel Christopher W.H. Sullivan, and associate Jason H. Smith are the authors of  "FCPA Enforcement Against U.S. and Non-U.S. Companies,” [PDF] published in the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review in spring of 2019.

September 10, 2019 |
The UK Serious Fraud Office’s latest guidance on corporate co-operation – Great expectations fulfilled or left asking for more?

On August 6, 2019 the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) in London published a new section of its Operational Guidance entitled Corporate Co-operation Guidance (the “Co-operation Guidance”). The Director of SFO, Lisa Osofsky, foreshadowed the publication of such guidance in previous speeches, noting in one that the purpose of the

July 31, 2019 |
Dropping the Pilot – DOJ’s Toned-Down Corporate Enforcement Policy Reduces the Burden on Business and Could Improve Information Sharing

Washington, D.C. partners F. Joseph Warin, M. Kendall Day and Daniel P. Chung, and associate Laura R. Cole are the authors of “Dropping the Pilot – DOJ’s Toned-Down Corporate Enforcement Policy Reduces the Burden on Business and Could Improve Information Sharing,” [PDF] published in Global Investigations Review’s Practitioner’s Guide to

August 19, 2019 |
12 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 12 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Rachel Brass – San Francisco – Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Miguel Estrada – Washington, D.C. – Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, Sean Feller – Los Angeles Employee Benefits (ERI

August 15, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020

The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 has recognized 158 Gibson Dunn attorneys in 54 practice areas. Additionally, 48 lawyers were recognized in Best Lawyers International in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

August 13, 2019 |
Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2019

Washington, D.C. partner Mark Perry and Los Angeles partner Perlette Jura are the contributing editors of “Appeals 2019,” a publication examining Appellate law and procedure between jurisdictions around the globe, published by Getting the Deal Through in June 2019.  Perry and Jura are the authors of the “Global Overview” and the “Uni

August 5, 2019 |
Mid-Year Review: False Claims Act Enforcement in 2019

Los Angeles partner James L. Zelenay Jr. and associate attorney Sean S. Twomey are the authors of “Mid-Year Review: False Claims Act Enforcement in 2019” [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on August 1, 2019.

August 2, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Named Among Top International Firms Active in India

Gibson Dunn was listed as a Key Player in the India Business Law Journal's 2019 report, "Leaders of the pack," recognizing the top international firms that are active in India.  The publication noted, "Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s deal list is an indication of its credibility in the Indian market. The firm consistently advises marquee clients an