• When the Going Gets Tough

    Name partner Jake Bloom of Bloom Hergott is leaving the firm in the midst of a highly publicized malpractice suit filed by film star Johnny Depp. Alan Hergott, whose client list includes luminaries such as Brad Pitt,...

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  • Cybersecurity Director Sues Former Employer Under False Claims Act

    The former senior director of cybersecurity for a large aerospace company alleges that his ex-employer committed fraud under the False Claims Act because it failed to meet information security requirements. A California federal court has ruled that...

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  • Companies Strengthening Ethical Scrutiny

    According to the KPMG 2019 CCO Survey, Insights on Ethics & Compliance, companies across all main industries are actively planning to strengthen their ability to detect and prevent ethical misconduct. The strategies they employ include investigations, monitoring...

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  • Banks Fined $1 Billion-Plus By European Commission

    The European Commission has fined five banks a total $1.2 billion for their roles in foreign exchange trading cartels. The banks are Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Traders...

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  • Know Who the Judges Are Before You Present Your Argument

    Writing on the Appellate Advocacy Blog, Lance Caughfield discusses the importance of understanding who the panel of judges are before presenting an argument, so the argument can be tailored to their mind set. He stresses that judges...

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  • Hedge Fund Founder Attacks U.S. Attorney

    Brooklyn federal Judge Brian Cogan, who presided over the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo’’ Guzman, compared Platinum Partners hedge fund founder and accused fraudster Mark Nordlicht unfavorably to the Mexican cartel chief after Nordlicht lunged at Assistant...

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  • Who’s Indefensible, Harvey Weinstein or Harvard University?

    An article in The Atlantic takes Harvard to task for a “shameful capitulation to popular passions” when it bowed to student demands and removed law professor Ronald Sullivan from his position as faculty dean. Sullivan has been...

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  • Combat Pay For Walmart’s Audit Committee

    The chair of  the Walmart board’s audit committee will receive $90,000 in extra compensation because of work created by ongoing investigations concerning allegations of potential corrupt practices violations by the company in Mexico, Brazil, China, India and...

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  • Odds Shorten On a Lawsuit Determining Ky Derby Winner

    The owner of Maximum Security, the horse who finished first at the Kentucky Derby but was disqualified after a controversial interference call, is said to be contemplating a lawsuit. The grounds would be denial of due process,...

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  • Apple Facing False Advertising and Fraud Suit

    Apple’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims it is tricking iTunes customers into buying TV bundles by artificially inflating the episode count has been denied by a federal judge in California. Plaintiffs claim Apple...

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