Year: 2008

This Week In Securities Litigation: Option Backdating, Insider Trading and Self Dealing

This week the SEC continued to reduce its inventory of option backdating cases, filing one which raises questions about prosecution standards and notifying another company that it was closing the investigation. At the same time the SEC continued its war

The FCPA: The New SEC and DOJ Enforcement Priority – Part V, Recent Court Decisions

Although the FCPA is now thirty years old, there are relatively few court decisions interpreting its provisions. Last year however there were three decisions, one defining a key anti-bribery element while two others construed defenses. First, in two decisions in