Fellows in the News
Crime Victims' Rights Act Challenged by Epstein Case
Writing for the "New York Law Journal," Jonathan Sack and his co-author evaluate the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that held that federal prosecutors did not have an obligation under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act to tell Jeffrey Epstein’s victims of the decision not to prosecute him for sex trafficking.
Employment Agreements Under (Dis)Stress
In his recent article in the "New York Law Journal," Jonathan Sack and his co-author look at employment contracts and how a change in compensation resulting from the coronavirus pandemic may trigger the employee's rights to severance, vesting of equity or options, and other benefits, and may impose added obligations on employers.
Blogs of Interest
COVID-19 Disrupts Internal Probes
In an interview with a Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP managing director for The Wall Street Journal "Risk & Compliance Journal," Lucinda Low discusses how interviews and document collection in a post-COVID-19 era will undoubtedly change the internal investigation process.
Preventing the COVID-19 Crisis From Becoming a Compliance Crisis
Daniel Lucien Bühr and his co-author write for the LALIVE blog four tips for how businesses should maintain disciplined compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic to remain viable and avoid high legal risk as they ramp back up their operations.
Mobilizing for an Internal Probe
Lucinda Low, speaking to The Wall Street Journal "Risk & Compliance Journal," explains how internal investigations must be handled to net the most accurate outcomes and assure credit for self-disclosure.
EU Issues Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Action Report
Bruce Zagaris, in his article for the International Enforcement Law Reporter blog, outlines the European Commission's newly issued action plan to strengthen its enforcement, supervision and coordination of the EU’s rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Chapter on Economic Sanctions in "Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel”
Adam Hoffinger co-authored a chapter of “Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel.” The chapter, “Economic Sanctions,” focuses on the complex sanctions regime in the U.S. and how inside counsel can work with outside counsel to establish an efficient Sanctions Compliance Program.
Asset Recovery During COVID-19 Crisis
Beyond the challenges that the global pandemic has uncovered, many asset recovery experts see great potential, as the response to the crisis has lured many to embrace modern times. The Basel Institute looks at five initial areas for the asset recovery community to consider.
U.S. Returns $300 Million to Malaysia from U.S. Forfeitures in 1MDB Case
In his post for the International Enforcement Law Reporter, Bruce Zagaris looks at how the the U.S. Department of Justice has returned, to date, more than $600 million of misappropriated funds to the Malaysian government, following investigations into 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s investment development fund. The latest $300 million recovery was announced April 14.
A New Discovery Tool in Arbitration
In his article in "Forbes," Jonathan Sack explains the significance of a recent ruling by England’s highest court, which held that judicial process may be invoked to order depositions in support of a foreign arbitration.