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Health Care Fraud Focus

A Crack in the Armor: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Gives Green Light to Enjoining Medicare Recoupments Pending Provider’s Long-Delayed Administrative Appeal

Apr 05, 2018


In an important break with the majority of case precedents, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, reversing the District Court below, held that a Medicare provider, facing a $7.6 million recoupment for alleged overpayments, can file suit in federal court and seek an injunction against ongoing recoupments, even though the provider... Continue Reading…


Health Care Investors Beware: U.S. Attorney Sues Private Equity Firm For Portfolio Company’s Alleged Billing Fraud

Mar 21, 2018


The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida recently intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the federal False Claims Act, alleging fraudulent billing by a pharmacy reimbursed by the federal government. (U.S. ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care Rx, LLC, No. 15-cv-62617, S.D. Fla.) What makes this case significant is that the U.S. Attorney... Continue Reading…


Judge Assigned to Opioid MDL Determined to “Solve” the Opioid Crisis

Jan 16, 2018


Northern District of Ohio Judge Dan Polster, boldly asserting that he would attempt to resolve the opioid crisis because federal, state and local governments had failed to do so — presided over a wide-ranging status conference on January 11 in the opioid MDL assigned to him. In November 2017, a panel of federal judges decided... Continue Reading…



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Antitrust and Financial Services

FX: Credit Suisse signals intention to contest the European Commission’s case

May 09, 2018


Manipulation of foreign exchange (FX) benchmarks has been one of the largest and longest-running probes into collusion between banks and related misconduct.


Related Attorney(s): Vincent Brophy, Tom Bainbridge
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust & Financial Services, Antitrust Compliance & Counselling, Antitrust Investigations, Antitrust Litigation & Disputes, Merger Clearance
Related Office(s): Brussels, London
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UK LIBOR Claim for Antitrust Damages – Banks Apply to Strike Out

Apr 05, 2018


In what is understood to be the first LIBOR-related antitrust case in the UK (FDIC v Barclays and others), defendants have applied in the High Court in London to have the claims against them struck out. 


Related Attorney(s): Vincent Brophy, Tom Bainbridge
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust & Financial Services, Antitrust Compliance & Counselling, Antitrust Investigations, Antitrust Litigation & Disputes, Merger Clearance
Related Office(s): Brussels, London
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U.S. Antitrust Case Alleges Banks Manipulated Mexican Government Bond Market

Apr 03, 2018


On 30 March 2018, two U.S. pension funds filed the first U.S. class action alleging illegal coordinated conduct by and among authorized dealers of Mexican government bonds (MGBs).


Related Attorney(s): Brian Wallach
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust & Financial Services, Antitrust Compliance & Counselling, Antitrust Investigations, Antitrust Litigation & Disputes, Merger Clearance
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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FCPA Advisor

US and UK Regulators Speak Out on Anti-Corruption Enforcement Trends and Priorities

Dec 06, 2016


A number of key trends and priorities in international anti-corruption enforcement emerged last week at the 33rd ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, held November 29 – December 2 outside of Washington, DC. Leading prosecutors and regulators from the US and UK described skyrocketing international law enforcement coordination, announced both “sticks” and “carrots” to encourage self-disclosure and cooperation, and pledged again to hold individuals accountable for anti-corruption violations. Officials from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) repeatedly emphasized these points in both their prepared remarks and their responses to questions.


Related Attorney(s): J. Robert Duncan, James Treanor
Related Practice(s): FCPA Enforcement and Compliance, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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Paper Tigers: Recent Settlements Show Companies Operating in China Need to Do More to Enforce FCPA Policies

Mar 02, 2016


Amid a recent flurry of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) settlements announced by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) were two settlements relating to the provision of improper gifts, hospitality and travel to Chinese government officials.


Related Attorney(s): James Treanor
Related Practice(s): FCPA Enforcement and Compliance, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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Eleventh Circuit Defines “Instrumentality” Broadly Under the FCPA

May 19, 2014


On May 16, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court to define an important element of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) – what constitutes an “instrumentality” of a foreign government and, thus, who is a foreign official. In United States v. Esquenazi,1 a three-judge panel adopted a broad, fact-based definition of that term. Affirming the criminal convictions of both appellants, the court held that, in order to satisfy the statute, an “instrumentality” had to be an entity that both (1) is controlled by a foreign government and (2) performs a function that the foreign government “treats as its own.” The court provided clear guidance to trial judges and juries by setting out the critical elements to be determined when applying the two-pronged test.


Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun
Related Practice(s): FCPA Enforcement and Compliance
Related Office(s): New York
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Women in the City Program

Update - February 2017

Feb 14, 2017


What skills do women need to be successful leaders in the Fintech and alternative finance industry?

Can emerging companies offer an opportunity for women to do something different? Can technology revolutionise conventional financial services? These and other questions were debated by a panel of high profile leaders from the European FinTech and alternative finance industry to discuss opportunities and challenges for women in this growing area as part of Cadwalader’s Women in the City Programme, a series of seminars designed to inspire more women to take leadership roles in their organisations by offering open dialogue, useful insights and practical guidance.


Related Attorney(s): Jeremiah Wagner
Related Office(s): London
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Update - October 2016

Oct 14, 2016


How can more women be encouraged into funds?

This question was debated by a panel of women leaders in the investment fund industry at Cadwalader's second Women in the City debate.  The programme of discussions is designed to inspire more women to take leadership roles in their organisations by offering open dialogue, useful insights and practical guidance. Cadwalader hosted a large group of clients and colleagues over breakfast for a very lively panel discussion entitled "Women in Investment Funds: A Fundamental Advantage: Building Female Talent in the Investment Management Sector".


Related Attorney(s): Ingrid Bagby
Related Office(s): London
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Update - August 2016

Aug 04, 2016


What skills do women need to be successful leaders?

This question was debated by a panel of high profile female leaders at the recent launch of Cadwalader's Women in the City Programme, a series of seminars designed to inspire more women to take leadership roles in their organisations by offering open dialogue, useful insights and practical guidance.


Related Attorney(s): Gregory Petrick
Related Office(s): London
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CadwaladerSpotlight

June 27: SFIG Legal Counsel Forum 2018

Partners Scott Cammarn and Neil Weidner will be speaking at this event in New York City.

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