Michael Volkov tackles the current and hot topics in the legal realms of corruption, crime, and compliance.
Episode 182 -- Antitrust Division Brings First Criminal Indictments for No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Agreements
Four years ago, in 2016, the Antitrust Division and FTC issued guidance as to the application of antitrust laws to no-poaching and wage-fixing agreements between employers. The guidance stated, “Going forward, the Justice Departments intends to criminally investigate naked no-poaching or wage-fixing agreements that are unrelated or unnecessary to a larger legitimate collaboration between the employers.”
The Antitrust Division has now put its money where its mouth is -- announcing two importance criminal cases for no-poach and wage-fixing agreements.
In this Episode, Michael Volkov discusses these important criminal prosecutions.
Episode 181 — Cryptocurrency Review: Matt Stankiewicz Discusses the SEC’s Case against Ripple, Predictions under the Biden Administration, and Bitcoin’s Corporate Surge
Matt Stankiewicz, Managing Counsel, The Volkov Law Group, and Michael Volkov discuss the latest events and trends within the cryptocurrency industry.
Several major enforcement actions have hit the news recently, such as the CFTC’s case against BitMEX and the SEC’s high-profile action against Ripple and its XRP cryptocurrency. We also discuss potential regulatory movement under the Biden Administration and what may be coming in the next few years. Finally, we touch on the latest trends surrounding Bitcoin, including Tesla’s recent purchase and others considering the same.
Episode 180 -- 2020 Review of False Claims Act with Jessica Sanderson -- Partner The Volkov Law Group
Jessica Sanderson, Partner, The Volkov Law Group and Michael Volkov review significant developments in the civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) area from the past year. With mind-boggling federal spending in FY 2020 and the obvious potential for fraud, abuse, and misuse of the trillions of dollars of federal stimulus funds, we undoubtedly will see a considerable increase in FCA audits, investigations, enforcement actions, qui tam lawsuits, settlements and judgments over the next 2-3 years.
Jessica and Mike review 2020 trends and themes and discuss changes in enforcement under the Biden Administration.
Episode 179 -- Tom Fox and Mike Volkov Discuss the Biden Administration Enforcement Priorities
President Biden has nominated Merrick Garland and Lisa Monaco to head the U.S Department of Justice. In addition, the Biden Administration has nominated a number of strong enforcement candidates to head up various regulatory agencies. The implications of this new team across the government will be significant on various industry sectors.
Tom Fox joins Mike Volkov to discuss the new Justice Department leadership and the likely impact on enforcement and compliance.
Episode 178 - The Corporate Transparency Act: Interview of Scott Greytak, Transparency International, and Erica Hanichak, The Fact Coalition
Congress enacted The Corporate Transparency Act, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The CTA expands beneficial ownership disclosure requirements for US entities. The new disclosure requirements target shell companies and small businesses to ensure disclosure beneficial ownership information.
Liz Slim, Senior Counsel at The Volkov Law Group, interviews Scott Greytak from Transparency International USA, and Erica Hanichak from the FACT Coalition and review the CTA and the implications for anti-corruption and anti-money laundering enforcement.
Episode 177 -- 2020 OFAC Sanctions Enforcement Review
Despite the challenges facing OFAC during the pandemic and the strain on resources, OFAC continued its dogged commitment to sanctions enforcement. While the numbers racked up by OFAC were lower because of the pandemic, OFAC later in the year resumed its aggressive pace of sanctions enforcement. It even released two enforcement actions during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
In this Episode, Michael Volkov reviews the 2020 OFAC sanctions enforcement action.
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