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February 23, 2017, The New York Times

The New York Times highlights Covington’s successful representation of Efans Trading Corporation in a civil forfeiture case against the U.S. Government in a “rare courtroom defeat.” “We are grateful that the jury saw this case for the government overreach that it was,” says Ben Razi. “Even with the victory they deserved, this case took a tremendous toll on our ...

February 23, 2017, China Daily

China Daily highlights Covington’s client alert, CFIUS and Foreign Direct Investment Under President Donald Trump, in an article regarding efforts by lawmakers to strengthen the government’s scrutiny of Chinese investment in the U.S. According to the CFIUS Practice Group alert, "while the legislative landscape in the new Congress is still being defined, there is ...

February 22, 2017, Reuters

Keir Gumbs is quoted in a Reuters article regarding the effect Jay Clayton will have on the Securities and Exchange Commission once confirmed as head of the agency. Commenting on ways in which the SEC is looking to make disclosures more useful to investors, Gumbs says an improvement that would be welcome by businesses would be to focus reporting rules to a ...

February 22, 2017, The Cybersecurity Law Report

Steve Surdu was interviewed by The Cybersecurity Law Report for a three-part series on the role of forensic firms during a cyber breach. Part one discusses how to understand and leverage the expertise of forensic firms from the start. According to Surdu, forensic consultants have specialized skills and knowledge “that are very difficult for most organizations to ...

February 22, 2017, Payments Compliance

Michael Nonaka is quoted in a Payments Compliance article regarding financial crime regulation under President Trump amid Dodd-Frank reforms. According to Nonaka, “The conversation around deregulation hasn’t touched on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance and enforcement.” The “strong nexus with law enforcement and border protection,” is why ...

February 21, 2017, The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal highlights Covington’s client alert, CFIUS and Foreign Direct Investment Under President Donald Trump, in an article regarding efforts by lawmakers to strengthen the government’s scrutiny of Chinese investment in the U.S. According to the CFIUS Practice Group alert, there is "a greater chance now than at any time in the last decade of ...

February 20, 2017, Law360

Ian Hargreaves is quoted in a Law360 article regarding the use of deferred prosecution agreements by the Serious Fraud Office to push deeper into enforcement in financial services. According to Hargreaves, financial firms have lived in the era of self-disclosure to the Financial Conduct Authority for so long they fully understand the consequences — and leave ...

February 19, 2017, Financial Times

Eric Carlson is quoted in a Financial Times article regarding an initiative by the Chinese Government to reduce marked-up prices and corruption in multi-tier distribution chains of pharmaceuticals, known as the “two invoice reform.” According to Carlson, the crackdown on small distributors would accelerate sector consolidation, “centralising distribution in a ...

February 17, 2017, The Wall Street Journal

Eric Mogilnicki is quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article regarding the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals ordering a rehearing of an earlier ruling that the CFPB’s single-director structure was unconstitutional. However, as Mogilnicki points out, the court may not even rule on the question of constitutionality: “The court could resolve the ...