By: F|G Marketing / Date: 29, October 2021

Department of Justice to Prioritize Corporate Crime Enforcement

On Thursday, October 28, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco gave the keynote address at the ABA’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime. Deputy Monaco’s remarks focused on corporate crime and detailed new enforcement priorities for the Department of Justice. Most notably, Deputy Monaco stated that to further the Biden Administration’s policy agenda to be tougher on corporate crimes, it will no longer be sufficient to limit disclosures to only those “substantially involved” in the alleged misconduct for cooperation credit… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 06, September 2021

Colin Callahan Contributes to American Health Law Association's 2021 "Health Law Watch" Publication

The American Health Law Association's "Health Law Watch", first published in 2018, provides analysis of key legal and operational challenges facing the health care industry. The new 2021 edition includes a chapter on Fraud Enforcement in the Digital Arena - Electronic Health Records. Authored by Flannery | Georgalis partner, Colin Callahan, along with co-authors Chris Sabis and Deborah Farringer, the chapter discusses the now pervasiveness of electronic health records ("EHR"), and how EHR-related fraud has, in turn, become a top… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 03, September 2021

Jon Yormick to Discuss Export Controls and Economic Sanctions at SBA Seminar

If you operate in the world of international trade (or want to), then you know that the road is paved with a multitude of regulations that govern many aspects of how you run your business, but do you REALLY understand how to comply with them and the risks of non-compliance? On September 15, 2021, from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Flannery | Georgalis attorney Jon Yormick will provide an overview and update of the rules that govern international trade with a… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 16, August 2021

Preparing for FTC Civil Penalty Enforcement of Made in USA Regulations

On July 1, under the headline “FTC Issues Rule to Deter Rampant Made in USA Fraud,” the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it finalized a rule “that will crack down on marketers who make false, unqualified claims that their products are Made in the USA.” The announcement noted that after the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) went into effect, Congress enacted legislation authorizing the FTC to impose civil penalties for “Made in USA fraud,” but there has been… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 22, July 2021

Facilitating Ransomware Payments Can Result in Sanctions Violations and OFAC Penalties

Cybercrime has made its way into the mainstream with more businesses, organizations, and individuals falling victim to this widespread threat. Cybercriminals, who are often backed by nefarious groups, have gone international and can now effectuate an attack from the other side of the globe. It seems no industry sector is off limits to these attacks, with healthcare organizations, food producers, and even large–scale infrastructure falling victim. It is important for businesses to understand the types of threats targeting their industry,… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 15, June 2021

China's Anti-Sanctions Law Poses Compliance Challenges for Businesses

On 10 June 2021, China passed an anti-sanctions law to counteract the sanctions imposed by the US, EU, Canada, and the UK against various Chinese entities, and officials, in recent years. The new law permits China to penalize individuals or entities involved in the design or implementation of foreign sanctions, including those entities engaged in “discriminatory practices” against Chinese citizens and organizations. The phrase “discriminatory practices” is not defined in the new law, but the broad language appears to encompass… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 27, April 2021

Biden Administration Prioritizing Tax Enforcement Efforts Against High-Earners and Corporations

This week the Biden Administration is expected to announce a proposal to provide the Internal Revenue Service an additional $80 billion in funding and expanded authority to prioritize enforcement and audit efforts against high earners and corporations. As part of his “American Families Plan” which he will detail in his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, President Biden is expected to announce his proposed funding increase could raise at least $700 billion over the next ten years.… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 26, April 2021

NFL Draft in Cleveland Draws Heightened Law Enforcement Presence

The NFL Draft descends on Cleveland the weekend of April 29 to May 1, with League representatives, team personnel, players, their families, and fans from across the country in tow. As with any other national event, draft weekend will bring heightened attention from law enforcement. This increased law enforcement presence often results in very public arrests for a litany of offenses. For example, during Nashville’s 2019 NFL Draft, an NFL player was arrested for public intoxication and vandalism. Another person… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 05, April 2021

The Ramifications of the New Anti-Money Laundering Act for Banks and Small Businesses

By: Perry Mastrocola, Partner; Robert J. Porter, Associate; Kevin J. Vogel, AssociateCongress recently mustered a rare, overwhelmingly bipartisan majority—in both houses—to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (“NDAA”), overriding a White House veto for the first and only time in President Trump’s presidency. What could have brought such unity? The most significant anti-money-laundering legislation since the 2001 Patriot Act, among a number of other provisions relating to the nation’s security. The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020… Read more

By: F|G Marketing / Date: 24, March 2021

Flannery | Georgalis Secures Dismissal of Bribery and Public-Corruption Charges Against Former Cuyahoga County Land Bank Official

After years-long advocacy by Flannery | Georgalis, federal prosecutors recently dropped all bribery and public-corruption charges against a former official of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank in a highly publicized criminal matter. These charges together carried a maximum sentence of over twenty years in prison. F|G’s client received a sentence of two years’ probation and a fine on a different, much lesser charge. The dismissal of these charges was reported on and, where F|G attorneys were also quoted.