The D&O Diary

The D&O Diary

A PERIODIC JOURNAL CONTAINING ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM THE WORLD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS LIABILITY, WITH OCCASIONAL COMMENTARY

Tag Archives: admissions of wrongdoing

Challenging Consequences: The Government’s Requirement for Wrongdoing Admissions in Civil Fraud Suits

Posted in Director and Officer Liability
In one of the more troublesome recent developments for corporate officials who find themselves targeted by government investigations, both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office have made it clear that as part of the settlement of civil fraud actions, the governmental authorities intend to seek both… Continue Reading

A Closer Look at JP Morgan’s $920 Million “London Whale” Regulatory Settlements

Posted in Securities Litigation
As part of its September 19, 2013 entry into a total of $920 million in regulatory settlements related to the “London Whale” trading loss debacle, and as part of the SEC’s new policy requiring admissions of wrongdoing in certain “egregious” cases, JP Morgan provided the SEC with an extensive set of factual admissions. The company’s… Continue Reading

The SEC’s New Policy Requiring Admissions of Wrongdoing: What Are the Implications?

Posted in Securities Litigation
On August 19, 2013, in connection with its entry into a settlement with New York-based hedge fund adviser Phillip Falcone and his advisory firm Harbinger Capital Partners, the SEC for the first time implemented its new policy requiring defendants seeking to settle civil enforcement actions to provide admissions of wrongdoing, in contrast to the long-standing… Continue Reading