Brazilian Conglomerate Odebrecht SA Agrees to Record-Setting Settlement in Bribery Case—Firm Set to Pay Up to $4.5 Billion

December 23, 2016 — In a lengthy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 21, 2016, it was announced that Brazilian construction-industry giant Odebrecht SA (Odebrecht) has admitted to violating anti-bribery and corruption laws in a number of countries and agreed to pay between $2.6 and $4.5 billion in a deal to [...]

California’s St. Joseph Health Agrees to $2.14 Million HIPAA Settlement

On October 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with St. Joseph Health (SJH), a California-based health system that encompasses a number of facilities across that state, Texas, and New Mexico, for HIPAA violations.   The SJH agreement marks the 12th OCR settlement this year [...]

FisherBroyles Corporate Law Update—October 2016

CORPORATE LAW UPDATE October 2016 PDF Version REGULATION A – NOW BIGGER, BIFURCATED AND (SOMETIMES) BENEFICIAL Regulation A, the so-called “mini IPO” exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, has existed since the 1930s.  An offering limit of $5 million combined with relatively high compliance costs kept Regulation A from being a viable [...]