Corporate Defense and Disputes

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Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher is an associate in the Litigation Department. Jessica handles a variety of complex litigation matters for clients in a diverse range of industries in both federal and state courts, as well as before arbitration forums. She has represented corporate and individual clients in matters involving financial crimes, fiduciary duties, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Jessica has particular experience in securities litigation, white collar criminal defense, and internal and regulatory investigations.

Jessica also maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes representing indigent criminal defendants and advising clients on intellectual property issues.

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Louis Berger International Pays $17 Million Penalty for FCPA Violation

On July 17, 2015, Louis Berger International, Inc., a New Jersey-based construction management company, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice under which it agreed to pay a $17.1 million penalty for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In addition to the hefty penalty paid, the company agreed to … Continue Reading

Companies and Individuals Alike Should Heed DOJ’s Focus on Individual Liability

Attorney General Eric Holder and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Marshall Miller have sent the message that the Department of Justice is looking to hold individuals responsible for corporate crime. Holder, speaking at New York University, announced that the department is currently investigating the conduct of individuals at certain financial institutions … Continue Reading

Recent Appellate Decisions Limit Access To Customer Assets Held At Foreign Bank Branches

Originally published as a Proskauer Client Alert. On October 23, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals held for the first time that, under New York law, the “separate entity” rule prevents a court from ordering a foreign bank operating branches in New York from restraining a judgment debtor’s assets held in foreign branches of the bank. Motorola … Continue Reading

SEC May Be Forced to Adhere to a Five Year Statute of Limitations for all Actions

SEC v. Graham, No. 13 Civ. 10011 (KLG), 2014 WL 1891418 (S.D. Fla. May 12, 2014), a recent decision by the Southern District of Florida, may be a dagger in the heart of the SEC’s long-standing position that the five year statute of limitations imposed by 28 U.S.C. § 2462 does not apply to actions … Continue Reading
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