On December 17, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced Operation CBDeceit, the first law enforcement crackdown on deceptive claims in the growing market for cannabidiol (CBD) products. The FTC is taking action against six sellers of CBD-containing products for allegedly making a wide range of scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat serious health conditions, including
Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apple, Inc., Facebook, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. were issued Special Orders from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) demanding they make available information and documents on acquisitions unreported to antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. The order requests documents discussing terms, scope, structure and reason for transactions from these big name
Kennyhertz Perry Partner Braden Perry Selected as Speaker for The Knowledge Group’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Webcast
Braden Perry, a government enforcement and investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC, has been invited to speak at The Knowledge Group’s live webcast entitled “FCPA Investigation Cooperation: Avoiding Common Corporate Mistakes.” This event will focus on companies and clients potentially at risk for a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigation and how internal investigations should be appropriately tailored and cautioned against overly broad and costly investigations that may delay resolution.
In a two-hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will identify the common corporate mistakes and the best strategies on how to avoid them during FCPA investigation.
Key topics include:
- FCPA Enforcement – A 2016 Overview
- Common FCPA Corporate Missteps during Investigation
- Strategies for Thorough and Tailored Investigation
- Best Practices When Working with the Government
- Recent Regulatory Developments
Kennyhertz Perry’s Braden Perry discussed Apple’s refusal to decrypt an iPhone with Grant Gross, Senior Editor of IDG News Service, the wire service representing PCWorld, Computerworld, MacWorld, Network World, CIO and dozens of other leading tech publications worldwide. The FBI claims that iPhone, which belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters, may be helpful in their investigation.
Perry, a former federal enforcement attorney now practicing government investigations and litigation, stated that while unlikely, Judge Pym could hold Apple in contempt of court if the company refuses to cooperate with her order and could impose significant fines.
So far, Apple is refusing. The court should rule in the next few weeks.