7 02, 2020

Department of Homeland Security Announces Actions to Combat E-Commerce Counterfeiting

2020-02-25T00:09:20-06:00February 7, 2020|Compliance|

By: Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data shows that between the years 2000 and 2018, seizures of counterfeit goods at U.S. borders have increased 10-fold, from 3,244 seizures per year to 33,810.  In response to this surge, in April of last year, the Trump Administration published its Memorandum on Combating Trafficking

7 02, 2020

Updated VSD Policies: How Could this Affect you?

2020-02-20T16:16:09-06:00February 7, 2020|Compliance|

By: Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

While the United States Trade Representative is currently inundated with Section 301 exclusion requests, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division’s (NSD) recent update could be encouraging an influx of voluntary self-disclosures (VSDs) to the U.S. export agencies and the DOJ in the near future. NSD has recently released a

4 06, 2019

Department of Justice Issues: Guidance on False Claims Act

2019-06-04T13:54:01-05:00June 4, 2019|Compliance, News & Publications|

By: Sarah Wirskye, Co-Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

On May 6, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance explaining how the DOJ awards credit to defendants who cooperate during a False Claims Act investigation. The policy states that the DOJ will consider (1) voluntary disclosure of wrongdoing, (2) cooperation in an ongoing investigation, and (3) taking remedial measures

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