• JP Morgan Pays $264 Million to Resolve “Princelings” FCPA Investigation

    Last month, JP Morgan entered into a landmark settlement agreement in which it agreed to pay $264.4 million to the DOJ, SEC, and Federal Reserve to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) offenses for providing jobs to the relatives of Chinese government officials to secure the underwriting of Chinese state-owned companies’ initial public offerings (“IPO”).  While this is not the first time an American company has settled an FCPA case on similar facts, the JP Morgan investigation trumps all others in terms of its scope and the audacity of the alleged bribery scheme.  The bank’s so-called “Sons and Daughters” program ...

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    Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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  • Disclosure of Protected Health Information: It’s Not All About HIPAA

        Anyone who’s had a doctor’s appointment in the past 20 years is familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known affectionately—or not—as HIPAA).  Undoubtedly, if your business collects and shares protected health information, you and HIPAA are old friends.  However, many healthcare providers don’t realize that HIPAA isn’t the only game in town.  It’s also critical to analyze all of your statements to consumers together and ensure that your disclosures are not deceptive under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act. As a refresher, the HIPAA Privacy Rule empowers patients and consumers with certain rights with respect to their health ...

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    Monday, December 19th, 2016

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  • CMM Represents ServiceAide, Inc. in Acquisition from CA Technologies

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick represented industry leader ServiceAide, Inc. in its acquisition of IT Service Management Software Cloud Service Management (CSM) from CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA).  CMM partner Christine Malafi led a corporate team that also included Vicki Gruber, Donald Rassiger, and Vincent Costa.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed publicly. Backed by a solid technology investment firm, ServiceAide is focused on the benefits to customers from the marriage of a world-class ITSM SaaS operation and proven innovative big data technology.  ServiceAide will provide existing clients with a highly successful team committed to ensuring CSM becomes the leading SaaS offering in the ...

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    Monday, December 19th, 2016

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  • LIMBA Relaunches in 2017 with New Format and CMM as Major Corporate Sponsor

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm, and Long Island Metro Business Action (LIMBA), the longstanding catalyst for transportation and economic improvement on Long Island, are pleased to announce that they have joined forces for 2017 to promote the needs of Long Island and expand their reach in the community. As major corporate sponsor of LIMBA, CMM will co-host six LIMBA meetings in the new year. These joint meetings will feature an updated format in which CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo will interview representatives from various levels of government, municipal agencies, and the local economy on issues of ...

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    Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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  • Coverage of Women’s Leadership Panel featuring Malafi

              From left, Christine Malafi, partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick; Neela Mukherjee Lockel, CEO of American Red Cross on Long Island; and Christine Riordan, president of Adelphi University, during a panel discussion with women CEOs at the HIA-LI’s 6th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast in Hauppauge, December 2, 2016.  Photo credit: Ed Betz. Panel: Women Should ‘Outsource’ to Achieve Career/Life Balance by Ken Schachter Conflicts between advancing in business and maintaining a family life can be overcome with the right tactics, women executives said at a business breakfast panel sponsored by HIA-LI on Friday. “The things I don’t want to do, I outsource,” said Judith ...

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    Monday, December 05th, 2016

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  • Attorney Spotlight: Jonathan “Jack” Harrington

    While technology makes it possible for lawyers and clients halfway around the world from one another to stay in touch, there’s still an undeniable sense of comfort and convenience when your attorney is in your own backyard.  Jonathan “Jack” Harrington, Counsel at the firm and chair of our International Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance practice group, brings this reassurance to clients on Long Island, who previously needed to look beyond Nassau and Suffolk Counties to receive counsel on the highly specialized areas of law pertaining to international business operations. Jack counsels clients from multinational public companies to individuals in a variety of ...

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    Monday, November 28th, 2016

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  • The Internationalization of Anti-Corruption Investigations and Enforcement

    In November 2016, France adopted new anti-corruption legislation permitting deferred prosecution agreements in bribery cases.  In July 2017, Mexico’s new anti-corruption law will take effect.  The more-stringent law should prompt all companies operating in Mexico to re-evaluate their anti-corruption compliance programs.  And in February of this year, China released draft amendments of a new law governing commercial bribery that would, among other things, include vicarious liability for employers and liability for bribes paid through third parties. American companies are understandably focused on complying with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), which carries stiff civil and criminal liability for any company ...

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    Monday, November 28th, 2016

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  • Important New DMCA Safe Harbor Requirements for Web Operators

    If you or your company has a website or app that hosts material submitted by users or that provides links to materials to other websites, take note: the U.S. Copyright Office has a new electronic filing system for registering websites, apps and other online platforms for “safe harbor” protection from copyright infringement liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  (This electronic system replaces the prior paper-based system.) Section 512 of the DMCA contains a safe harbor provision from copyright infringement liability for online service providers.  For example, the safe harbor provision protects website operators from copyright liability in situations where ...

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    Monday, November 28th, 2016

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  • Estate Planning and Estate Tax Forecast

    Well, the election has come and gone.  What does that mean in terms of estate planning and estate tax? As a quick review, the current federal estate tax exemption is $5.45 million and is scheduled to increase to $5.49 million as of January 1, 2017.  Each year it goes up a bit as it’s indexed by inflation.  This means that there is only federal estate tax for any transfer of wealth above the exemption.  I say it that way because it also includes any gifting that you’ve done (above the $14,000 exclusion) during the course of your lifetime. President-elect Donald Trump wants ...

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    Monday, November 28th, 2016

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  • 5 Negotiation Mistakes You May Not Know You’re Making

    Don’t be your own worst enemy in a negotiation. There are plenty of things to be mindful of at the negotiating table – wondering if you’re sabotaging your own efforts shouldn’t be one of them.  If you recognize yourself in any of the following negotiation behaviors, try taking a step back to reassess your approach. Mistake #1: Underestimating your own strengths If you head into a negotiation doubting your position and your ability to convey it, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Instead of focusing on the weak aspects of your position, keep your eye on the strengths.  It’s important to be confident ...

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    Monday, November 28th, 2016

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