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Giovanni Giarratana assists clients faced with civil and criminal investigations, enforcement actions, and compliance issues across various industries. He also has experience representing clients in complex litigation and issues related to securities fraud, shareholder disputes, employment discrimination, and patent infringement.

The United States Sentencing Commission recently adopted amendments to its Guidelines Manual, and they include some noteworthy changes. The proposed amendments were submitted to Congress on April 27, 2023. Absent Congressional action to the contrary, they will become effective on November 1, 2023.

Of note, the proposed amendments include the addition of Section 4C1.1 –

Koninklijke Philips N.V., a global medical technology manufacturer, recently agreed to pay over $62 million to resolve a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The enforcement action – the second for the Netherlands-based company – centered on alleged violations of the FCPA’s books-and-records and internal-accounting controls provisions

Concerns over the potential threat posed by information and communications technology (ICT) products and services, such as TikTok, to the United States’ economic and national security have been ruminating for some time now. To tackle that potential threat, on March 7, 2023, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators led by Sen. Mark R. Warner (D)

The First Circuit gave defendant AthenaHealth something extra to celebrate this past holiday season when on December 21, 2022, in United States ex rel. Lovell v. AthenaHealth, Inc., it denied relators’ claims for over $1 million in attorneys’ fees in an appeal involving two issues of first impression.

AthenaHealth was a consolidated appeal involving