DOJ Actions

Represent individuals and corporations in various DOJ actions.

  • In five separate DOJ antitrust price fixing investigations in the DRAM, SRAM, Airline, and LCD/CRT industries, have represented Korean and Japanese targets. Four of the investigations have been completed; one is current.
  • Represented former Olympic track coach at trial in connection with a drug scandal. The jury convicted on one count but deadlocked on the other two. Client was sentenced to 5 years probation and 12 months home confinement.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a Silicon Valley corporation in connection with accounting irregularities.
  • Represented target of federal criminal investigation of trade secret theft.
  • Represented target of federal criminal investigation of alleged bribery of public officials.
  • Represented individual employee in a federal criminal investigation of defense contractor fraud. No charges were filed.
  • Resolved criminal antitrust case against a local businessman filed by DOJ/Antitrust, including probation.
  • Represented public agency in investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into possible public integrity violations by a California State Senator. Representing same agency in investigation by SEC into public bond issues.
  • Represented executive of international software corporation in investigation of Foreign Corrupt Practices issues arising out of activities in Brazil.

Firm Highlights

Publication

3 Trends in Criminal Trade Secret Prosecution

Criminal trade secret prosecutions are on the rise nationwide and in the Northern District of California, especially cases relating to alleged theft by Chinese nationals and entities. According to a 2017 report by the...

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Rethinking Independence in Internal Investigations

ACC Docket May 2018 "Rethinking Independence in Internal Investigations" By Katia Bloom ,  Jessica Nall and Joshua Malone Although an entirely new firm should be hired for an internal investigation in certain circumstances, imposing...

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What’s Privilege Got to Do With It? Practical Tips for Managing Bank Regulators Access to Attorney-Client Privileged Information

The attorney-client privilege, which prohibits the compelled disclosure of confidential communications between an attorney and their client, is enshrined in common law and statutory codes across the country. See, e.g., Cal. Evid. Code §...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Wins Benchmark Litigation 2019 San Francisco Firm of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel announces it has been named “San Francisco Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation . Farella Partner Douglas Young accepted the award on behalf of...

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Branding Concerns Rise Amid Cryptocurrency Proliferation

New cryptocurrencies and tokens have been popping up all over the place, leading the SEC to set up an initial coin offering (ICO) section on its website and to promote recent enforcement actions in...

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Token Taxonomy Act Seeks to Provide Regulatory Clarity to Crypto Industry

Two United States congressmen introduced legislation in late December that would exclude certain digital currencies from being defined as securities – a bill that, if enacted, may finally provide the cryptocurrency industry with regulatory...

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Individual Accountability in the Huawei Trade Secrets Prosecution

In the ongoing legal battle over the alleged theft of American trade secrets by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, one curious aspect is the lack of charges filed against any individual Huawei employees. On February...

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