Government Enforcement Compliance and White Collar Litigation

Preparing for Pennsylvania’s Consumer Privacy Legislation


In the wake of several massive data breaches, consumer privacy (or lack thereof) has become a growing concern. For some, more surprising than the breaches was learning how much personal information companies collect from consumers—everything from Social Security numbers and email addresses to location data and demographics—and how much personal information is being sold or… Read more »

The Broad Reach of the FCPA


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), codified in 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et. seq., prohibits certain classes of persons and entities from paying foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Specifically, persons and entities may not corruptly use any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce in furtherance of any offer or payment… Read more »

Expected FCPA Enforcement in Latin America


Will the Trump administration’s changes in corruption enforcement policies decrease prosecutions of companies and individuals doing business in Latin America? Not likely.   Despite the public perception that the Trump administration is relaxing its antibribery Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement efforts, in the last couple of years we have seen an increase in FCPA… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Crisis Communications Damage Privilege


Corporations engaged in civil litigation or government investigations often need to address public relations resulting from their legal involvement, commonly referred to as “crisis communications.” Outside and in-house legal counsel and the corporate officers involved have always had to exercise considerable care to avoid potential waiver of attorney-client and attorney work product privileges. In a… Read more »

A Corruption Overview: It’s Not Always Cash in a Bag

May 30, 2019

Unfortunately, corruption is in the news all-too-often today. Lourdes Sanchez Ridge and John Schwab will lead this seminar, hosted by the ACBA, and discuss some of today’s front-page public and private corruption scandals during this program. Learn how prosecutors make charging decisions in corruption cases and the minefields defense attorneys must navigate to prepare clients… Read more »

ACBA Skills Training Session

April 12, 2019

John Schwab will be speaking at the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Skills Training Session on April 12, 2019. The Session will cover Preparing for and Handling an Initial Appearance, Bail and Arraignment in Federal Court.

Opioids and Drug Addiction Treatment Presentation June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018

Join Us for a Free Presentation on Government Investigations & Prosecutions Focus: Opioid and Drug Addiction Treatment The attorneys of Pietragallo – including former prosecutors and government attorneys – will present on current government investigations on emerging issues involving opioids and drug addiction treatment. The presentation is for all medical providers – MD’s, DO’s, PA’s,… Read more »

Investigations & Compliance CLE: Part 2

May 16, 2018

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP 1818 Market Street, Suite 3402 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Presentations begin at 3:00pm followed by a cocktail reception at 5:00pm. This course is approved for 2.00 credits and free of charge to attendees. Register Here Join Pietragallo’s White Collar attorneys for a lively discussion of development in… Read more »

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