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What is a Civil Investigative Demand?

Federal government agencies have many tools to obtain private information from people and entities prior to the initiation of formal court proceedings.  One tool is a Civil Investigative Demand (CID).  This is an administrative subpoena that demands the production of documents, answers to interrogatories, and/or oral testimony under oath.  For [...]

By |2024-03-20T17:47:40+00:00April 5th, 2024|

Physician Speaker Programs — Kickbacks, Healthcare Fraud, and Warnings

Physicians and other healthcare providers (HCPs) are often invited to participate in speaker programs that include presentations on pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and healthcare initiatives.  These are frequently company-sponsored events where an HCP may be paid an honorarium and remuneration for costs including mileage and meals.  These arrangements are not [...]

By |2024-03-20T16:11:47+00:00March 20th, 2024|

IRS Investigations and Tax-Related Crimes

The arrival of tax season may be a stressful time for many business owners and individual filers.  IRS criminal investigators continue to aggressively pursue tax evaders, and IRS efforts have increased with additional manpower and funding.  These agents have particularly been focusing, in recent months, on investigations regarding tax evasion, [...]

By |2024-03-28T14:02:18+00:00January 29th, 2024|

What is a Target, Subject, and Witness in a White Collar Investigation?

White collar investigations necessarily impact many different people.  Federal and state white collar authorities use three different labels to categorize the individuals and companies they interact with: target, subject, and witness.  The Department of Justice’s policy is to inform individuals where they fall on the spectrum—target, subject, or witness. The [...]

By |2023-10-27T13:03:32+00:00October 16th, 2023|

Matthew P. Massey featured legal commenter in The New York Times

Matthew P. Massey was a featured legal commenter in The New York Times’ ongoing coverage of the Sam Bankman-Fried trial in article published on October 9, 2023.  He analyzed Mr. Bankman-Fried’s strategy of advancing an advice of counsel defense and addressed some of the challenges with such a strategy. [...]

By |2023-10-10T13:55:30+00:00October 9th, 2023|

Stephen D. Wilson Appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) Committee for 2024-2025 Term

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has appointed Stephen D. Wilson to its Building Bridges Committee for the 2024-2025 term. Steve previously served on INTA’s Enforcement Committee, Trademark Enforcement Policy Advocacy Subcommittee, and Judicial Administration & Trademark Litigation Subcommittee. INTA is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to [...]

By |2023-10-10T14:01:55+00:00September 28th, 2023|

Stephen D. Wilson Recognized by World Trademark Review in WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2023

World Trademark Review (WTR) has again recognized Beggs & Lane partner Stephen D. Wilson in the 2023 edition of “WTR 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals,” its annual list of the world’s top trademark practitioners. WTR publishes World Trademark Review magazine, and selects leading trademark attorneys and firms worldwide [...]

By |2023-10-03T12:39:36+00:00September 8th, 2023|
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