Justice Department Announces Enforcement Action Charging 12 Medical Professionals with Opioid Distribution Offenses | OPA

Irina Baranova

The Department of Justice, together with federal and state law enforcement partners, today announced criminal charges against 14 defendants in eight federal districts across the United States for their alleged involvement in crimes related to the unlawful distribution of opioids. Twelve of the defendants were medical professionals at the time […]

DOJ, FTC Ramping Up Data Security Enforcement Tools

Irina Baranova

The Federal Government continues ramping up enforcement of data security requirements by deploying significant new enforcement theories and tools in support of cyber and data security controls required by federal law. Specifically, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently entered into settlements with private companies […]

Arbitration Gag Orders Called a Threat to Labor Law Enforcement

Irina Baranova

The U.S. Labor Department told the National Labor Relations Board that confidentiality provisions like the type the board allows in arbitration agreements can silence workers and undermine the complaint-based system of workplace law enforcement. The Labor Department called workplace gag orders a “direct threat” to its ability to enforce employment […]