Lawsuits Allege that Navient Cheated Millions

Navient is the largest student loan servicer in the country. It has serviced over twelve million students with loans totaling over three hundred billion dollars. Navient operates under a contract with the U.S. Department of Education and provides services for both public and private loans. On January 18th, 2017, the […]

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National Borders Create Barriers to Corporate Misconduct Investigations

On September 9, 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates issued a memorandum outlining “six key steps” department attorneys must take in corporate investigations, particularly when handling misconduct. Among these steps, the memorandum made eligibility for any cooperation credit conditional on the corporation providing information that identified individuals in the […]

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Recap: Dom Perella, Snap Inc.

On January 18th, the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) held a speaker series entitled, “A conversation with Dom Perella, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Snap, Inc.” Perella spoke to Berkeley Law students and faculty on his position at one of the world’s most […]

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Uber to Pay $20 Million to Settle FTC Case

On January 19, 2017, Uber Technologies Inc. entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), whereby the San Francisco-based startup agreed to pay $20 million dollars to its drivers. How the refunds will be distributed has yet to be determined, but the consumer-protection agency has ordered […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Files Discrimination Complaint against Oracle

On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a complaint against Oracle America, Inc. (Oracle), alleging discrimination in the company’s compensation, recruiting, and hiring practices. The complaint specifically alleges “systemic compensation discrimination” against employees that are not Caucasian males, and a “pattern and practice of hiring discrimination” for […]

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