Charles Fleischmann

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Charles provides legal counsel to businesses and executives facing government investigations and also assists companies with their compliance needs prior to the government becoming involved. Charles has represented clients before the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congress and other regulatory and enforcement agencies. In addition, he advises clients regarding corporate compliance and tailored training on issues including cyber security, data privacy, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and campaign finance compliance. Finally, Charles also assists companies conducting internal investigations.

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On September 13, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its first ever Statement of Interest in the bankruptcy of an asbestos company, signaling that DOJ intends to prioritize fraud and mismanagement relating to asbestos trusts. The Statement, filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina in the Chapter 11 proceedings for Kaiser Gypsum Company, asserts that the proposed trust plans lack adequate safeguards and indicates that DOJ will object…
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 [pdf], signed into law just before Thanksgiving, authorizes $607 billion for Department of Defense activities in FY 2016. It also implements a number of acquisition reforms intended to enhance the Government’s cybersecurity efforts and streamline the various acquisition regulations.  Here we break down some of the key acquisition provisions: Rapid acquisition authority for cyber attacks. Section 803 of the 2016 NDAA expands the DoD’s ability…
As is often the case with Congress, deadlines spur action. For the majority of the year, Congress has been working to repeal mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) on imported meats, with the House passing a stand-alone bill in the spring. With the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) set to authorize tariffs of over $1 billion on U.S. food exports within the next few days, Congress finally acted by including the repeal of COOL within the…
As the deadline draws closer for Congressional action preempting state laws mandating GMO food labeling, which are set to take effect next year, a late lobbying push to include a policy rider in the Omnibus appropriations legislation fell short of meeting the goal of some in the industry of a national GMO labeling compromise. The text of the bill, unveiled early Wednesday morning, is silent on broader GMO food labeling requirements. A provision aimed at…
From the “Miracle on Ice” to the Joe Louis/Max Schmeling fights, sports have often played a pivotal symbolic role in American diplomacy abroad. Now, as relations with Cuba have started to thaw, The New York Times recently detailed the Caribbean Baseball Initiative’s plan to bring a Minor League Baseball team to Havana. The group, led by veteran baseball executive Lou Schwechheimer,  has spent the last decade laying significant groundwork toward this end and hopes for…
From the “Miracle on Ice” to the Joe Louis/Max Schmeling fights, sports have often played a pivotal symbolic role in American diplomacy abroad. Now, as relations with Cuba have started to thaw, The New York Times recently detailed the Caribbean Baseball Initiative’s plan to bring a Minor League Baseball team to Havana. The group, led by veteran baseball executive Lou Schwechheimer,  has spent the last decade laying significant groundwork toward this end and hopes for…
On November 13, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized and released several new rules related to food safety. The new rules primarily deal with produce farm safety standards and with imported foods. They account for three of the FDA’s seven rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act. Previously, the FDA released rules on preventive controls both for human food and animal food. Still to be released are rules on sanitary food transportation and…
Waning time and higher priorities have rendered the passage of federal genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling legislation a long shot this year despite early optimism. However, a renewed emphasis on preemptive federal legislation and talks of compromise give reason to believe bipartisan legislation could be passed in the near future, possibly even early next year. As a bit of background, the FDA currently makes no distinction between marketing requirements for GMO and non-GMO foods. Because…
As tensions between Cuba and the United States continue to thaw, President Obama made a historic announcement today – the U.S. and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. This could prove a watershed moment in the push to normalize relationships between the two countries. Estimates are that the embassies will open by month end, with Secretary of State John Kerry traveling to Cuba for the official opening. This development echoes White House Press…
As tensions between Cuba and the United States continue to thaw, President Obama made a historic announcement today – the U.S. and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. This could prove a watershed moment in the push to normalize relationships between the two countries. Estimates are that the embassies will open by month end, with Secretary of State John Kerry traveling to Cuba for the official opening. This development echoes White House Press…