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The rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was a gripping corporate drama. The resulting prosecution of Holmes and a co-defendant is now generating issues of interest for white-collar practitioners, as we discussed not long ago. See, Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan S. Sack, “The Importance of ‘Particulars’ in Criminal Fraud Cases,” N.Y.L.J. (March 3, 2020).
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By Kyle R. Freeny and Benjamin G. Greenberg
Over the last decade or so, anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorism financing (CFT), and sanctions compliance have been the subject of increased enforcement efforts. We expect this trend to accelerate in 2021 and beyond, propelled at least in part by the recent enactment of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020.
By Ty E. Howard, Scarlett S. Nokes, Gene R. Besen and Jason P. Mehta
With the start of the Biden administration and a DOJ very likely led by Merrick Garland, predictions have begun about future trends in government enforcement. Two pieces of conventional wisdom emerge: First, the focus will shift to more white-collar crime enforcement actions. And second, the healthcare industry will continue to be a major focus for investigators and prosecutors.
By Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert
Wall Street has greeted Gary Gensler’s nomination as Chair of the SEC with some trepidation, perhaps with good reason. Congress, by contrast, may have presented him with a powerful signing bonus.
By Sozi Pedro Tulante and Joshua Drew
The increasing number of regulators and enforcement agencies bringing foreign bribery cases across the globe raises the specter of successive or “carbon copy” cases. Policymakers and practitioners need to be aware of this developing risk and take steps to mitigate it.