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Under the federal mail and wire fraud statutes, it is a crime to “obtain money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises,” or to deprive someone of the “intangible right of honest services.” 18 U.S.C. §§1341, 1343, 1346. The scope of these prohibitions has expanded over time. This expansion has been met with infrequent, but significant, pushback from the courts. Perhaps most prominent is the line of Supreme Court decisions which initially resisted and later narrowed the scope of “honest services” fraud. See, McNally v. United States, 483 U.S. 350 (1987); Skilling v. United States, 130 S. Ct. 2896 (2010); McDonnell v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 2355 (2016).
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By Jonathan S. Feld and Lisa M. Burnett
The attorney-client privilege is a critical component in the legal process but its protection is constantly being challenged in complicated corporate investigations. There are measures that attorneys should, where possible, take steps to mitigate the risk of losing the privilege.
By Evan T. Barr
This article explores the law on selective prosecution and why, despite the long odds against success, it may still make sense from a defense perspective to assert the claim.
By Isha Marathe
The Federal Trade Commission, under its current chairperson Lina Khan, has released a flurry of press releases and blogs in recent months signaling at a focused commercial surveillance “crackdown.”
By Andrew Goudsward
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s widely hailed whistleblower program has paid millions in recent years to former SEC lawyers who have come to dominate the market for representing tipsters seeking payouts through the program, a new study found.