• Features

    Challenge to SEC’s Disgorgement Authority Reaches Supreme Court

    Jodi Misher Peikin and Jacob Mermelstein

    The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission to address a question that, until fairly recently, seemed clear: whether the SEC has authority to obtain disgorgement in civil actions to enforce the federal securities laws.

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  • Features

    Supreme Court Asked to Assess Per Se Rule Tension in Criminal Antitrust

    Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert 

    In recent years, practitioners have observed a tension between criminal enforcement of the broadly written terms of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 and the modern Supreme Court’s notions of statutory interpretation and due process in the criminal law context. A certiorari petition filed in late August in Sanchez et al. v. United States, asks the Supreme Court to address this tension, as embodied in the judge-made per se rule.

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  • Features

    When to Involve a Forensic Accountant in Your White-Collar Criminal Case

    Sareena Malik Sawhney

    Over the past few years, defense attorneys have been turning to forensic accountants significantly more often in white-collar cases. An experienced and skilled forensic accountant is valuable to the defense team by casting reasonable doubt on the issue of intent and uncovering other evidence in support of innocence or a reduced sentence.

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  • Columns & Departments

    In The Courts

    Juliet Gunev

    Maryland Jury Convicts Former Executive on FCPA Charges for Bribing Russian Official to Win Nuclear Fuel Transportation Contracts

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