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Our White Collar & Regulatory Defense group has unparalleled experience and expertise, and is among the most respected and successful in the United States. We regularly defend Fortune 500 companies and their executives and boards before every major federal and state regulatory enforcement authority and in courtrooms nationwide. We excel at developing creative and successful strategies for responding to and, where possible, preventing government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Publications

DOJ Announces Preliminary Inquiry into Potential Fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program

A senior DOJ official recently stated publicly that the DOJ has initiated a preliminary inquiry into potential fraud in the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program and has already found possible fraud among businesses seeking relief. 

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Second Circuit Denies Rehearing in Key Insider Trading Case

In denying defendants’ petition for rehearing in United States v. Blaszczak, the Second Circuit firmly established potential liability for insider trading in the criminal context even where the original “tipper” receives no personal benefit. 

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White-Collar Enforcement Priorities in the Wake of COVID-19

The DOJ and SEC have signaled an intention to focus on misconduct related specifically to the coronavirus, at least temporarily. Combined with ongoing practical limitations, that focus has slowed down traditional white-collar enforcement activity. As the pandemic recedes, however, there is reason to expect robust investigative activity by the SEC, DOJ, state attorneys general and newly-created oversight bodies.

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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Is Named Law Firm of the Year, White Collar Litigation Department of the Year

Paul, Weiss was recognized with The American Lawyer’s most prestigious award, “Law Firm of the Year,” at the American Lawyer Industry Awards Gala. Additionally, the firm was named “White Collar Litigation Department of the Year.”

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Jeannie Rhee Joins Paul, Weiss From the Mueller Special Counsel's Office

Jeannie Rhee, a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General, is joining the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department.

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Awards & Recognition

Harris Fischman Named a David Rockefeller Fellow

Harris Fischman has been named to the Partnership for New York City’s 2019 – 2020 class of David Rockefeller Fellows, a group of thirty senior executives selected to participate in a year-long business and civic leadership program.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Joins Paul, Weiss

Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the United States from 2015 to 2017, has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department.

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Preparing for an Uptick in Congressional Investigations of Corporations

Beginning next month, Democrats will control the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010.  Given the pent-up demand for House Democrats to make robust use of their oversight and investigative authorities, the current relative lull in congressional investigations of corporations is expected to end.  Corporations across sectors should anticipate an uptick in investigative activity. 

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