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Where’s the Quid? DOJ Tests the Limits Of Public Corruption Law

USA - March 8 2021 Proof of a “quid pro quo,” giving something of value in return for a specific action, is central to federal public corruption prosecutions. In recent…

Jonathan S. Sack.

When Does Company Counsel Also Represent a Company Founder?

USA - January 15 2021 The rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was a gripping corporate drama. The resulting prosecution of Holmes and a…

Jonathan S. Sack.

The Supreme Court Will Interpret Another White-Collar Criminal Statute

USA - November 10 2020 The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is the sort of broadly worded criminal statute which gives white-collar prosecutors considerable powe…

Jonathan S. Sack.

Recent Guidance Reinforces DOJ Approach to White-Collar Investigations

United Kingdom, USA - September 4 2020 In this unsettled time, the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice recently issued two important documents that reflect significant…

Jonathan S. Sack.

Public and Private Honest Services Fraud: Are They Diverging?

USA - July 17 2020 In recent years, prosecutions of public corruption have often centered on whether a government official committed an "official act." The importance…

Jonathan S. Sack.