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New Legislation May Portend Wave Of Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement

USA - April 19 2021 January was not a quiet month in D.C. An outgoing president refused to concede the election, a mob stormed the Capitol, and a new President…

Congress Poised To End Use of Acquitted Conduct at Sentencing

USA - April 7 2021 Among the many ways the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines have distorted the federal Criminal Justice system is through heavy reliance on factual…

Richard F. Albert

Congress’s Signing Bonus for Gensler: New Powers for His SEC

USA - February 10 2021 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…

Richard F. Albert

Days Seem Numbered for Circuit’s Controversial Insider Trading Decision

USA - December 10 2020 A Second Circuit panel’s decision last year in United States v. Blaszczak, 947 F.3d 19 (2d Cir. 2019) held that a government agency’s confidential…

Richard F. Albert

How DOJ Shows It “Cares” About CARES Act Fraud

USA - October 27 2020 No good deed goes unpunished. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which endeavors to give struggling small businesses…