It seems that Congress introduces a new criminal offense nearly every day and frequently those offenses are poorly drafted, lacking an adequate mens rea requirement, or duplicative of existing criminal law. Active tracking of white collar-related government legislation and activity forms a cornerstone of our mission: To develop timely and effective responses to relevant legislation, both through our own membership and through coalition-building.
The below pages detail white collar-related criminal legislation of particular concern from current and past sessions of Congress divided by issue area.
Business & Corporate Law
Federal Criminal Code Reform
Fraud and Financial Services Law
Public Corruption Law
Protecting the Attorney-Client PrivilegeTechnology
Pictured: NACDL Member John Cline discussing federal criminal legislation at a December 7, 2009, NACDL Capitol Hill education event titled "Legislating Chaos: Has Congress Made Playing Hooky a Federal Crime?"