White Collar News

One thing is clear about the practice we call white collar criminal defense – it is constantly changing and evolving! The issues are increasingly complex and the press coverage more intense than ever before. This page is a vehicle to keep you informed of breaking news, cutting edge developments, and recent scholarship. - White Collar News Archive 

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"The Pressing Need for Mens Rea Reform," by John Malcolm, The Heritage Foundation, September 1, 2015.

"McDonnell can remain free while Supreme Court decides on review," by Robert Barnes and Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, August 31, 2015.

"Feds: McDonnell does not deserve continued freedom," by Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, August 26, 2015.

"Maureen McDonnell to appeals court: You can clear me and not my husband," by Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, August 20, 2015.

"How Wall Street’s Bankers Stayed Out of Jail," by William D. Cohan, The Atlantic Magazine, September 2015 Issue.

"McDonnell asks to stay out of prison as he takes legal battle to Supreme Court," by Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, August 13, 2015.

"Feds Charge 32 With Hacking Press Info for Insider Trading," by Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel, August 12, 2015.

"Federal appeals court turns down McDonnell, again," by Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, August 11, 2015.

"Ex-Justice Dept. Officials Argue Against Federal Prosecutors in Supreme Court Brief," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, August 3, 2015.

"What accounts for decline in federal white-collar prosecutions (and should we care)?," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, July 30, 2015.

"U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Insider Trading Ruling," by Alexandra Stevenson and Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, July 30, 2015.

"Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, July 30, 2015.

"McDonnell asks entire appeals court to reverse ruling that upholds conviction," by Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, July 24, 2015.

"Secrecy of Feds' Prosecution Playbook Challenged in D.C. Circuit," by Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella, National Law Journal, July 23, 2015.

"U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime," by Solomon Wisenberg, White Collar Crime Prof Blog, July 22, 2015.

"Court Overturns Some of Rod Blagojevich’s Convictions," by Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith, New York Times , July 21, 2015.

"Fourth Circuit Rejects 'Advice of Counsel' Defense," by Michael W. Peregrine and T. Reed Stephens, Corporate Counsel, July 20, 2015.

"A Tiny Bank’s Surreal Trip Through a Fraud Prosecution," by Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times, July 17, 2015.

"Get Rid of Deferred Prosecution Agreements," Corporate Crime Reporter, July 16, 2015.

"New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime," by Lucian E. Dervan, White Collar Crime Prof Blog, July 14, 2015.

"Ex-Va. governor McDonnell loses appeal of corruption convictions," by Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, July 10, 2015.

"Can the government use the “fugitive disentitlement” doctrine to prevent residents of foreign countries from contesting the seizure of their property?," by Ilya Somin, Washington Post, July 9, 2015.

"The SEC’s curious view of the Constitution and privacy rights," by Lou Mejia, The Hill, July 8, 2015.

"Asset Forfeiture and the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel of Choice: Should Crime Pay?," by Mahira Khan, Criminal Law Practitioner, July 6, 2015.

"Supreme Court Won't Hear Two Public Corruption Cases," by Zoe Tillman, The National Law Journal, June 29, 2015.

"Crackdown on Offshore Tax Evasion Not Slowing Down," by Robert J. Alter, Corporate Counsel, June 29, 2015.

"Op-Ed: The Dubious Charms of Criminal Conspiracy," by Steven R. Morrison, The National Law Journal, June 15, 2015.

"The Thin Gruel of the Hastert Prosecution," by Scott Horton, Politico, May 29, 2015.

"The Conspiracy Conspiracy," by Matt Kaiser, Above the Law, May 14, 2015.

"Court: Border Search of Businessman's Laptop 'Unreasonable'," by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press, May 8, 2015.

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