2008 News of Interest

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 contains breaking news, cutting edge developments, and scholarship from 2008.

NACDL Update, United States Attorneys' Offices Criminal Matter Intakes: What, if Anything, Do These Numbers Really Mean, 2008.

"A White Collar Defender's Take on What can be Learned from the KPMG Verdicts," The National Law Journal, December 15, 2008.

"White Collar Offenders Face 'Prosecutorial Hurricane,'" Financial Post, December 15, 2008.

"The Financial Crisis," The National Law Journal, December 1, 2008.

NACDL Update, The United Kingdom's Bribery and Corruption Laws are Poised for a Major Overhaul during the First Half of the New Year, November 25, 2008.

"Scales of Justice: The Right to Counsel vs. the Need to Bar Tainted Legal Fees," The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2008.

"'Ionia Mgmt.': Challenge to Corporate Criminal Liability," The New York Law Journal, November 19, 2008

Kaye Scholer LLP, The Credit Crisis, The Law Enforcement Response, and Special Considerations in Internal Investigations of Subprime Debt Portfolios and Credit Default Swaps, October, 2008. 

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Reforming Corporate Criminal Liability to Promote Responsible Corporate Behavior, October, 2008. 

Press Release, KPMG, Survey Finds Most Global U.S. Companies Face Challenges with their Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption Programs and Activities, November 3, 2008.

"'Kozlowski': Using Internal Probes Against Employees," The New York Law Journal, October 28, 2008.

"The SEC Directs Staff Not to Ask Parties to Waive Attorney-Client or Work Product Privileges," The National Law Journal, October 14, 2008.

NACDL Update, SEC Releases its Internal Enforcement Division Manual, October 6, 2008.

Press Release, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, "SEC Expands Sweeping Investigation of Market Manipulation," September 18, 2008.

"Making It a Federal Case: An Inside View of the Pressures to Federalize Crime," The Heritage Foundation, August 29, 2008.

Wendy Gerwick Couture, White Collar Crime’s Gray Area: The Anomaly of Criminalizing Conduct Not Civilly Actionable, August 2008.  

"Senate Approves Bill to Fight Cyber-Crime," The Washington Post, July 31, 2008.

"'McNulty Memo' Triggers an Ultimatum," The National Law Journal, July 7, 2008.

"Backers Expect Attorney-Client Privilege Bill to Pass," The New York Times, June 25, 2008.

NACDL Press Release, Should Shareholders be Punished for Employees' Actions?, June 6, 2008.

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