Skadden Discusses DOJ’s White Collar Crime Enforcement Priorities

Remarks made by U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials at the March 2022 American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) National Institute on White Collar Crime (the White Collar Conference) reflect the DOJ’s prioritizing white collar criminal enforcement under the Biden administration.1

On March 3, 2022, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the head of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, announced at the conference the DOJ’s areas of focus for 2022. Unsurprisingly, those themes were topics covered throughout the conference and included: (i) additional resources for investigating and prosecuting corporate crime (including cybercrime and crypto crime, as listed below); … Read more