White collar defense attorneys are regularly confronted by new clients who seek representation where the client has told some version of his or her story to law enforcement agents before ever meeting with counsel. While Miranda warnings, aimed at providing prophylactic cautions to individuals, are ubiquitously disseminated throughout our society, in practice people generally relay an entire story to law enforcement officials without preparation, without prior consultation with counsel, and without being accompanied by a lawyer to protect their interests. Of course, where an individual is not subject to custodial interrogation, there is no obligation for law enforcement agents even to provide Miranda warnings.
Another great showing by Murphy & McGonigle is on the books! We were able to give the equivalent of more than 25,000 lbs. worth of food.
Regulators and industry groups continue their efforts to understand blockchain technology and its implications for the securities, futures and related financial sectors. Importantly, regulators and industry groups have not yet advocated for or against any particular type of blockchain technology. Rather, efforts have largely centered on defining what, in the view of those regulators and industry groups, blockchain technology is, how it may be used in the financial services industry, and what the regulatory implications are for its use.
Steve Crimmins comments in Law360 article. - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges Monday against a whopping 27 respondents for disguising promotions as independent research in a move experts said is calculated to send a message the market can't ignore and could be a sign of more cases to come.
Steve Crimmins to serve on Columbia Law School Conference panel addressing Insider Trading & Enforcement.