White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Counseling

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Washington, DC

T: (202) 661-7039
F: (202) 661-7059

New York, NY

T: (212) 880-3583
F: (212) 880-3998
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Washington, DC

T: (202) 661-7020
F: (202) 661-7059
Joseph I. Goldstein attorney profile image

Washington, DC

C: (202) 480-6811
T: (202) 661-7013
F: (202) 661-7059
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Washington, DC

C: (202) 480-7326
T: (202) 661-7015
F: (202) 661-7059
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Washington, DC

C: (202) 680-4902
T: (202) 661-7033
F: (202) 661-7059
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Washington, DC

C: (202) 680-4941
T: (202) 661-7010
F: (202) 661-7059

New York, NY

T: (212) 880-3624
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New York, NY

C: (203) 984-8256
T: (212) 880-3580
F: (212) 880-3998
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New York, NY

C: (917) 538-9223
T: (212) 880-3990
F: (212) 880-3998
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Washington, DC

C: (202) 680-4181
T: (202) 661-7022
F: (202) 661-7059
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Richmond, VA

C: (804) 350-1748
T: (804) 762-5335
F: (804) 762-5358
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New York, NY

C: (646) 522-2340
T: (212) 880-3992
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Looking Forward

In 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) heightened its focus on some lesser known statutes when targeting alleged criminal conduct. We expect the trend to continue. This trend began with the DOJ’s use of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (“FIRREA”), and in particular its onerous ten year statute of limitations provision. DOJ has dusted off the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (“FARA”), which requires any person acting as an agent of a foreign principal in certain covered activities to register as an agent, unless covered by an exemption. In 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), creating a federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets. In 2019, DOJ used the statute to prosecute the alleged theft of self-driving automobile technology. Expect to see further investigations and prosecutions involving creative deployment of underutilized statutes which may assist the federal government in pursuing specific initiatives or responding to political winds.