We’re on vacation starting tomorrow, and that means we’ve been extra-busy trying to get as much work done as possible beforehand. So we’re not taking the time to post anything particularly thoughtful today. Maybe while we’re on vacation, but not today.
Still, we were pleased to see we were quoted in Crain’s this morning. Essentially, we were asked to comment on a recent USA Today article claiming that white-collar prosecutions plummeted even as the economic crisis worsened. First of all, USA Today’s stats exaggerate things. As the actual statistics (shown below) show, the drop wasn’t that big. And it’s easily explained by the shift in the FBI’s focus after 9/11. And once the political pendulum started to swing back to financial crimes in 2007, more investigations got started, and we’re now beginning to see plenty more white-collar cases.
We weren’t quoted as accurately as we’d have liked, and they said we used to be a federal prosecutor when we were really a state prosecutor, but they did spell our name and firm correctly, so we’re not complaining.
Anyway, it occurred to us that we’ve been getting some good press lately. And that gave us a great idea for a post. Instead of writing anything of substance, we’d just post some links to the various articles, and call it a day. So here’s some shameless self-promotion:
How Dirty Are Hedge Funds? (Forbes, Oct. 20)
Galleon SEC, FBI Informant Roomy Khan Worked at Intel (Bloomberg, Oct. 22)
Galleon Wiretap Defense Not ‘Hopeless,’ Experts Say (Bloomberg, Oct. 28)
Bear Stearns Defense Holds Lessons For Execs (Forbes, Nov. 17)
After Lull, Financial-Crime Prosecutions Seen Set to Rise (Crain’s, Dec. 22)
And for those who need some useful CLE credits, here are the lectures we gave this year (CLE credit good for most states):
Hope for Hopeless Cases I: Defending an Internet Pornography Case