Staying in or going out when the government comes a-knockin’

Revisiting the lessons learned from the United States of America v. Lauren Stevens case

More than one way...

They say there is more than one way to skin a cat, and regulators and law enforcement officials certainly know this. For example, of all the crimes Al Capone ever allegedly committed, his only big conviction was for tax evasion. However, that was enough to send him to prison for a significant period of time. Along those lines, remember the adage “the cover-up is worse than the crime”? Many have been investigated or convicted for obstruction of justice or impeding an investigation even when there is no conviction on the underlying allegation. As discussed in our previous article, regulators and prosecutors are targeting in-house counsel when they believe the entity or in-house counsel is covering something up.

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Colleen M. Murphy

Colleen M. Murphy is a partner in the law firm of Goldberg Segalla. She has nearly 20 years of experience counseling and defending clients that include...

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Aaron J. Aisen

Aaron J. Aisen is an associate at Goldberg Segalla where he focuses on financial regulatory issues and litigation.  Prior to joining Goldberg Segalla, he was...

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