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Category: Criminal Defense

Taking Statements During Internal Investigations: Garrity and the Fifth Amendment May Prevent Use in Subsequent Legal Proceedings

On October 22, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Osazenoriuwa Ebose and Laurel Gift. In the wake of a recent trial decision in U.S. v. Connolly,[i] companies should consider taking extra precautions when conducting employee interviews during an internal investigation. Such safeguards may be especially important when governmental investigations could be perceived to have an influence over the internal investigations of a private […]

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How Businesses Can Deal With Cryptocurrency Risks

On October 9, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Danielle Bruno and Laurel Gift published a client alert, “How Businesses Can Deal With Cryptocurrency Risks.” The article assesses how businesses can safely utilize blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, while avoiding potential cyberattacks, criminal activity, regulatory violations and financial losses. “Businesses need to effectively evaluate and manage the risks associated with […]

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Federal Court Finds ICOs May Be Securities for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution

On September 28, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Danielle Bruno and Laurel Gift. For the first time, a federal court has determined that initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) may be considered investment contracts for the purposes of a criminal securities fraud prosecution by the Department of Justice. The case, United States v. Zaslavskiy[1], represents a potentially groundbreaking decision about the jurisdiction of […]

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Philadelphia U.S. Attorney Pledges to Prosecute Trade Secret Theft

On September 25, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Laurel Gift In response to two guilty pleas in two weeks relating to an intricate conspiracy to steal biomedical research, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain pledged his support for prosecution of trade secret theft and economic espionage.  Such prosecutions are viewed by McSwain as […]

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