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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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The DOJ’s New Officially Unofficial Policy May Enable Federally Regulated Business To Avoid Criminal Charges

On September 4, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Laurel Gift and Danielle Morrison. Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, fully cooperating with Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigations, and demonstrating timely and appropriate remediation […]

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It’s a Slam Dunk: Take Steps Now to Avoid Tough Lessons Learned by Several NCAA Basketball Programs

On September 4, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Laurel Gift and Benjamin Wanger. The recent indictment of at least 10 individuals associated with college basketball should alert every university, and many businesses, to the importance of operating strong ethics and compliance programs and conducting internal investigations at the first sign of trouble. On September 26, 2017, federal prosecutors in New […]

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How the Federal Grand Jury Process Works

On September 4, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Laurel Gift. The formation of a grand jury by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III as part of the Russia investigation has drawn attention to a process that is usually conducted out of the spotlight. Federal grand juries are a standard but often secluded part of the government’s investigation and […]

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