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Four Securities Enforcement and White Collar Issues to Watch in a Post-Pandemic Environment

Firm Thought Leadership
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing unprecedented disruptions across America’s social and economic life, many companies are rightly focused on the health of their employees and business continuity plans. As the situation stabilizes, however, we expect to see an uptick in federal enforcement and other regulatory activity. This is true for at least two related reasons. First, as with prior economic downturns, there may be significant political sentiment to target the perceived “winners” or “haves” as the situation stabilizes. Second, as with the 2008-2009 recession, the aftermath of the current situation is likely to expose conduct that appears questionable, particularly when viewed in hindsight by a prosecutor or a regulator. In this piece, we outline four areas to watch in the coming weeks and months in the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) enforcement arena. Please click the title below to read the full guidance.

Four Securities Enforcement and White Collar Issues to Watch in a Post-Pandemic Environment

 

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