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Considerations for a Biden Administration - White Collar & Corporate Investigations


We are ready to help our clients navigate the potential legal and regulatory changes that could arise under a Biden Administration, as affected by the final outcome of the U.S. Senate races – including White Collar & Corporate Investigations.

Some considerations under a Biden Administration include:

  • Renewed focus on corporate criminal enforcement – e.g., financial crimes, environmental crimes, health care fraud, and international corruption. This shift in focus would likely draw resources back from the focus on certain immigration enforcement matters.
  • Expect a continued rise in opioid-focused matters, including against distributors, manufacturers and prescribers, to remain a bipartisan issue. DOJ has secured recent high-profile criminal and civil resolutions in this industry that will likely serve as a blueprint for additional investigations and prosecutions.
  • With trillions injected into the U.S. economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect to see an increase in federal criminal investigations and congressional oversight focused on how funds were used and whether any false representations were made in the application process.

Baker Botts is working with clients to prepare for, and help inform, these initiatives. Learn more on how a Biden Administration will likely affect Antitrust & Competition, Energy, Environmental, Safety and Incident Response, FERC, Intellectual Property, SEC Enforcement and Securities Litigation, Trade, and Tax:

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