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Q&A With Crowell's Phil Inglima
April 19, 2013 — Law360
Phil Inglima, partner in the firm's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and resident of the Washington, D.C. office, tells Law360 why he is concerned about the shrinking pardon power of the president, and about how his mentor helped him become the lawyer he is today in Law360's "Practice Leader Q&A."
Q&A With Crowell's Tom Hanusik
April 12, 2013 — Law360
Chair of the firm's White Collar & Regulatory Group and Washington, D.C.-based partner, Tom Hanusik is profiled in Law360's "Practice Leader Q&A" series. In the article, he describes the most challenging case he's worked on and why the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act needs to be better clarified.
FCA Whistleblowers Forced To Go It Alone As DOJ Drags Feet
April 12, 2013 — Law360
Andy Liu, a partner in the White Collar Group and co-chair of the firm's False Claims Act practice, discusses how there is an increase in the number of whistleblowing from competitors filing whistleblower suits with the DOJ, rather than traditional corporate insiders acting as the whistleblowers.
Q&A With Crowell & Moring’s Deirdre Johnson
April 4, 2013 — Law360
Washington, D.C.-based Insurance/Reinsurance partner, Deirdre Johnson tells Law360 about some of the most important insurance and reinsurance cases and a few of the lessons she's learned throughout her legal career in Law360's "Practice Leader Q&A" series.
Corruption Risks Remain High in Defense Sector
February 12, 2013 — Compliance Week
New York-based White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group partner, Kelly T. Currie, discusses a report released by Transparency International (TI) that examines global corruption risks in the defense sector. According to Currie, "To reduce corruption risks, a company must engage in the same level of due diligence as it would with the prime contractor…Who are the individuals carrying out the offset contract? Who are the beneficiaries? Where is the money really going?"
Why White is the Right Choice to Head the SEC
February 12, 2013 — Compliance Week
Commenting on the appointment of Mary Jo White as the next Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Washington, D.C.-based partner, and member of the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group, Thomas Hanusik highlights White's "'incredible intellect and unparalleled gravitas,'" and agrees that her "'integrity is beyond question.'"
Corruption Risks Increasing in China, Russia, and Mexico
December 18, 2012 — Compliance Week
New York-based White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group partner, Kelly T. Currie, discusses how corruption risks are increasing for companies that do business in places like China, Russia, and Mexico. Currie discusses how these companies will need to align their anti-corruption compliance efforts with the global enforcement environment.
White Collar MVP: Crowell & Moring's Janet Levine
December 12, 2012 — Law360
Los Angeles-based partner and chair of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practice, Janet Levine has been named as a Law360 White Collar MVP for 2012. She is featured for successfully fending off the first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution of a corporation to go to a jury, and successfully defending a CFO in a corruption case that ended in the conviction of the company and its CEO, among other highlights.
5 Tips For Coaching Clients To A Successful Saudi Debut
October 9, 2012 — Law360
Crowell & Moring's Middle East & North Africa (MENA) practice was featured in Law360 as a result of the October 3, 2012 event in the firm's New York office titled, "Doing Business in the Gulf: An Economic and Regulatory Overview." The article focuses on best practices for companies and private investors interested in doing business in Saudi Arabia.
From Watergate to Today, How FCPA Became So Feared
October 1, 2012 — Wall Street Journal
Thomas A. Hanusik, Washington, D.C.-based partner in Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group discusses The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and how it has become an increasing global concern for major corporations.
Top Female Trial Attorney: Crowell & Moring's Janet Levine
May 14, 2012 — Law360
Los Angeles-based chair of Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, Janet Levine, is one of only 15 attorneys featured in Law360's "Top Female Trial Attorneys" ranking.
According to the article, "Levine has emerged as an industry powerhouse, conquering what once was much more of a boys' club. She chairs Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, and formerly chaired the American Bar Association's white-collar committee. She now heads up the ABA's entire criminal justice section."
Levine is also a team player as noted by fellow Crowell & Moring white collar partner Jeffrey H. Rutherford who was also quoted in the article, "The long hours spent preparing, the time that she gives to me and other people to brainstorm and think through cases, the strategizing that goes on just among lawyers," said Rutherford, who was recruited to Lightfoot Vandevelde by Levine. "It's the stuff that not a lot of other people get to see, where she really excels."
DOJ’s New Criminal E-Discovery Protocol Places Cooperation Above Motion Filings
March 10, 2012 — Digital E-Discovery and E-Evidence Bloomberg BNA
Crowell & Moring counsel Justin P. Murphy, a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and E-Discovery & Information Management practice, is quoted regarding his assessment of the new recommendations on electronically stored information (ESI) discovery production in federal criminal cases.
S.E.C. Reaches Settlement in Bear Stearns Fraud Case
February 9, 2012 — The New York Times - DealBook
New York-based White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group partner Daniel L. Zelenko speaks to The New York Times "DealBook" about the Securities and Exchange Commission's settlement with two former Bear Sterns hedge fund managers that will avert a second trial over accusations that they had misled investors as the mortgage market was crumbling.
According to Zelenko, "The government clearly had the power to do this, but the more salient question is whether this was the best use of their resources. More than two years after a jury has already acquitted on substantially the same set of facts, it's not clear that it was."
White Collar Group Of The Year: Crowell & Moring
January 19, 2012 — White Collar Law360
Los Angeles-based White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group chair Janet Levine speaks to Law360 about the strength of Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Group and its recent successes.
According to Levine, "I think what we do in white collar is so integral to what the firm does generally that building the firm requires an integrated white collar and regulatory group." She added that the firm has strong focuses in the areas of government contracts, antitrust, health care and environmental law. "You can't have those practices without having people in the firm who are experienced and focused on the potential white collar and criminal aspects. I think the firm recognizes how integral we are to what we are all focused on."
Litigators of the Week: Jan Handzlik of Venable and Janet Levine of Crowell & Moring
December 1, 2011 — AmLaw Litigation Daily
Los Angeles-based chair of Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, Janet Levine, is featured in the American Lawyer Litigation Daily‘s “Litigators of the Week” for her success in vindicating Lindsey Manufacturing Chief Financial Officer by vacating previous convictions and winning complete dismissal of the indictment based on prosecutorial misconduct. The case had been the first-ever trial against a corporate defendant charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
According to the article, Levine said “that her client and colleagues were thrilled that the judge had been willing to consider the government's actions over the entire course of the prosecution and ultimately ‘vindicate justice.’”
DOJ Went 'Badly Awry' In Lindsey FCPA Case: Judge
December 1, 2011 — White Collar Law360
Los Angeles-based chair of Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, Janet Levine, is featured in Law360 for her role in successfully defending Lindsey Manufacturing Co. Chief Financial Officer Steve Lee against Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) allegations.
Face Time, Surveys Boost Client Service At 17 Firms: GCs
November 30, 2011 — Legal Industry Law360
Crowell & Moring is listed among 17 firms that received praise from corporate counsel for improving their client focus in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2012 report by the BTI Consulting Group Inc.
According to the article, “While many firms have been increasing their emphasis on client service to remain competitive, a few made strong pushes toward more in-person meetings, satisfaction surveys and follow-up calls this year, earning them the designation of most improved in a new survey of corporate counsel.”