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What Law Enforcement Branch Is Investigating You?

If you are the subject of a criminal investigation, you may assume the local police are running the show. However, if you are suspected of committing a federal crime, you can be sure a federal law enforcement agency is taking...more

Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties And Letters Rogatory: A Guide For Judges

The investigation of transnational criminal conduct often involves gathering evidence located in foreign countries. However, national sovereignty, international treaties, and international law preclude U.S. law enforcement...more

Orange County Business Journal: What to do if regulators come knocking?

What should you do if regulators knock on the door to your healthcare facility to execute a search warrant or administrative warrant? Healthcare executives need to understand that law enforcement is increasingly relying on...more

The Milwaukee Police Department Use-Of-Force Numbers More Than Double From Last Year

As noted on our website here, the City of Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) has a history of misreporting incidents on violent crime, previously classifying beatings and stabbings as “minor assaults.” Now, as the Milwaukee...more

White Collar Litigation Update -- Supreme Court Permits Prosecution’s Comments Regarding Suspect’s Silence Where Suspect Did Not...

During government investigations, counsel regularly advise their clients that if a law enforcement agent unexpectedly shows up at their home or office, the client should decline to be interviewed and instead direct the agent...more

SIGTARP's Pursuit of TARP-Related Misconduct – No End in Sight

On July 24, 2013, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”) filed its latest Quarterly Report to Congress (the “July Report”). The July Report summarizes SIGTARP’s recent...more

Silence Isn't Always Golden in Government Investigations: Bracing for The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Salinas v...

On June 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion with important implications for anybody who wishes to remain silent when interviewed in connection with a criminal investigation whether they know it...more

SKS Files Complaint With Milwaukee Fire And Police Commission For Death Of Derek Williams

Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody in June 2011. Initially, the MPD determined that the police officers involved did nothing wrong. After the video was released showing Mr. Williams in the back...more

Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement? [Video]

Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (, discusses whether you should talk to federal law enforcement. If you are involved in a federal criminal...more

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