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Fort Worth Regional Office of SEC Previews 2018 Priorities

On January 11, 2018, the Fort Worth, Texas, Regional Office (“FWRO”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) held a first-of-its-kind call to increase transparency by discussing the 2017 regional examination...more

1/18/2018  /  Investment Adviser , NEP , OCIE , SEC

Fifth Circuit Reluctantly Holds that Government May Collect Both Restitution and Forfeiture When it is Victim

When recovering the loss amount due to commission of a crime, the criminal justice system has two main tools: forfeiture and restitution. Forfeiture gives the government the authority to seize a defendant’s assets that were...more

Fifth Circuit Creates Confession Carve Out for Corporate Criminal Defendants

A fundamental pillar of criminal law has long been a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to confront their accuser. Part and parcel to a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right is the “Bruton doctrine,” which precludes out-of-court...more

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