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Trump Announces Eighth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations, Shifts Focus to Larger Districts and “Blue” States

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On November 1, 2017, President Donald Trump made his eighth group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This group of seven nominees brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations to...more

Trump Announces Seventh Wave of United States Attorney Nominations That Includes Two Women, Sees Twelve Previous Nominees...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On September 22, 2017, President Donald Trump made his seventh group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This group of four nominees brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations...more

Trump Announces Sixth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations, Faces Questions About Lack of Women Nominees

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On September 8, 2017, President Donald Trump made his sixth group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This group – the largest yet, with nine nominees – brings the current number of Trump’s United States...more

Trump Announces Fifth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations, Gets First Senate Confirmations

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On August 3, 2017, President Donald Trump made his fifth group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations to thirty-three, a little over...more

Trump’s Fourth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations Like “Greatest Hits” Compilation of Previous Nominations

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On July 21, 2017, President Donald Trump made his fourth group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations to twenty-nine...more

Trump Shifts To Large Law Firm Experience in Third Wave of United States Attorney Nominations

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On July 14, 2017, President Donald Trump made his third group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations to twenty-three...more

SEC and U.S. Attorney’s Office Bring Action Against Promoter of Bitcoin Store, Inc.

by Perkins Coie on

On June 30, 2017, the SEC and the U.S. Attorney brought parallel civil and criminal fraud charges against Renwick Haddow, the owner of an unregistered broker-dealer entity named InCrowd Equity Inc., and two corporate entities...more

Trump Continues Focus on State Prosecutorial Experience in United States Attorney Nominations

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump made his second group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. With the eight lawyers he nominated earlier in June, this group brings the current number of Trump’s United...more

Immigration Scams are on the Rise

With immigration scams on the rise, Chicago Tribune reporter Nereoda Moreno delves into the decades of scams that ride on immigrant’s fears, often cost tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, and result in permanent...more

Federal and State Antitrust Enforcement Takeaways From the 2017 ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

by Perkins Coie on

The American Bar Association’s 65th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting held at the end of March included a number of sessions with representatives from federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies. In this first of a three-part...more

DEA awards Schedule II classification to synthetic THC drug

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On March 23, 2017, the DEA announced it has scheduled the newly approved synthetic THC-containing drug, Syndros, as a Class II substance. This announcement comes as a surprise to some for a number of reasons, including that...more

AG's latest remarks signal no outright campaign against cannabis yet

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On March 2, 2017, it seemed as if the U.S. Department of Justice was aiming to crack down on the U.S. cannabis industry in a way not seen since before the previous administration. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White...more

Southern District Of New York Finds That Government Leaks Do Not Warrant Dismissal Of Insider Trading Charges Against Billy...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On March 1, 2017, Judge P. Kevin Castel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied professional gambler William “Billy” Walters’ motion to dismiss his indictment on charges of insider...more

Caldwell’s Comments Draw Criticism, Apology—But Might Her Advice Be Timely?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

It is no secret that top Department of Justice officials in Washington may occasionally be at odds with local prosecutors over charging or investigatory decisions made in U.S. Attorney offices around the country. Indeed, DOJ...more

The Yates Memo’s Illusory “Extraordinary Circumstances” Exception

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

Many of us in the white collar defense bar have written and spoken about the changes wrought by the Yates Memo, but one issue not receiving much attention is the “extraordinary circumstances” exception to the Yates Memo’s...more

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