Columbia Law School Webinar: French language discussion of US/France relations on criminal enforcement

On January 27, 2021, I joined noted French writer Antoine Garapon in a one-hour “webinar” covering current developments and trends in cross-border cooperation between France and the United States on criminal matters. The discussion was basically optimistic: unlike outcomes in 2014 involving the bank BNPParibas and French industrial icon Alstom — which resulted in FrenchContinue reading “Columbia Law School Webinar: French language discussion of US/France relations on criminal enforcement”

Columbia Law School colloquy on transnational law enforcement – video

On November 12, 2020, I moderated a (virtual) discussion about current developments in cross-border law enforcement that I think was lively and interesting. You will see a video recording of it (a bit under one hour) here. https://echo360.org/media/de0e168a-ec73-421d-9cb6-a1e38016c821/public The two principal participants were Zainab Ahmad, now a partner at Gibson Dunn and for many yearsContinue reading “Columbia Law School colloquy on transnational law enforcement – video”

Friend of the Court Brief in United States v. Hoskins

On October 20, 2020, I filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit a brief as amicus curiae (friend of the court), on behalf of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, in an unusual appeal of a criminal case being heard by that court. A copy of the my briefContinue reading “Friend of the Court Brief in United States v. Hoskins”

United States v. Michael Flynn – running commentary

Michael Flynn is a former U. S. General who briefly served as President Trump’s national security adviser. He almost immediately resigned from that post, and at the time it was explained that he had lied to the Vice President about meetings he had had with representatives of the Russian government. It later developed that beforeContinue reading “United States v. Michael Flynn – running commentary”

Video of Conversation with Christine Okhrent about the U.S. Elections (French)

Although it is far afield from the world of cross-border criminal investigations, you might be interested in the tape of a “conversation” I had in September with well-known Parisian journalist Christine Okhrent about the forthcoming elections in the United States, and the possibility of legal interventions. The event was hosted by the French American FoundationContinue reading “Video of Conversation with Christine Okhrent about the U.S. Elections (French)”

Overview of Internal Investigations Published in the Netherlands

In September 2020, the Dutch criminal justice review Tijdschrift voor Sanctierecht Onderneming published my article Internal Investigations – an Overview, which is available for download in the Publications section of this site. (It is the only article in English that appears in that edition of the publication.) The article is neither academic nor strictly practical,Continue reading “Overview of Internal Investigations Published in the Netherlands”

France Modernizes Its Criminal Procedures

In a post on the Global Anticorruption Blog curated at Harvard Law School, which you will find in PDF format in the Publications page, and you can see online here, I describe a subtle but very important shift in France’s efforts to address corporate crime: Whereas traditionally complex economic and financial crimes involving international corporationsContinue reading “France Modernizes Its Criminal Procedures”

Internal Investigations and the Specter of State Action

The Spring edition of the Litigation Journal published by the American Bar Association includes my article “Internal Investigations and the Specter of State Action.”  You will find a PDF copy in the Publications section of this site. The article was inspired by the May 2019 opinion of Chief Judge Coleen McMahon of the United StatesContinue reading “Internal Investigations and the Specter of State Action”

Comment on US v. Hoskins, and the difficulty of addressing “jurisdictional” issues in criminal cases

On April 10, the excellent Compliance & Enforcement blog edited by the NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement published my comment called “What the Hoskins Rule 29 Acquittal Reveals About Contesting ‘Jurisdictional’ Issues in American Criminal Justice.” You will find a PDF in the Publications page of this site, and a link to itContinue reading “Comment on US v. Hoskins, and the difficulty of addressing “jurisdictional” issues in criminal cases”