May 8, 2020
Partner Jaimie Nawaday
was quoted in the New York Law Journal
article, “Lawyers See Coming Surge in White Collar Criminal, Civil Cases Stemming from Pandemic.” The article discusses the anticipated increase in COVID-19-related financial fraud cases, and the pandemic’s broader impact on white collar criminal and civil investigations and trials.
“I think all COVID-related financial fraud is a top priority right now,” said Jaimie, chair of Kelley Drye’s White Collar, Investigations and Compliance
practice. She added that actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) are particularly likely given companies’ rush to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) from potentially unknown sources.
Still, the pandemic will likely delay state and federal investigations as well as court proceedings into next year as authorities face difficulties conducting in-person interviews, impaneling grand juries, and indicting criminaldefendants. “I don’t think we’re going to see normal trial activity until Spring 2021,” she said.
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