Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Daniel Levin Discusses DOJ’s New White Collar Strategy
Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Daniel Levin was quoted in an article titled “Ex-Allianz Manager’s Legal Fight Tests DOJ White-Collar Strategy,” published by Bloomberg Law.
The article touched on an ongoing white collar fraud case involving claims of alleged collusion between prosecutors and the executive’s former lawyers. At the core of the claim is a recent policy change by the Department of Justice, which looks to increase incentives for companies to immediately self-disclose internal misconduct and cooperate with the government.
A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Levin discussed the “minefield” situation that can occur when the company’s lawyers are also representing individuals who become targets in the government’s investigation. Mr. Levin explained that the Department of Justice faces the risk that a prosecution could be derailed over conflicts of interest, but at the same time prosecutors cannot be too heavy handed in representation issues.
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