COVID, Corruption and Climate Justice Are Likely DOJ Priorities
Litigation Partner Eddie Jauregui published an article in the Daily Journal previewing the U.S. Department of Justice's prosecutorial priorities under Attorney General Merrick Garland. Although Garland has stated that his first priorities are responding to threats of violent extremism and ensuring racial equality, businesses and the legal community are eager to learn about other areas of focus, especially in the white collar space. Mr. Jauregui says one such area will be rooting out COVID-19 relief fraud, with Garland expected to bolster existing efforts with additional resources and coordination. His article also discusses public corruption and civil rights prosecutions, environmental justice, and money laundering and financial institution fraud.
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