Analysis

3 White Collar Enforcement Laws Garland Could Wield As AG

By Reenat Sinay (January 6, 2021, 3:22 PM EST) -- As the U.S. Department of Justice prepares to shift focus under reported attorney general nominee Merrick Garland, many lawyers expect an uptick in anti-money laundering, foreign corruption and insider trading enforcement aided by new laws within the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act and a pending statute poised for renewed attention.

Here's a look at three pieces of legislation that Garland and U.S. attorneys' offices nationwide could have at their disposal in 2021.

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020

One of the NDAA's most important white collar provisions is the Anti-Money Laundering Act, which offers prosecutors multiple new tools to help...

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