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White Collar Defense & Investigations California Targets Financial Services Industry With New Enforcement Agency

California Targets Financial Services Industry With New Enforcement Agency by Vince Farhat and Remi Salter After months of back and forth, Governor Gavin Newsom’s state version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, often referred to as California’s “mini-CFPB,” is finally a reality. In late August, the California Legislature passed AB 1864, which creates the […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations COVID-19 Economic Relief Programs Will Spur Wave of Future Government Investigations and Law Enforcement Actions

With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the federal government created significant incentives for companies to apply for economic stimulus funding and grants to alleviate the devastating economic impacts from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. With upwards to $2 trillion in government aid expected to be disbursed, federal and […]