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White Collar Crime Research: Overviews

Created for students in the Topics in White Collar Crime course.

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Overviews: Reports & Articles

Tip: Overviews like U.S. Department of Justice Fraud Section's Year in Review (2022), Practical Law's Trends in Federal White Collar Prosecutions, & American Criminal Law Review's most recent Annual Survey of White Collar Crime discuss recent developments/initiatives + identify key primary sources of law. 

American Criminal Law Review publishes an $ Annual Survey of White Collar Crime (arranged by topic).  Click here to view the table of contents to the most recent Annual Survey.  (Access through a web browser that communicates with the BLS proxy server.) 

$ Bloomberg Law > type: white collar in home screen search box to access White Collar & Criminal Law litigation intelligence center.  If a current BLS law student, faculty member or administrator does not have a Bloomberg Law account, click here & register with your BLS email.  (You do not need an activation code, but you do need to wait for a reply email from Bloomberg Law before you can activate your new account.)

  1. Includes Litigation Practice Portfolio 651: White Collar Criminal Investigations
  2. Links to pages of sources on Anti-Money Laundering, Corporate Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Securities Enforcement & Litigation.

Gibson Dunn,

  1. 2022 Year-End FCPA Update (updated regularly) + accompanying webcast (Mar. 28, 2023)
  2.  2022 Year-End Securities Enforcement Update (updated regularly)
  3. SEC Approves New Insider Trading Rules (Dec. 16, 2022)

U.S.Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section  Provides the Fraud Section's Year in Review (2022), which highlights key initiatives (including trials) & statistics.  Links to pages discussing:

  1. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  2. Health Care Fraud
  3. Market Integrity and Major Frauds

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, White Collar Crime  Supports keyword searches, such as: affinity fraud.  Links to pages discussing investigations of:

  1. Asset Forfeiture
  2. Financial Institution/Mortgage Fraud
  3. Health Care Fraud
  4. Identity Theft
  5. Intellectual Property Theft/Piracy

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement  Provides the Division of Enforcement's Annual Report (2020), which highlights key initiatives, settled matters & litigation + Latest Enforcement News + SEC Enforcement Actions: FCPA Cases (listed by calendar year, including 2023 enforcement actions)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Whistleblower  Provides 2022 Annual Report + Latest News provides press releases/statements, for example: Aug. 26, 2022 press release: SEC Amends Whistleblower Rules to Incentivize Whistleblower Tips (includes link to text of rule changes)

$ Thomson Reuters Practical Law > practice note: Trends in Federal White Collar Prosecutions

$ Thomson Reuters Practical Law > provides 100+ practice notes on topic: White Collar Crime & Investigations

  1. Either scan the titles of available practice notes or search by keyword(s). 
  2. Search example: Search securities yields Securities Litigation and Enforcement: Overview. 

$ Thomson Reuters > Westlaw Edge UK > topic: Crime

  1. Search Crime by keyword(s).
  2. Search example: "white collar crime" > filter results (by content type, topic, jurisdiction & date)