DPAs and Eisinger’s “The Chickenshit Club”

Aug. 22, 2017, 12:32 p.m. | bgarrett

A recent New Yorker book review, of Jesse Eisinger’s new book, “The Chickenshit Club,” asks why didn't prosecutors target more executives after the financial crisis. Eisinger argues in a fascinating and readable book that it was a culture and policy shift among federal white-collar prosecutors. The review describes the rise of deferred prosecution agreements, documented on ...

The HSBC's Monitor Report

July 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m. | bgarrett

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday ruled that the district judge, John Gleeson had incorrectly ruled in early 2016 that the thousand-page report of the independent monitor in the HSBC deferred prosecution agreement should be disclosed to the public. I had written an amicus brief in favor of public disclosure of the report, in redacted form, for reasons including that there is a strong public interest in learning more about corporate prosecut ...

The Registry Launch

June 25, 2017, 12:29 p.m. | bgarrett

On June 5, the Washington Post True Crime blog described our newly launched Corporate Crime Registry. Tom Jackman writes: “Crimes committed by corporations are often overlooked or undercovered by the news media. Though the dollar amounts and number of victims can be astronomical, corporate crimes — including areas such as securities fraud, money laundering and bribery — can be complicated, d ...

Introducing the Corporate Prosecution Registry

March 31, 2017, 12:28 p.m. | bgarrett

For almost a decade, we have been gathering data on corporate prosecutions. Those efforts have resulted now in the creation of The Corporate Prosecution Registry, a project of the University of Virginia School of Law. The goal of this Registry is to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on federal organizational prosecutions in the United States, so that we can better understand how corporate prosecutions are brought and resolved. For some time now we have been gathering detailed information about federal organizational prosecution since 2000, as well as deferred and non-prosecuti ...

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