Corporate Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions
By Leo Tsao
Published by Aspen Publishing
Over the past two decades, corporate criminal liability has developed into one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic areas of legal practice. The growth of corporate criminal enforcement has correlated with a broad shift in how the government investigates and resolves corporate criminal violations. As a result of these developments, the practice of investigating, prosecuting, and resolving corporate criminal cases has many significant differences from other areas of criminal or civil law. Notably, one of the most significant aspects that distinguishes corporate criminal practice is that much of it occurs outside of the formal judicial system; nearly all DOJ corporate criminal matters are resolved through negotiated settlements, and very few cases involve court proceedings or go to trial. As a result, many parts of this practice remain relatively unknown to students and practitioners. Until now.
The authors, including Leo Tsao, partner, open a window into all aspects of corporate criminal investigations and prosecutions.