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August 27, 2020

Law and Crime

By: Joel Cohen

External Authors: Jennifer Rodgers

In his latest for Law & Crime, white collar defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor Joel Cohen explores the ways a President Biden would — or would not — differ from the current administration in enforcing laws against corporate crimes. 

“Corporations can be held criminally responsible for the conduct of high level employees unless that conduct directly offends the corporation’s interests,” he writes, “but whether a case of corporate malfeasance is prosecuted in the first place depends in large part on the priorities set by an Attorney General and how he or she perceives corporate crimes.”

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