Evan T. Barr, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson, writes: By now just about every white-collar defense lawyer has learned firsthand of the potentially devastating impact of the federal asset forfeiture laws. While these sweeping statutes vest enormous power in the prosecutor's hands, recent legal developments in the Second Circuit have set some important limitations on the permissible scope of forfeiture.
Scope of Proceeds in Federal Forfeiture Cases
New York Law Journal
July 9, 2013