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Bridget M. Rohde, a member of Mintz Levin in New York, writes: The U.S. Department of Justice, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and other federal and state agencies are aggressively prosecuting health care fraud and related offenses through a strike force approach that has its roots in DOJ's historic efforts to combat traditional organized crime.
Jeffrey Alberts, a partner at Pryor Cashman and leader of its white-collar defense and investigations practice, writes: Federal prosecutors clearly have recognized the power of the civil money laundering statute as an enforcement tool, and there is good reason to think that their use of this statute will increase in the future.
Sean Hecker and Andrew M. Levine, partners at Debevoise & Plimpton, and Steven S. Michaels, counsel at the firm, discuss the holding in 'United States v. Grimm' and address its importance to FCPA conspiracy prosecutions that form an important component of FCPA enforcement.
David Gannaway, a principal in Citrin Cooperman's Valuation and Forensic Services Group and a former special agent with the IRS' Criminal Investigation Division, explores the role of a Kovel accountant and provides a summary of the judicial decision regarding the creation of an attorney-client privilege for certain accountants and the services they provide.