• Crime Fiction,  Poetry

    A Poem Fit For White-Collar Crime: In the City of Night

    A poem, In the City of Night, by John Gould Fletcher, that’s fit for white-collar crime: In the City of Night by John Gould Fletcher (To the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe) City of night, Wrap me in your folds of shadow. City of twilight, City that projects into the west, City whose columns rest upon the sunset, city of square, threatening masses blocking out the light: City of twilight, Wrap me in your folds of shadow. City of midnight, city that the full moon overflows, city where the cats prowl and the closed iron dust-carts go rattling through the shadows: City of midnight, Wrap me in your folds of…

  • Cocktails

    Weekend Cocktails | Backwards Bartending and Neo-’80s Beverages

      White Collar Wire’s weekend cocktail notes. From Emily Arden Wells, who writes as Miss Emma Emerson at Gastronomista, here are cocktails served backwards in crisp videos.  As she says: You sit down at a bar, peruse the menu, decide on a tipple, order, and then… wait.  It is this moment of waiting that has indescribable power.  This moment is filled with anticipation – a pause – and it is the time I always use to watch the scene behind the bar.  I carefully observe the tender of bar, watching his or her hands quickly trade bottle for bottle, add ice, bitters, and then delightfully shake the concoction or stir…

  • Compliance

    ABA White-Collar Crime Committee Winter/Spring 2014 Newsletter

    Here’s the ABA White-Collar Crime Committee Winter Spring 2014 Newsletter.         Good articles on: INTERNATIONAL WHITE COLLAR CRIME AND DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN ITALY: ARE THEY THE SAME? GIVE ME BACK MY BOOKS AND RECORDS: APPLICATION OF RULE 41(G) IN RESPONSE TO FEDERAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE WARRANTS HOT ISSUES IN CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURES THE BOARD’S ROLE IN ANTI-CORRUPTION COMPLIANCE: GUARDIAN AND GUIDE SEC ARGUES FOR BROAD CONSTRUCTION OF DODD-FRANK ACT WHISTLEBLOWER ANTI-RETALIATION PROVISION DOES THE GREEN LIGHT MEAN GO?: WILL SEC’S NEW RULES FOR SMALL OFFERINGS INCREASE STATE ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS? NEW PROPOSED RULES INCREASE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PREVENTING HUMAN…

  • Cooperation Agreements,  Parallel Proceedings

    For Corporate Counsel || Stalking Horses, Pitchfork Crowds, Narrow Neckties, Mr. Rogers’s Slippers and Indicted Employees: 6 Steps To Dodge Being Deweyed

    You may (or may not) recall the Boy Scout Law: “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, friendly, brave, clean and reverent.” Your corporate employees, officers and colleagues may exhibit all, some or none of those characteristics.  Even if one masters all the peculiars of the Boy Scout Law, however, strict adherence is no shield against indictment in the situation where one moves from “witness” to “target” for reasons outside the control of the “Scout.” So: herewith 6 lessons to heed if you wish to avoid ending up like a young man named Zachary Warren.   It is unusual for the government to indict leaders of…

  • Cocktails

    Friday Cocktails | Drinking In London, Watching Your Vocabulary and Freezing Your Cubes

    To begin the weekend: London’s top cocktail bars, a whiskey glossary and a history of ice cubes. London Calling. The drinks aren’t cheap, but here’s a look from The Guardian at the top 10 classic cocktail bars in London: London’s cocktail scene is booming, with new bars opening all the time – but if you want to treat yourself to a flawless classic then head to a hotel bar. Cocktail expert Jared Brown chooses the best, plus some cutting edge places where top mixologists are producing drinks destined to become the new classics.   Definitions.  From the folks at Saveur, a handy whiskey glossary. Cutting Much Ice.  And, in what may the…

  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements

    Need to Know | Nuts-and-Bolts of The Toyota Deferred-Prosecution Agreement

    From the Wall Street Journal‘s law blog (@WSJLaw and @jacobgershman), here is a good summary of the Highlights from Toyota’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement With Prosecutors.  Note that the agreement provides, as is common, for the appointment of an independent monitor, and the scope of the monitor’s review-authority seems quite broad.  (Perhaps the Government had in mind Apple’s recent battles with its monitor). Here is a copy of the Toyota deferred prosecution agreement. For further reading about the benefits and burdens of DPAs, we’ve discussed them before: White Collar Wire on deferred prosecution agreements

  • Technology,  Twitter

    White Collar Wire: Now On The ABA Blawg Directory

    We’re very happy to now be part of the American Bar Association Journal’s Blawg Directory.   Here’s the ABA post: White Collar Wire Website RSS Twitter “Don’t read us because you’re a criminal. Read us because, some time or other, someone may think you are. This is a blog about business crime. We post stories about news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance We want to be useful to businesspeople, internal counsel, defense lawyers in private practice, prosecutors and law-school teachers. Sometimes, we write about crime fiction, cocktails and theology. As anyone who’s ever been involved…