Mar 8, 2022
Politics and legal risks are now intertwined like
never before. The Biden administration has identified
anti-corruption as a core U.S. national security interest. It
recently imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia, including on
its Central Bank, the president and foreign minister. And in his
State of the Union address, President Biden said, “The U.S.
Department of Justice is assembling a dedicated task force to go
after the crimes of Russian oligarchs. We are joining with our
European allies to find and seize their yachts, their luxury
apartments, their private jets.” At the same time, the Department
of Justice has identified state-sponsored cybercrime and foreign
attempts to influence U.S. politics as top enforcement priorities.
What does the convergence of national security and law enforcement
mean for businesses? How can they protect themselves in this new
environment? What are the next enforcement trends?
In this podcast, Stroock Partner Tom Firestone, who previously served as Resident Legal Adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, will discuss these and related subjects with leading experts from the worlds of business, politics, journalism and academia. In this initial episode, Tom discusses the new DOJ “KleptoCapture” task force, what we can expect from it, what challenges it will face and what businesses should do to protect themselves.