Partner David Corker has written for Law360 on the idea that Deferred Prosecution Agreements may not be receiving sufficient judicial scrutiny, considering the near existential importance of DPAs to the SFO, Section 7 Enforcement, Section 7 Defense and offering his concerns.
“The SFO’s appetite for resolving criminal allegations of complex fraud via a DPA, one that avoids the risks, delay and expense of a trial, is strong. In recent years DPAs constitute the lion’s share of the SFO’s sparse litigation successes. They stand in contrast to, and from an SFO standpoint, go a long way toward eclipsing, its unimpressive record with the trial and conviction of individuals,” writes David.
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