The 39th National Institute on White Collar Crime, hosted by the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section, took place on March 6-8 in San Francisco.

Attendees included by members of the white collar defense bar and senior U.S. law enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and others, the conference covered a variety of cutting-edge and emerging white collar enforcement and compliance issues.

Explore key implications for your business, based on various statements made by senior law enforcement officials at the conference.

In Summary

The annual updates on enforcement trends and priorities this year build upon last year's guidance by substantially sweetening the calculus for whistleblowers and voluntary self- disclosures, and reflecting the nation's rapid adoption of disruptive technology tools especially including AI.

Previous trends, such as the government's ongoing enforcement effort aimed at protecting U.S. intellectual property from perceived threats by foreign adversaries, are not letting up, but instead are increasing in specificity as to related corporate compliance expectations.

As companies increasingly engage in the race to use and sell AI tools and the datasets that fuel them, now is a great time to also put in place corporate compliance strategies to avoid becoming the next poster child for the government's deterrence efforts.

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