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Regulating the Illicit Use of Virtual Assets: What to Look for in 2022

According to a recent report, crimes involving virtual assets (“VAs”) nearly doubled in 2021, with illicit gains reaching a high of $14 billion. At the same time, the use of VAs for legitimate purposes also grew significantly.

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Litigation & Enforcement Attorneys Contribute as Editors and Authors to GIR’s Fifth Edition of The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

Time to Read: 1 minutes Practices: Anti-Corruption / International Risk, Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense, Latin America

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A cross-office team of attorneys in Ropes & Gray’s anti-corruption and international risk and government enforcement/white collar practices have co-authored four chapters and the introduction for the fifth edition of Global Investigations Review’s “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.” The authoritative, comprehensive and practical guide examines how companies should approach each stage of an investigation across the globe from an individual’s and corporate’s perspective.

The first chapter, “Self Reporting to the Authorities and Other Disclosure Obligations, The UK Perspective”, authored by Judith Seddon and Amanda Raad, considers the advantages and disadvantages of self-reporting in the U.K. Other contributing attorneys include associates Sarah Lambert-Porter and Matthew Burn.

The second chapter, “Self Reporting to the Authorities and Other Disclosure Obligations, The US Perspective”, authored by Amanda, closely examines self-reporting to authorities and other disclosure obligations from a U.S. perspective. Other contributing attorneys include counsel Sean Seelinger and associate Jaime Orloff Feeney.

The third chapter, “Latin America Overview”, authored by María González Calvet, discusses the international co-operation instruments and mechanisms that exist across Latin American jurisdictions and examines the evolution and efficacy of these frameworks. Other contributing attorneys include associates Nicole Horowitz, Alyssa Fixsen, Krista Evensen, Stephanie Colorado and Jennifer Levengood.

The final chapter, “Parallel Civil Litigation: US Perspective,” authored by David Hennes and Lisa Bebchick, discusses the civil proceedings that are often generated parallel to criminal and regulatory investigations in the United States. Other contributing attorneys include counsel Alexander Simkin and associates Patrick Roath. 

Judith and Ama Adams also serve on the editorial board and contribute to the introduction of the publication.

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