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Ropes & Gray Attorneys Examine U.S. v. Allen and Applicability of Fifth Amendment to Involuntary Statements Made to Foreign Officials

Practices: Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense, Securities & Futures Enforcement, Litigation, Corporate & Shareholder Litigation, Business & Commercial Litigation, Anti-Corruption / International Risk

In Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation & Law Report, government enforcement associate Yana Grishkan (Boston) examine the decision in United States v. Allen, where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination applies to involuntary statements made by an individual to a foreign official who is not himself bound by the U.S. Constitution. The article examines the facts presented in Allen, as well as the broader impact of the July 19 decision on cross-border criminal investigations. The article is available here.

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