In this ‘Women in Investigations’ special issue, we hope to contribute, in a modest way, to the recognition of women’s achievements in the world of law.
A recent law firm survey by PwC found that while at the lower end of the hierarchy women slightly outnumber men, at the partnership level the numbers fall right off: just 17% of partners are female in the top 10 US firms. At this year’s ABA White-Collar Crime conference in New Orleans, panellists at a session focusing on women lawyers described the ‘unconscious bias’ in law firms.
Here we profile 100 women in investigations. This is not a ranking, although we certainly think that the women we’ve selected are among the very best. What is true of all of them, however, is that they are achieving great things in a competitive and notoriously tough area of law.
Also in this issue:
- US work-product and privilege protections under renewed scrutiny
- The impact of Fokker on US DPAs
- Goodyear FCPA resolution a “roadmap” for cooperation
- ‘Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare’: The UK Anti-Corruption Plan
- UK POCA jurisdiction in cases of money laundering committed abroad
- The Due Process Guide
- ABA White Collar Crime conference:
- Caldwell: More declinations, fewer DPAs, tougher NPAs.
- Patrick Stokes, DoJ: How to distinguish yourself
- DOJ official; sometimes it’s ok not to self-report
- Virginia prosecutors “flipped” Switzerland’s view of tax evasion
- People News