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Scarlett Nokes has extensive experience in Title IX and sexual assault investigations and is currently handling numerous civil and criminal matters related to sexual misconduct. Scarlett draws upon her deep experience as a federal prosecutor to represent clients in a range of matters related to internal investigations, internal risk analysis, government investigations, white-collar criminal defense, regulatory and compliance issues, civil litigation and enforcement actions. Her clients benefit from her wealth of government experience, which allows her to skillfully advocate and achieve favorable results.

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced this week to 25 years in prison for his role in an $10 billion cryptocurrency fraud, dodging the 40- to 50-year sentence requested by the government and the 110-year sentence recommended under the sentencing guidelines.

The 32-year-old former billionaire — who was convicted in November of defrauding customers and

Last week, the Sixth Circuit and Supreme Court issued opinions on criminal law that could affect trial and sentencing strategy for white collar defendants in regulated industries.

District court discretion does not override the need for “the perception of fair sentencing” in the Sixth Circuit.

On June 22, 2023, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion

On December 6, 2022, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, Inc. As previously reported, this case raises whether the government has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam suit after it initially declined to proceed with its own action and

How much detail must a plaintiff allege to meet the heightened pleading standards that apply in an FCA case? Appellate courts have taken different approaches, but given a chance to address a seeming circuit split, the Supreme Court declined to clarify a standard.

On October 17, the Supreme Court denied the petitions for certiorari in