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Wiretaps and Undercover Sting Operations: Are White Collar Defendants Ready?

April 16, 2010


The DOJ has aggressively used proactive enforcement techniques such as undercover sting operations and enhanced use of electronic surveillance in white collar cases.  The recent FCPA arrests at a Las Vegas gun show following a two year long sting investigation and the Galleon case in New York are but two of the more prominent examples. These techniques, once reserved for drug and organized crime conspiracies are now becoming part of garden variety health care and financial fraud investigations.  As a result, white collar practitioners can no longer afford to be in the dark regarding these techniques and the law that surrounds them. 

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