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Justice Official: Criminal Law Enforcement a Collaborative Effort

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 15, 2015

Criminal, civil, and regulatory authorities increasingly are collaborating with one another to enforce certain federal criminal laws. Leslie Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, drove this point home in recent remarks at New York University’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law’s annual conference on Regulatory Offenses and Criminal Law.

Caldwell cited as an example the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit within the Fraud Section, which focuses on the prosecution of complex securities, commodities, and other financial fraud cases. “Working closely with regulatory partners at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, and other domestic and foreign agencies, the unit has tackled...

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