Steve Best, partner and Chair of the White Collar & Government Investigations Practice Group, along with partner Rachel Wolkinson contributed to the “Trends and Developments USA” portion of the 2020 Chambers White Collar Crime guide.

 

The article discusses the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. This shortage created a landscape ripe for price gouging and fraud. Consequently, the government created a task force to address COVID-19 related market

manipulation.

 

Steve and Rachel further focus on the types of enforcement actions concerning PPE thus far, consider what the future legal landscape might look like, and address the level of due diligence necessary by individuals, companies and legal counsel involved in the purchase or sale of PPE in today’s enforcement climate.

 

Read the full article on the Chambers website.