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Enforcement Edge
July 7, 2020

Welcome to Enforcement Edge

Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement

Welcome to Enforcement Edge. This new Arnold & Porter blog on government enforcement was born out of the legal uncertainty and enhanced enforcement scrutiny resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic is changing the nature of law enforcement in the United States and around the globe, with government agencies responding rapidly to a wide range of new threats, including PPE price-gouging, CARES Act and other stimulus-related fraud, and even violations of stay-at-home orders. Expanding on our initial focus on pandemic-related enforcement, Enforcement Edge will cast a wide net, tracking and dissecting enforcement efforts across the board. Our goal is to identify real-time enforcement and compliance issues and to provide practical, timely, and easy-to-digest news and insights to help guide you through the evolving enforcement environment.

As you'll see in our initial posts, the pandemic has spurred robust scrutiny of anyone perceived to be taking advantage of the economic and regulatory turmoil resulting from COVID-19. The new enforcement landscape is full of traps for the unwitting, and mistakes navigating it can prove costly. We adopted a lighthouse theme for the blog to highlight these risks and to emphasize how we, in Arnold & Porter's White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, strive to warn you of dangers ahead and help you chart a safe path forward through savvy strategy, robust compliance measures, and above all, good lawyering.

Speaking of good lawyering, Enforcement Edge could not have materialized without our colleagues who got this blog up and running and keep it humming along: our partner Murad Hussain and our associates Shira Anderson, Paul Andrews, Chris Beeler, Lindsey Carson, Emma Dinan, Kevin Toomey, and Jennifer Wieboldt.

So start reading — we hope that you gain as much from this blog as our team does from thinking through these issues and blogging about them. And if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to reach out.

© Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP 2020 All Rights Reserved. This blog post is intended to be a general summary of the law and does not constitute legal advice. You should consult with counsel to determine applicable legal requirements in a specific fact situation.