EPA Increases Environmental Justice Enforcement Actions

Betty Q. Hixson

Related Practices & Jurisdictions The EPA recently indicated that it will ramp up its activity with respect to environmental justice enforcement initiatives using pre-pandemic tools such as on-site facility inspections. The EPA’s focus on environmental justice reverse some Trump-era policies that limited the focus of EPA action on environmental justice, […]

SEC and DOJ Crypto Enforcement Actions in March 2022

Betty Q. Hixson

In the wake of President Biden’s March 9, 2022, executive order outlining his Administration’s desire to establish a comprehensive federal approach to crypto policy and regulation,[1] federal agencies are continuing to focus on enforcement of crypto under existing regulations. Although NFTs and cryptocurrencies are novel technologies, they still fall squarely within […]

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division Actions

Betty Q. Hixson

INTRODUCTION The US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division (Division) has continued to actively investigate and pursue alleged criminal violations of antitrust laws and collusive activity in government procurement. US Attorney General Merrick Garland noted in a March 2022 speech at the ABA Institute on White Collar Crime that the […]

Fact Sheet: President Biden’s Historic Actions to Make Our Communities Safer by Reducing Gun Crime

Betty Q. Hixson

In his 2022 State of the Union Address, President Biden will highlight how his Administration is executing on his comprehensive strategy to make our communities safer and reduce gun crime. The President’s comprehensive strategy advances two foundational policies – investing in crime prevention and helping cities and towns hire additional […]