Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry


Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Group

John Adams

Photo of John Adams John represents clients in complex litigation at the trial and appellate level, with a particular focus on matters arising out of government and criminal investigations. He has conducted internal investigations, represented clients in sensitive and complex grand jury investigations, tried cases to bench and jury, and briefed and argued cases in appellate courts.

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Deputy Attorney General Monaco Announces New DOJ Whistleblower Program

Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends
On March 7, 2024, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco gave remarks at the American Bar Association’s 39th National Institute on White Collar Crime in San Francisco, California. Monaco provided updates on the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ or the Department) corporate criminal enforcement efforts and announced a handful of new Department initiatives, including a… Continue Reading

New DOJ Guidance on Corporate Criminal Enforcement

Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends
RELATED UPDATE: DOJ Announces “Pilot Program Regarding Compensation Incentives and Clawbacks” with Significant Ramifications for Corporations Facing Criminal Investigations (March 6, 2023) On Sept. 15, 2022, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced important guidance and new actions from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ or the Department) on corporate criminal enforcement. Her remarks, delivered… Continue Reading

Court Holds U.S. Wire Fraud Statute Reaches Foreign Defendant’s Conduct

Fraud, Deception and False Claims
The federal wire fraud statute has a far-reaching scope, allowing prosecutors to go after conduct as varied as investor fraud to college admissions scandals. In late June, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguably broadened that scope even further by affirming a wire fraud conviction for a defendant who devised the scheme from Israel.… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos Found Guilty of Making False Representations to Investors

Fraud, Deception and False Claims
Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, was convicted of three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The verdict follows a high-profile, fifteen-week trial in federal court in San Francisco.  Holmes was alleged to have defrauded investors, medical professionals, patients, and the public by exaggerating and making false statements about… Continue Reading

Return to the Yates Memo: Deputy Attorney General Announces Tougher Approach to White Collar Enforcement

Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends
RELATED UPDATE: New DOJ Guidance on Corporate Criminal Enforcement (9/16/2022) On October 28th, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) is renewing its focus on white collar crime and enforcement, in remarks delivered during the American Bar Association’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime. Deputy Attorney… Continue Reading

Congressional Investigations: A Month In, Congress Signals Close Scrutiny of CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program

The CARES Act is only a month old, but plans for investigations to track the nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus relief funds are already emerging from Congress. Among the mechanisms for oversight created and funded by the CARES Act itself is the Congressional Oversight Commission, a five-member committee overseeing $500 billion in loans doled out… Continue Reading

Congressional Investigations: Beyond Sensational Headlines — Incoming House Leaders Announce Broad Investigative Priorities Targeting Business Community

Election and Political Law, Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends
In the politically explosive atmosphere of Washington, the talk of the town is focused on congressional investigations: who will be called before Congress, and when. Newspaper headlines blare the latest controversy — from use of personal emails for government business, to numerous investigations alleging corruption of current and former government employees, including several cabinet secretaries,… Continue Reading

McGuireWoods Announces Updated Government Investigations Resource Guide

We are pleased to announce that McGuireWoods LLP has published the seventh edition of its Government Investigations Resource Guide. While Subject to Inquiry provides detail on the latest news and regulatory trends, this guide serves as a handy reference tool for in-house attorneys, compliance officials, and executives. The Guide features overviews for key areas of… Continue Reading

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