Alex Willscher Authors Article on Judicial Supervision for Financier Worldwide

February 17, 2015

Financier Worldwide published an article by Mr. Willscher titled “Implications of heightened judicial supervision of corporate criminal settlements.” The article discusses the increasing willingness of judges to take an active role in approving settlements of DOJ investigations, and even dictating certain settlement terms. Mr. Willscher explores the implications of this issue in both the United States and the United Kingdom, coming to the conclusion that “it would be beneficial for all involved if the DOJ, a judicial conference or bar group would issue rulemaking or guidance on the role for judges in evaluating such settlements.”