Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable holiday season and were not among those trapped on I-95 in the snow for hours earlier this week. We’re back after a two-week hiatus with a look at white-collar trends to watch in 2022 and some of the first big moves of the new year. Please get in touch with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.

U.S. Department of Justice building U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

White-Collar Trends to Watch in 2022

As we enter a new year with COVID-19 cases once again surging across the country, the pandemic is poised to be a dominant storyline in 2022, at least while the highly contagious omicron variant continues its rapid spread.