Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. Today, we preview the upcoming trial of former Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann for allegedly lying to the FBI during a 2016 meeting over Trump-Russia allegations. Plus, Jonathan Kanter fills out his leadership team at DOJ’s antitrust division, and a look at lawyers involved in two new SEC crypto-related cases. Please reach out with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.

Former Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann. Attorney Michael Sussmann who was charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia investigation leaves the federal court in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP

Ex-Perkins Coie Partner Heads to Trial Over Trump-Russia Meeting With FBI

In October 2018, two dueling portrayals of Michael Sussmann appeared in the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal.