We are now almost two months into the Biden administration, and its new federal law enforcement priorities. The administration has already signaled certain departures from the Trump era with respect to white-collar enforcement, and there is reason to believe that changes are on the horizon, at least in the areas of COVID-19 pandemic fraud, antitrust and environmental law in addition to a number of policy updates that will impact enforcement matters.

While in-house counsel are already used to staying abreast of changes in the law, the early days of a new administration provide a particularly salient inflection point demanding enhanced focus. Competent outside counsel can assist in ensuring that in-house counsel are not inadvertently focused on “fighting the last battle” while the world changes around them.

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