Tanisha Palvia Lends Insight on the Department of Justice's White Collar Workload in Law360


In a wide ranging Law360 article examining the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) increased caseload due to investigations into COVID-19 relief corruption and the Jan. 6 probes, Brooks Pierce partner Tanisha Palvia is quoted regarding the department’s white collar prosecution efforts in North Carolina.

The article describes how DOJ resources have shifted to focus on prosecution of pandemic-related fraud and Jan. 6 prosecutions, leaving fewer resources to address traditional white collar crime.  

Palvia agrees with the author that there is a backlog of pandemic-related fraud and Jan. 6 cases, but she believes that the DOJ's white collar activity, at least in North Carolina, has increased, including with regards to more traditional white collar crimes like wire fraud and Ponzi schemes.

Palvia notes that, “The DOJ’s resources are not infinite, so given its focus on handling these cases, it is likely going to have to give somewhere … but in my opinion, all types of white-collar cases continue to have the DOJ’s attention.”

Palvia represents individuals and organizations facing governmental investigations, white collar criminal charges and civil litigation. The full article can be found here.

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