Assistant U.S. Attorney General Leslie Caldwell was in San Francisco Thursday to give a keynote speech at the Securities Enforcement Forum West, a gathering of federal law enforcement officials and white-collar attorneys—and many, like Caldwell, who have been on both sides.
Caldwell, who heads the U.S. Justice Department’s 600-lawyer Criminal Division, sat down with The Recorder to talk about a new pilot program to encourage self-reporting of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. Caldwell, who led the securities fraud section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California during the height of the dot-com bubble and its aftermath, also made plain that she sees similarities between that era and Silicon Valley’s current boom.
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