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  • U.S. Sentencing Commission Approves Increased Penalties for Certain Fraud Offenses
    Provided by David Debold and Matthew Benjamin
    In light of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the U.S Sentencing Commission has responded by promulgating amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines for securities fraud, mortgage fraud and financial institution fraud.

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  • Con: It's Not Our Job
    Provided by Steven C. Krane*
    Lawyers have traditionally been able to provide their clients with dispassionate legal advice based on a full understanding of the relevant facts. Because of the evidentiary privilege that attaches to attorney-client communications, and the strict ethical obligations of confidentiality in effect in all disciplinary jurisdictions in the United States, clients are allowed and encouraged to be completely candid with counsel.

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