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    Michael Dearington Writes Article and Blog Post on Supreme Court’s Ocasio v. United States Decision

    December 27, 2017

    Arent Fox Complex Litigation associate Michael Dearington recently published an article called “Ocasio v. United States: The Supreme Court’s Sudden Expansion of Conspiracy Liability (And Why Bribe-Taking Foreign Officials Should Take Note)” in the Washington & Lee Law Review Online. Michael closely analyzes the Supreme Court’s decision in Ocasio v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 1423 (2016), where the Court anomalously held that a police officer can conspire with a shop owner to extort that same shop owner in violation of the Hobbs Act, and explains why the decision could mean trouble for bribe-taking foreign officials, who are traditionally considered to be beyond the scope of FCPA conspiracy liability. To read the article in full, click here. Michael also published a related blog post on the FCPA Professor website. See here