What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (or FFCRA) is a law passed by Congress on March 19, 2020 in response to fears about employers laying off employees on a large scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The law primarily impacts employers with fewer than 500 employees and its provisions are set to go in effect…

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Justice Department to pursue “denaturalization” for immigration fraud

Recently, the Department of Justice issued a press release announcing the creation of a new section committed to prosecuting “Denaturalization cases.” This “Denaturalization Section” has a mandate to identify immigrants and other individuals in the U.S. who have obtained their citizenship illegally, such as through fraud, and strip them of their citizenship. While the DOJ’s…

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Prosecutions for theft of trade secrets on the rise

Last month, federal prosecutors meeting in D.C. warned the American public to expect a “spike” in prosecutions against individuals and companies suspected of stealing intellectual property and selling it to third parties. The announcement dovetails with the government’s increasingly aggressive approach to prosecuting theft of trade secrets and international export regulations, especially when the cases…

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Attorney General Involved in High-Profile Cases

Attorney Page Pate, who is nationally recognized as a criminal defense attorney and legal analyst, is frequently contacted by the media to discuss legal issues that appear in the news. In this case, CNN contacted Page to discuss the US Department of Justice dropping their investigation of former FBI Official Andrew McCabe and the involvement…

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