White Collar Enforcement Under the Biden Administration and Its Potential Impact on The Tech Industry


The senior leadership that will be responsible for white collar enforcement under the Biden Administration is starting to crystalize. In January, President Biden announced several key nominations for the Department of Justice, including DC Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General, veteran prosecutor Lisa Monaco for Deputy Attorney General, and former CFTC chair Gary Gensler for Chair of the SEC. While confirmation hearings for these nominees remain pending, many anticipate a surge in white collar enforcement activity once this team is in place. Several of the key areas where the Biden Administration may focus its enforcement efforts may impact the tech industry, including competition and antitrust policy.