White Collar Federal Legislation

It seems that Congress introduces a new criminal offense nearly every day and frequently those offenses are poorly drafted, lacking an adequate mens rea requirement, or duplicative of existing criminal law. Active tracking of white collar-related government legislation and activity forms a cornerstone of our mission: To develop timely and effective responses to relevant legislation, both through our own membership and through coalition-building. These pages detail white collar-related criminal legislation of particular concern from current and past sessions of Congress.

John Cline discussing federal criminal legislation at an NACDL Capitol Hill education event.It seems that Congress introduces a new criminal offense nearly every day and frequently those offenses are poorly drafted, lacking an adequate mens rea requirement, or duplicative of existing criminal law. Active tracking of white collar-related government legislation and activity forms a cornerstone of our mission: To develop timely and effective responses to relevant legislation, both through our own membership and through coalition-building.

The below pages detail white collar-related criminal legislation of particular concern from recent sessions of Congress divided by issue area.

Pictured:  NACDL Member John Cline discussing federal criminal legislation at a December 7, 2009, NACDL Capitol Hill education event titled "Legislating Chaos: Has Congress Made Playing Hooky a Federal Crime?" 

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