In the year-end article “The Biggest White Collar Cases of 2019,” Law360 spoke with partner Pete Baldwin for insight into rulings involving several complex and high-profile financial fraud cases.
The industry publication reported that several complex, high-profile financial fraud cases ended in acquittals by judges or juries in 2019, raising questions about fraud cases dealing with sophisticated markets and transactions. Baldwin told Law360 that he sees this as evidence that prosecutors are not balking at difficult cases.
“If you are going to do the tough cases, you are not going to win them all. They are tough for a reason,” Baldwin said.