In this article, Barry Pollack comments on the growth of white collar practices as a response to an increase in government investigations. While the 2008 financial crisis has not produced the wave of criminal actions many predicted, more federal agencies in recent years have been aggressive with investigations, according to Pollack. "There is a steady flow of criminal investigations, and I don't think that's going to change any time soon," Pollack said.
Pollack noted that the range of industries getting federal attention for potential criminal action has grown in recent years well beyond the energy sector. "We've seen very aggressive investigations in the inside trading arena ... and we've seen aggressive enforcement of anti-corruption laws, which have historically been very focused on energy and oil services," Pollack said. "Outside of that energy sphere, we’re now seeing it in retail, and financial services, and in pharmaceuticals, and I think we'll continue to see more."