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Third-Party Payments in Government Litigation Settlements
In June of 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo prohibiting the Department of Justice from directing settlement payments to non-governmental third parties that are “neither victims nor parties to the lawsuits” when the Department is engaged in litigation. The memo halted a practice that was utilized by the Bush and Obama administrations and now may make a return under the Biden administration.

Some view these third-party payments in government litigation settlements as an unconstitutional encroachment on Congress's spending power that should remain proscribed, but some see it as a legitimate measure to advance policy goals, particularly when it comes to environmental enforcement.

Join us at 12:00 PM ET on April 14 for a Zoom webinar featuring experts that come down on both sides of the issue discussing the practice and whether it will, and should, be utilized once again by the new administration.

Featuring:

• Ryan Dean Newman, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, United States Department of Justice
• Justin A. Savage, Global Co-Lead, Environmental Team, Sidley Austin LLP
• John Shu, Attorney and Legal Commentator
• Moderator: Annie Donaldson Talley, Partner, Luther Strange and Associates

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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