In a Law360 article, Phillips & Cohen partner Stephen Hasegawa expresses his expectations of Merrick Garland’s future top priorities as US Attorney General, should he be confirmed in 2021.
But Garland’s priorities for the position likely also extend into white collar enforcement, a potential pullback on the Trump administration’s immigration policies and a heightened focus on civil rights, among other legal matters that stand to have major impacts on the legal industry in the U.S.
Here are six areas in which attorneys speculate a DOJ headed by Garland will diverge most when compared to the Trump administration.
Phillips & Cohen LLP partner Stephen Hasegawa: “Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland’s first priorities must be restoring DOJ’s traditional role as a nonpartisan defender and enforcer of the rule of law and rebuilding the confidence of DOJ’s deep bench of dedicated civil servants in the institution itself.”
Read the entire article, “In Their Words: What Attorneys Expect If Garland Becomes AG,” on Law360’s website (subscription required).