Year: 2022

Reflecting on 2022…

December 29, 2022

As each year comes to a close, we at AAPLC try to sit down, and reflect upon what went well, how we need to improve, and what we need to change. 2022 was a difficult year for me, and my family, on many fronts. Introspection, I have learned, has no end. Acknowledging the good things in life, however, has great power, and as Eckhart Tolle noted, “is the…

Opening Statements: Get your FLO JO on! (An Excerpt from Ashley’s “Girls Just Wanna do Trials” Blog)

November 17, 2022

I ran track in high school.  Coach Mitchell consistently tried to convince me to become a “middle distance runner” which meant competing in the 880 and the mile run.  I was WAY too lazy for that.  In addition, I did not want to wake up at 5 am, before school, run five miles, and go to class with wet hair in 20-degree weather mixed in…

Stories From the Frontlines of Justice: From Prosecution to Defense

July 15, 2022

I am very honored that my long time-colleague and friend and top notch criminal defense attorney Doug Passon, invited me as a guest on his new podcast, “Set for Sentencing.” As Doug notes: “In Set for Sentencing, I present cutting edge resources, world-class experts, and the straight scoop on our often dysfunctional system — all in service to one goal — to bring more more…

Adams & Associates, PLC Named Best White Collar Criminal Defense Firm In Arizona

May 2, 2022

ESG, Greenwashing, and the Department of Justice

April 29, 2022

The first time I heard that the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) were forming tasks forces related to “ESG”, I assumed that it must involve some kind of weight loss herbal supplement. (Sounds like HCG, and I am always looking for the latest weight loss trend…?) Not quite. What is ESG, anyway? ESG is a term to describe a system…

Catching the Kleptocrats

March 21, 2022

The Justice Department announced on March 4, 2022, the creation of the task force, “KleptoCapture,” to go after billionaire oligarchs who have aided President Vladimir V. Putin in his invasion of Ukraine. The task force will target people and companies that are trying to evade anti-money laundering laws, hide their identities from financial institutions, and use cryptocurrencies to evade sanctions and launder money. President Biden…

Happy New Year!

January 5, 2022

 Maddie at the DFA Ball Congratulations, Maddie on all of your hard work adding up to this final event! You looked beautiful and we are so proud of the young woman you have become!