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Just because it wasn’t a surprise doesn’t make it any easier to field.

Many predicted that the Biden administration would take a more activist stance to enforcement and regulation—as opposed to the Trump White House. Indeed, they have. From efforts to regulate private financial markets to ESG to crypto to antitrust and big tech, this administration has taken a far more vigorous approach to regulation.

Here at Quinn Emanuel, we expect that this trend will continue for the duration of the Biden administration—so, at the very least, these next two years. Additionally, the White House has announced its intention to address a number of other areas of regulatory expansion. These include: civil rights enforcement actions, cybersecurity governance rules, and short sale disclosures. 

We predict, from an enforcement and regulation standpoint, that the next two years will be at least as active as the last two, if not more so.

To see a full rundown of our views on the Biden administration’s expanded regulatory efforts, we invite you to visit the Quinn Emanuel website for a thoroughly researched read that cherry-picks some salient developments.  


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Written by:

John B. Quinn