Department of Justice Seal

FINAL
Remarks* of Deputy Attorney General
Larry D. Thompson
to the ABA White Collar Crime Committee
November 2, 2001

Introductory Remarks

Post-Sept. 11: The New Paradigm

Antiterrorism Legislation

FOREIGN TERRORIST TASK FORCE

Student Visas

Data Sharing

DOJ Role in Interagency Coordination

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THE DEPARTMENT IS COMMITTED TO HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS

CHANGES TO 28 U.S.C 530B IS NEEDED NOW TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC

LEAHY-HATCH-WYDEN LEGISLATION

THE LEGISLATION WAS AMENDED TO ADDRESS THE ABA'S CONCERNS

REASONABLE APPROACH

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     And now I'd be pleased to answer any questions you might have.

*NOTE: Mr. Thompson frequently speaks from notes and may depart from the speech as prepared. However, he stands behind the speech as presented in written format.

1 While the legislation calls for attorneys to be governed by federal district court rules and decisions, the vast majority of federal district court rules incorporate the rules of their state's bar.

2 This requirement is not in the U.S. Code, but has been required by the Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Act for many years.