Restitution for the Corporate Victim
Recent headlines report tales of corporate greed and avarice. Today, the corporation is typically the villain. In fact, in the current economic climate, it is difficult to imagine a corporation as a victim, especially a corporation in the financial services sector. But corporations and other business entities, in all sectors and industries, are sometimes victimized by crimes committed by employees and third parties. These crimes range from trade secret theft and schemes to defraud, to insider trading and embezzlement. As victims, corporations may be entitled to victim compensation, just like natural persons. For this reason, it is imperative that counsel representing a corporate victim be familiar with the law governing victim rights.