Effective Antitrust Compliance Programs: Preventing Violations and Minimizing Penalties

Implementing Mechanisms to Detect Wrongdoing, Leveraging Compliance Programs in Investigations and Sentencing

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare antitrust attorneys to develop and implement compliance programs that foster the prevention and early detection of antitrust violations. The panel will also offer practical advice for leveraging effective compliance programs when responding to government investigations or seeking leniency in sentencing for antitrust violations.

Description

Antitrust violations trigger government investigations and lawsuits that can result in enormous penalties, severe civil and criminal sanctions, and costly litigation defense. The DOJ Antitrust Division recovered over $1 billion in criminal fines during fiscal year 2013 and is expected to exceed that amount in fiscal year 2014.

Attorneys must guide clients in creating, implementing and monitoring antitrust compliance programs that will help to avoid or detect potential violations and minimize the risk of antitrust liability. When government investigations ensue, counsel should advise companies on ways to leverage their antitrust compliance programs to defend against allegations or mitigate penalties and sanctions.

Listen as our authoritative panel of antitrust attorneys explains the key elements of an effective antitrust compliance program and strategies for businesses to avoid or detect antitrust violations and limit liability exposure.

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Outline

  1. Elements of an effective antitrust compliance program
  2. Implementing the antitrust compliance program
    1. Training and reporting procedures
    2. Documentation
    3. Audits and internal investigations
    4. Responding to potential violations internally
  3. Leveraging the compliance program when responding to government investigations

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the key elements of an effective antitrust compliance program?
  • What are the best practices for designing, implementing and monitoring antitrust compliance programs?
  • How can companies leverage their effective antitrust compliance program when facing a government investigation?

Faculty

Deirdre A. McEvoy
Deirdre A. McEvoy

Counsel
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

Ms. McEvoy is Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense...  |  Read More

Mark Rosman
Mark Rosman

Partner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Mr. Rosman is a partner and a member of the firm's antitrust practice. He handles a variety of national...  |  Read More

Tween, Douglas M.
Douglas M. Tween

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Mr. Tween focuses his practice on antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax, securities, fraud, money...  |  Read More

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