New DOJ Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs: Questions Counsel Should Expect in a Government Investigation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide a detailed analysis of the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” report (the report) recently published by DOJ. The panel will prepare corporate counsel to design and implement a compliance program that will withstand DOJ scrutiny and protect its officers and directors from risks and liabilities, including prosecution, in the event of a government investigation.
- DOJ investigations generally—previous areas of focus
- Analysis of the report
- Analysis and remediation of underlying conduct
- Role of senior and middle management
- Autonomy and resources
- Policies and procedures
- Risk assessment process
- Employee training and communications
- Confidential reporting and investigation
- Incentives and disciplinary measures
- Continuous improvement, periodic testing and review
- Third-party management
- Integration of program into mergers and acquisitions
- Designing a robust compliance program in light of the report
- Individual accountability
- Corporate culture
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is the significance of the new DOJ report relative to previous guidance?
- What does the new report reveal about DOJ’s investigation priorities going forward?
- How should compliance programs be designed to reflect an acceptable compliance culture?
- What compliance actions can be taken to protect officers and directors from personal liability?
Mr. Bezanson represents corporate clients, senior management and boards of directors as well as individual clients in... | Read More
Mr. Bezanson represents corporate clients, senior management and boards of directors as well as individual clients in internal investigations, securities enforcement, criminal defense and regulatory matters. He regularly conducts internal investigation and defends corporations and executives facing allegations of securities fraud, antitrust violations, environmental crimes, bribery, mail/wire fraud, tax offenses and other business crimes or regulatory violations. He also assists national and international corporate clients with a wide variety of compliance matters.Close
Glen A. Kopp
Mr. Kopp, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, focuses his practice on white... | Read More
Mr. Kopp, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, focuses his practice on white collar, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement in New York. Prior to joining the firm, he served for five years in the U.S. Department of Justice, handling all phases of the federal criminal process. In private practice and at DOJ, he has handled regulatory enforcement matters, criminal proceedings, litigation and internal investigations relating to financial institutions; corporate, accounting, wire and bank fraud; insider trading; money laundering; options back-dating; securities; export control; and other matters.Close