The DOJ Evaluation Guidance: Compliance Tips and Strategies
As companies continue to thrive, the significance of a compliant corporate environment is also being underscored. To avoid the complexities of corporate investigations and criminal penalties, implementation of robust and effective corporate compliance programs should be prioritized. To help companies do just that, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” in 2017. Businesses, however, should have an in-depth understanding of the guidance to ensure it is effectively utilized. Furthermore, they should be proactive in updating their compliance programs and risk mitigation practices to ensure conformity with the evolving DOJ regulations.
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the DOJ’s evaluation guidance. This LIVE Webcast will offer companies and their counsel with significant compliance tips and strategies to prevent corporate violations in light of the issued guidance.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:
- DOJ’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: An Overview
- Trends and Updates
- Red Flags
- Best Compliance Strategies
- What Lies Ahead
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- DOJ Evaluation Guidance Background. A discussion of prior precedent and the release of DOJ’s guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.
- The FCPA Resource Guide and the Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
- Other Sources (e.g., OECD Guidance)
- Recent Developments. A discussion of recent developments that inform DOJ and SEC view of corporate compliance.
- FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy
- The Benczkowski Memorandum: Guidance for Imposing Monitors
- Other Guidance and DOJ statements
- FCPA Risk and Implications for M&A transactions
- Ephemeral messaging
- Using the Evaluation Guidance in Practice: Tips and Strategies.
- Using the Guidance to Develop and Enhance Your Compliance Program
- Tips for Presenting Before DOJ and SEC
Jennifer D. Riddle is of counsel in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on compliance with and disputes relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other international anti-corruption laws.
Ms. Riddle conducts internal investigations on behalf of senior management, boards of directors, and audit committees with respect to the FCPA, international anti-corruption laws, fraud, and kickbacks. She has acted as the senior associate leading investigations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Riddle advised clients on compliance with U.S. securities laws and regulations, conducted internal investigations relating to suspected infractions of U.S. securities laws, and coordinated all phases of discovery in complex litigation cases.
Jennifer D. Riddle is of counsel in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, …
Matthew Driscoll is an associate in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. His practice focuses on white collar matters, internal corporate investigations, and compliance counseling. He regularly represents clients in FCPA and corruption-related internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, and transactional anti-corruption diligence. Matt received both his J.D. and his Master of Global Policy from the University of Texas at Austin.
Matthew Driscoll is an associate in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. His practice focuses on …
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General knowledge of corporate compliance
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