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With the latest pronouncements about investigations and prosecution in white collar crime from the Biden administration and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, corporate leaders and in-house counsel are concerned about what is around the bend. As Monaco pointed out in an October 28, 2021 memorandum, the justice department will prioritize corporate enforcement. But how does a company properly prepare its leadership and those it leads, and what steps should it take to mitigate the risk of being ensnared in a criminal investigation or prosecution.

A panel including G. Zachary Terwilliger, Vinson & Elkins LLP Partner and Former Senate-confirmed US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Palmina M. Fava, Vinson & Elkins LLP Partner, Rebecca Fike, Vinson & Elkins LLP Partner and former Senior Counsel at the SEC, Division of Enforcement, and Ephraim (Fry) Wernick, Vinson & Elkins LLP Partner and former Assistant Chief of the Department of Justice, FCPA Unit, will speak about their real-world experience guiding companies on these issues.  Together they will discuss and you will understand:

  • How covid, and the post-covid environment, is impacting white collar enforcement and defense, from the setting of trial dates to the prior limitations on international travel to the remote work environment for investigator, target, and counsel (20 minutes)
  • The Department of Justice’s policy pronouncements regarding recidivist corporations, imposition of monitors, and the requirement that all involved in the misconduct at issue be identified has signaled an era of heightened corporate enforcement.  Now, six months later, we will examine what DOJ has actually implemented and executed with regards to those policies (20 minutes)
  • How post-covid DOJ corporate enforcement priorities, such as criminal antitrust enforcement in the labor context, have affected the role and importance of corporate compliance (20 minutes)


Program Level: Update

Intended Audience:  In-house counsel, outside attorneys, compliance and other allied professionals interested in how current, post-covid DOJ priorities are impacting white collar crime enforcement and defense

Prerequisites:  None

Advanced Preparation:  None



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