Investigations of Individuals in Real Life: Defense Counsel and Former DOJ Officials Share How Cases are Now Unfolding, and What They Reveal about Liability Risks for Legal and Compliance Professionals

December 2, 2021 11:00am

Rachel Maimin
Partner
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Rohan A. Virginkar
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

Jonathan Lopez
Partner
Allen & Overy LLP

Jason Linder
Partner
Mayer Brown

Moderator:
William (Widge) Devaney

William (Widge) Devaney
Partner
Baker McKenzie

With a flurry of individual investigations anticipated under the Biden Administration, and with the DOJ’s continued focus on holding individuals accountable for FCPA violations, this new session will delve into the changing landscape of risk for legal and compliance executives.

Leading practitioners who have represented individuals will discuss new, pressing questions, including:

  • Detailing the move toward prosecutions of corporate “gatekeepers” in particular, including general counsel, chief compliance officers and accountants
  • Reviewing the scope of legal and compliance officers’ obligations to investigate potential red flags and monitor suspicious activity
  • Outlining recent enforcement actions against individual executives and key takeaways
  • Deciding when to self-disclose potential violations
  • Identifying potential liabilities for directors and officers
    • Minimizing individual risk and harm to the company