31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - The Investigative Team

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Beginning with the 2015 Yates Memo, 2016 FCPA Pilot Program, 2017 and 2019 Evaluations of Corporate Compliance Programs, with 2020 Update through to the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy; the DOJ has put even more pressure on every CCO, compliance practitioner and indeed company, to get an investigation done quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, right. This is even more true after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which limited whistleblower protection and benefits to only those See more +
Beginning with the 2015 Yates Memo, 2016 FCPA Pilot Program, 2017 and 2019 Evaluations of Corporate Compliance Programs, with 2020 Update through to the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy; the DOJ has put even more pressure on every CCO, compliance practitioner and indeed company, to get an investigation done quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, right. This is even more true after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which limited whistleblower protection and benefits to only those whistleblowers who go to the SEC, rather than initially report internally. What do all these documents tell who should be on your investigation team?

Three key takeaways:

1. HR plays a key but often underused role in internal investigations.

2. The Board of Directors and senior management have different roles.

3. Use your legal department to protect the privilege.

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