PLI Book by Kaye Scholer's White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Group Helps Lawyers Minimize Corporate Liability
Practising Law Institute (PLI), the nation’s leading provider of continuing legal education, and international law firm, Kaye Scholer LLP, announce the update of the Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues — a vital treatise that enables lawyers to minimize a corporation’s exposure to criminal and regulatory liability at a time when that danger has increased dramatically.
At a time when companies are under greater legal scrutiny than ever before, executives and their legal counsel need practical, plain-English guidance on how to avoid potentially disastrous mistakes.
PLI’s Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues provides that necessary information. Stocked with easy-to-follow checklists, the Deskbook shows you how to carry out internal investigations that spot, and stop legal problems, protect the rights of employees when they’re subject to investigation or prosecution, and cooperate with government investigators in ways that help reduce legal and financial damage if wrongdoing is proved.
The Deskbook also gives you step-by-step instruction on how to put together a comprehensive compliance program that can prevent legal missteps and help companies qualify for federal leniency programs if legal violations are committed.
What People Are Saying About the Deskbook
“The book is breathtaking in scope. I can’t imagine a more important resource to have near at hand.”
Professor of Law and former Dean
Fordham Law School
“The White Collar Criminal Deskbook is an essential and superb resource when representing a client facing investigation or prosecution.”
Stephen E. Kaufman, Esq.
Leading White Collar Defense Attorney
and Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
"It is an impressive treatise on legal practice in the white collar crime area, broadly defined. Corporate counsel will find the Deskbook enormously useful."
James B. Jacobs
Professor of Law
NYU School of Law
“Provides concise, accurate and indispensable advice to corporate counsel.”
Professor of Law
University of Connecticut School of Law
“An excellent tool for the experienced, and an important guide for everyone to the pitfalls that await you.”
Bart M. Schwartz
former Chief, Criminal Division, United States Attorneys' Office,
Southern District of New York and advisor to major corporations
About the Authors
Jane W. Parver — former Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, former Chief, Public Corruption Unit, and former Chief, Major Crimes Unit, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, recipient of the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, former member of the Liman Commission investigating NYC Medical Examiner, and former member of the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board. She has tried numerous civil and criminal cases; and conducted internal investigations and represented numerous individuals and companies in grand jury and SEC and NASD regulatory proceedings, and in investigations concerning alleged health care, financial, and accounting frauds.
Gregory J. Wallance — former Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, former member of the ABSCAM prosecution team and former member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the U.S. Sentencing Commission on the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines. Mr. Wallance has represented companies and individuals in grand jury and regulatory proceedings, tried numerous criminal and civil cases and arbitrations, and argued appeals in multiple state and federal appellate courts. He has testified in Congress as an expert on corporate governance issues. He was Chief Litigation Counsel for Kidder Peabody & Co. Inc. (while a partner at Kaye Scholer LLP).
Michael A. Rogoff (Chair of Kaye Scholer’s White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Practice Group and Co-Chair of Complex Commercial Litigation Department) — former Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and recipient of the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He has represented numerous companies, directors, and senior executives in internal investigations, regulatory proceedings, and grand jury investigations involving securities and accounting fraud, antitrust violations, and healthcare fraud.
William Hoffman (Kaye Scholer LLP's Washington, D.C. office) — former Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Hoffman has been lead counsel for major pharmaceutical companies in grand jury investigations and regulatory proceedings.
Arthur E. Brown — Mr. Brown is a member of Kaye Scholer’s Executive Committee, and a Partner in the Product Liability and Commercial Litigation Groups. He has represented, and has been part of the national counsel team representing, manufacturers of pharmaceutical products in both civil and criminal matters. In addition, Mr. Brown is part of a team defending high level executives in a fraud action brought by the New York State Attorney General. Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Mr. Brown was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he handled a wide range of cases including conspiracy, fraud, and embezzlement.
Manvin Mayell — former Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in the Civil Division in charge of the environmental, tax and bankruptcy units of the Civil Division, where he prosecuted federal False Claims Act cases, including those brought by relators alleging health care fraud and fraud in the financial markets.
Jay W. Waks (Chair, Kaye Scholer LLP's Labor & Employment Law Practice) — Mr. Waks, a litigator, has considerable experience in internal investigations of federal, state and local employment law violations. He has served as special counsel to boards of directors and as expert investigative counsel in cases involving allegations of executive wrongdoing, employment discrimination, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower issues.
Kerry Alan Scanlon (Kaye Scholer LLP's Washington, D.C. office) — former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he oversaw the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases throughout the country. He has conducted fraud, corruption and theft investigations for clients and worked on litigations involving those matters, including criminal prosecutions.
Christopher R. Brewster —(Kaye Scholer LLP's Washington, D.C. office) — former Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, U.S. Senate legislative counsel (Senator John C. Danforth) and Associate Director (Marketing Practices) of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Brewster, one of the principal drafters of the Ethics in Government Act, has represented clients in suspension and debarment proceedings, and in internal investigations and government proceedings involving compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. export control laws.
Eric Sussman (Head of Regulatory Enforcement and White Collar Litigation in Kaye Scholer LLP’s Chicago office) — Former Deputy Chief for the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section, and former Food & Drug Administration Coordinator in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Sussman was the lead prosecutor in United States v. Conrad Black, as well as for a broad range of complex corporate fraud and regulatory investigations involving securities violations, corporate tax offenses, violations of food-safety laws and workplace-safety laws.
Allen Waxman — represents clients in grand jury and regulatory investigations in the life sciences and financial industries. Mr. Waxman also counsels clients on risk management and compliance matters. As former General Counsel at Pfizer, Inc, he has extensive experience managing investigations by a multitude of government agencies. He has tried numerous jury trials and handled complex civil and criminal litigation. He is experienced in confronting the challenges that the convergence of litigation, compliance and regulation pose for clients.
Z. Scott — former Executive Inspector General for the Illinois public universities and the Office of the Illinois Governor, former Chief, General Crimes Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, recipient of the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Ms. Scott has tried numerous criminal and civil cases in federal district court, represented companies and individuals in federal grand jury investigations and in federal criminal cases, and conducted numerous internal investigations across a broad range of industries. She has also counseled clients on risk management and compliance practice.
Michael J. Malecek — former assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, where he investigated and prosecuted technology-related and intellectual property crimes, such as extensive counterfeit software rings, and other white collar matters. He has experience in all areas of litigation, including white collar, FCPA, compliance, securities, employment and patent litigation.
Peter Root — former Special Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. His experience includes securities and financial fraud litigation, conducting internal investigations on behalf of management and audit committees of public companies, and representing clients in governmental and regulatory investigations. Mr. Root counsels clients on FCPA, compliance, governance practices and litigation avoidance strategies.