June 30, 2014

PLI Publishes its Latest Update of Kaye Scholer's Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance & White Collar Issues

New York: In conjunction with Practising Law Institute (PLI), Kaye Scholer’s White Collar Litigation & Internal Investigations Practice released the latest update of its Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues, updated to reflect the latest court cases and actions, as well as new commentary and discussion on these developments. 

Published by PLI, a nonprofit committed to continuing legal education, this latest edition provides practical information, comprehensive analysis and recent developments on corporate criminal and regulatory matters from leading experts in the field. In particular, recent regulatory forces have created a climate where corporations are held more liable and subject to a greater amount of regulations and statutes than two decades ago. The Deskbook update explains the best practices for ensuring corporate compliance with the law and the deterrence of illegal acts by corporate employees.

“White collar issues continue to make front-page news as more international companies get embroiled in US investigations, particularly as they relate to antitrust laws, the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” said Kaye Scholer Litigation Partner Greg Wallance, who oversaw the production of the Deskbook’s latest update. “We want our clients to always have the most up-to-date information available, which is why we are grateful for our ongoing collaboration with PLI.”

Highlights of this update include:

  • Discussion of continuing investigations into price-fixing in the automotive parts industry and into violations of the False Claims Act;
  • Criticism of the Department of Justice by U.S. District Court Judge Rakoff on the lack of prosecutions by the Department of Justice of high-level executives of financial institutions in connection with the 2008 financial crisis;
  • Preserving the attorney-client privilege waiver when American lawyers represent foreign companies in cross-border investigations by the Department of Justice and other US regulatory agencies; and
  • The most recent SEC developments, including the formation of the Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force to strengthen the agency’s efforts to identify and prosecute securities law violations related to financial reporting and audit failures.

For decades, Kaye Scholer’s white-collar defense litigators have skillfully represented public and private corporations, boards of directors and individuals in high-stakes white-collar cases and investigations. Our team, which includes several former state and federal prosecutors and SEC lawyers, handles a broad range of matters, including internal investigations, enforcement actions, compliance, corporate governance and congressional inquiries, and deftly addresses government issues.

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