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Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2020

PLI Webcast

1:45 p.m EDT

Sheppard Mullin Participant:
MaryJeanette Dee — "Defending the Gatekeeper: When In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals are Investigated"


  • How to defend an in-house lawyer or compliance person in a government investigation
  • Can in-house or outside lawyers divulge privileged communications in defending themselves?
  • When should you raise a “reliance on counsel” defense and what happens to the privilege if the defense is explicitly or implicitly waived?
  • When will the government charge an individual versus the employer for compliance failures?
  • Successful defense strategies in recent government investigations of in-house counsel and compliance professionals

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Webinar Information: 
In 2020 the federal government approved historic levels of funding with The CARES Act while local governments implemented emergency relief to allay unemployment, health care, and housing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inevitably increased funding and regulations will result in expanded government oversight of organizations and thus greater risk of liability for the in-house attorneys and company compliance officers—the “Gatekeepers”—tasked with ensuring organizational compliance. 

This program is designed for both gatekeepers and lawyers who represent them and will feature experienced in-house and outside counsel, chief compliance officers and government officials who will use hypotheticals to discuss a variety of topics concerning the responsibilities and conduct of gatekeepers and provide practical advice dealing with the government’s increased policing of the activities of gatekeepers.


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