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