A recently published survey by a top international law firm found that investment in compliance programs at major corporations has diminished despite increased bribery and corruption investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other international law enforcement bodies.
According to the survey data, global corporations are not allocating enough money and resources towards building effective compliance teams, a growing trend contrary to recent DOJ guidance which credits robust compliance programs throughout criminal investigations and prosecutions. A quality compliance program could result in corporations and their executives not being charged at all or receiving more lenient sentences if convicted, which is a no-brainer.
Along the same line, according to Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers of the Antitrust Division, referring to the Division’s corporate leniency program, being second in line, even if only by days or even hours, “could be the difference between a complete pass versus fines in the hundreds of millions, single damages versus treble damages, and immunity for executives and employees versus prison time.”
In view of this development, Research Triangle Park (RTP) corporations should consider Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard for all of their government compliance needs, including drafting original or updating existing compliance programs, compliance training, conducting government and internal investigations, and defending antitrust, foreign and commercial bribery, and other white collar crime. Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard’s wealth of experience in compliance matters, reasonable billing rates, and proximity to RTP, makes it the right law firm partner for your company.