Jenner & Block

“Beyond Compliance: Three Tips from Recent Cases,” New York Law Journal

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Matthew D. Cipolla and Associate Lorenzo Di Silvio examine three recent corporate criminal cases out of the SDNY that illustrate the government’s increased attention to the quality of compliance programs as a critical factor in resolving corporate wrongdoing.  The authors explain that the cases underscore that compliance officers would be well advised to 1. make incentives match compliance goals; 2. verify what employees report and 3. effectively train employees on policy.  “Together, these examples reinforce the message that prosecutors are serious about vetting corporate compliance programs and making sure they are effective,” the authors conclude.