Corporate Investigations Are Getting Riskier and More Difficult

Source: Reuters, 29th May 2012
U.S. corporate officers and directors are increasingly concerned over the business and legal challenges their entities face from potential securities enforcement and criminal probes, lawyers and corporate officers are saying.

A program last week analyzed how directors, executives and corporate counsel can appropriately manage the business and legal risks of an enforcement proceeding arising from earnings misstatements or employee misconduct at both low and high levels. The Directors Roundtable, an educational group, brought together Marc Berger, chief of the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s securities fraud unit; Stasia Kelly, a law partner at DLA Piper; Victoria Harker, chief financial officer of AES Energy; Damon Vocke, global general counsel of General Reinsurance; and Anthony Lendez, a BDO Consulting partner…